Calculating Cool Roof Energy Savings

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Candy McNamee

Whether it’s providing waterproofing, reducing thermal expansion and contraction, or supplying chemical and damage protection, cool metal roofing has much to offer. Of course, the most substantial benefit is the energy savings gleaned from reduced rooftop heat levels driving down air conditioning loads. In fact, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s heat island group projects a whopping […]

Design and Color Trends in New Metal Construction

Posted on September 9, 2016 by Shelby Shipman

Design and color trends in metal roofing products are not exactly black and white. In fact, a whole host of options are available when choosing textures and colors for new metal construction projects, depending on specific criteria. Some are practical, some are aesthetic—but all are shaping how designers are specifying metal products, coatings and paints. […]

Urban Heat Island, Part 2: How Cool Metal Roofs Benefit Building Owners

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Candy McNamee

In our prior blog post, Urban Heat Islands, Part 1: How Cool Metal Roofs Benefit the Community, we identified the existence of urban heat islands and their contribution to higher air temperatures that are found in urban areas compared to surrounding locations. We also identified a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI), on a scale of […]

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation on Metal Roof and Wall Panels

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Jason Allen

With building code compliance and sustainable building envelopes at the forefront in today’s marketplace, spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) applied to single skin metal roof and wall panels is an alternative to insulated metal panels with a manufacture-applied polyurethane foam core. SPF insulation improves a building’s energy efficiency and provides thermal, air and vapor barrier […]

Urban Heat Islands, Part 1: How Cool Metal Roofs Benefit the Community

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Candy McNamee

Summer in the city usually means it’s hot – hotter than surrounding areas. Those who have investigated this phenomenon have identified the presence of “urban heat islands” – places that heat up disproportionately to those nearby. One reason for this is the predominance of dark asphalt pavement and dark-colored roofing. The significance is that dark […]

The Benefits of Integrating Daylighting Systems with Metal Panels

Posted on July 25, 2016 by bzabcik

When metal roofing and wall systems of insulated metal panels, or IMPs, are combined with integrated daylighting and electrical lighting systems (such as with skylights, windows and translucent panels) it can improve occupant wellness and overall building performance. Are you curious if the return would be worth your investment? Uncover the recent advancements in daylighting technologies, the […]

What Resources to Use for Building Sustainably

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Amy Crenan

Think back to your first time picking up a hammer on a jobsite. How many times did you need to strike a nail before you drove it home? Better yet, how many nails did you bend or break in the process? There had to have been some point when you looked up and saw how […]

Thermal Bow vs. Thermal Expansion: A Look at Thermal Efficiency in Insulated Metal Panels

Posted on June 28, 2016 by kbuchinger

Insulated metal panels  (IMPs), a type of lightweight factory-fabricated metal panel,  are a compelling alternative to more conventional roof panel choices. IMPs have a continuous insulating core that works together with metal skins to create a barrier against air, water vapor, and thermal conditions. One major benefit of IMPs, is their thermal efficiency, averaging R-7.0 […]

Understanding Wind Uplift Testing for Standing Seam Roof Systems

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Jason Allen

When properly designed and installed, a standing seam metal roof system provides the building owner with long-term dependability and value. Standing seam roof systems fulfill requirements for durability and protection against just about any type of weather situation, and they excel in high winds. Overall, they have outstanding performance records. In the most severe weather […]

Growing Your Metal Roofing Business with Safety

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Ashley Casper

While building designers and architects play an important role in rooftop safety both during and after installation, contractors have a unique opportunity to contribute to long-term rooftop safety and increase their sales in the process. If you are submitting even a few proposals each week directly to building owners, consider adding a variety of permanent […]

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