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 […]

Proper Care and Usage of Roof Seamers

Posted on May 25, 2016 by kbuchinger

As more standing seam metal roofs are being installed than ever before, it is imperative for roofing contractors to have the proper tools when quoting jobs. Remember, a properly formed seam is important for aesthetics, weathertightness and wind uplift. With the right tools in hand for these complex installations, you can get the job done […]

Using Wind Clamps to Improve Wind Uplift on Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Jason Allen

Among the most important factors to account for when specifying a standing seam metal roof are wind control and wind uplift. It is imperative to take the necessary measures to ensure the safety and efficacy of the metal roof. The wind clamp—an extruded piece of aluminum that is placed on the panel seams at clip […]

Metal Roofs and Water Conservation: A Hidden Green Roof Benefit

Posted on May 5, 2016 by Amy Crenan

When the conversation turns to sustainability, there’s a lesser known benefit to metal roofing that helps with the environment – and the building owner’s operations costs. There are a number of reasons why metal roofs are sustainable. The most obvious reasons are that they’re long-lasting and durable, recyclable, and they’re  a natural pairing with roof-mounted […]

Choosing the Right Type of Standing Seam Roof (SSR)

Posted on April 21, 2016 by kbuchinger

When it comes to specifying standing seam roofs, one type doesn’t fit all. While a standing seam metal roof system can be one of the most durable and weather-tight roof systems available in the industry, its benefits can be negated if you fail to understand the details in application parameters of the specific system. Do […]

Metal Roofing Retrofits over Asphalt Shingles

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Jason Allen

When an asphalt shingle roof wears out, one of the most long-lasting solutions is to retrofit the roof with metal panels, and not remove the asphalt shingles.  While it’s a change of appearance, the metal roofing panels will provide a long service life. Installing Metal Roofing Panels Over Shingles There are a number of considerations when […]

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