Project Services for Metal Buildings and Roofing: Part 2

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Brian Franks

In our last blog posting, we identified the project services that are available from MBCI and the typical process that contractors for metal buildings and roofing might experience in using them. In this posting, we will take a closer look at why so many contractors are taking advantage of these very helpful services and reaping […]

Project Services for Metal Buildings and Roofing: Part 1

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Brian Franks

When a metal building or metal roofing project is being developed, it all starts with a design by an architect or engineer that may be rather standard, very custom, or somewhere in between. At some point a price for the metal portion of that design is requested from the contractor (i.e. an erector or sub-contractor […]

Why Choose Retro-R® Panels?

Posted on February 6, 2019 by kbuchinger

If you are looking for a low-cost retrofit solution and want to cover your roof with a lightweight, through-fastened panel, MBCI’s Retro-R® Panel installed over your existing roof could be the answer. Retro-R® panels provide a host of advantages for the retrofit roof project, including allowing the existing roof to stay in place during installation, thereby […]

Ordering Custom Products Online

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Shelby Shipman

In a prior blog post, we introduced the capability of ordering metal roof and wall panels, trim and building components online using the MBCI online ordering website. While most people are familiar with ordering products on the internet from a list of standard offerings, there is another exciting aspect to these sites–custom items can be ordered […]

Insulated Metal Panels Achieve High-Tech Design Aesthetics

Posted on January 8, 2019 by Eric Pittman

Equipped with the latest tools and technology available, the innovative medical practice known as Urology of Virginia has a long history of diagnosing and treating all urological conditions with the highest quality of care. Over the years, this commitment has resulted in a larger number of patients, requiring the practice to expand their Virginia Beach […]

Self-Storage Hallway Systems and Accessories

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Ashley Casper

Self-storage facilities, whether personal storage buildings or large self-storage centers, require strong, reliable construction to protect their internal assets. To ensure superior performance, first-class systems are essential, both inside and out. To this end, the facility’s interior doors and the hallway systems, i.e., the panels around the door, provide the basic framework of the storage […]

Choosing Metal Roofing Types

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Bruce Green

All metal roofing is not the same. There are different profiles in different shapes for different reasons and to suit different performance needs. How to choose? Here’s the process that metal building engineers go through at MBCI to zero in on the most economical selection that will still meet the performance requirements of a particular […]

Design and Performance Benefits of Insulated Metal Panels

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Eric Pittman

In a prior post on insulated metal panels (IMPs) we reviewed some of the basic things everyone should know about this versatile and lightweight metal building component. In this posting, we will drill down a bit more on the benefits of incorporating IMPs into a new or retrofit construction project. Here are some of the […]

Oil Canning and Flush Metal Wall Panels

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Mike Bennett

Oil canning is a broad term in the world of metal panel products and is considered one of the most vexing issues facing metal panel installations. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) defines oil canning as a “visible waviness in the flat areas of metal roof and metal wall panels.” Oil canning, also known as elastic […]

Appropriate Standing Seam Clips for Roof Panels

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Jason Allen

Part of the beauty and appeal of standing seam metal roofs is that the fasteners holding the metal panels in place are concealed. That gives the roof its clean, continuous appearance that is often desirable, but it also avoids the issue of potential roof leaks around exposed through-fasteners. Concealed fastening doesn’t mean that there aren’t […]

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