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 […]

Daylighting 101

Posted on April 4, 2016 by bzabcik

In the age of increased energy efficiency requirements in buildings, designers often find themselves spending time and resources squeezing performance out of systems with relatively little gain in efficiency. More and more, building insulation systems seem to fall into this category. The authors of the building codes recognize this as well and have reacted by […]

Metal Roofs and Solar Energy: An Ideal Match

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Candy McNamee

Everyone is talking about—and doing something about—sustainability. Metal roofs fit nicely into the sustainable-material equation because of their myriad traits, such as recyclability, reflectivity, longevity and durability.  Another major component in the sustainability equation is renewable energy—the production of energy from renewable resources like sun and wind.  A metal roof is the ideal location for […]

How to Help Prevent Oil Canning

Posted on March 16, 2016 by kbuchinger

Oil canning is defined as the visible waviness in the flat portion of a metal panel.  Oil canning is a visual issue, not a weatherproofing or performance issue.  However, building owners will complain about waviness in metal panels on roofs, walls, and perimeter edge metal.  Edge metal and metal wall panels are more of a […]

Snow and Metal Panel Roofs: Part 2

Posted on March 3, 2016 by kbuchinger

  In part I of this blog, we discussed what to consider when deciding the roof material and roof slope to build with in snowy conditions. If you have decided to design a roof with metal panels, it is important to use the correct panel seams, evaluate the roof layout and consider long-term weatherproofing, and ensure your […]

Snow and Metal Panel Roofs: Part I

Posted on February 24, 2016 by kbuchinger

It’s February; winter storm Jonas happened last month. Snowstorms will continue to occur, and heavy snowfall can have many negative effects on roofs. What should you consider when designing a roof in snow areas, especially those with high snow amounts? What to Consider when Building Metal Roofs Roofs on buildings in snow areas—from a structural […]

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