Sealing the Deal: The Importance of Properly Sealing the Building Envelope Using IMPs and Single-Skin Panels

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Eric Pittman

The primary purpose of a building’s envelope (roof and walls) is to protect the building’s interior spaces from the exterior environment and provide the desired exterior aesthetics. Whether choosing insulated metal panels (IMPs) for their superior performance or, instead, looking to the wide range of aesthetic choices available with single-skin panels—or some combination of the […]

Best Practices for Ensuring Metal Roof Accessories are Properly Installed

Posted on June 22, 2018 by kbuchinger

Best practices for roofing contractors, general contractors…and even architects—from spec’d work to pre-roofing conferences. Many metal roofs have roof penetrations for accessories installed by other trades. Unfortunately, oftentimes, these penetrations are improperly made or the accessory material is incompatible with the standing seam roof. A properly installed Galvalume standing seam roof, for instance, can be expected […]

Metal Roofing Toughs Out the Storm

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Jason Allen

Did you know that roof failures are the largest hurricane loss due to wind and water damage? Metal roofing is highly recommended for the locations that deal with hurricanes and high force winds as well as other weather conditions including hail, fire and ice. Metal roof panels from MBCI are designed to meet the unique needs […]

Proper Details for Specialty Roof Conditions

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Randy Tweedt

Sloped, standing seam, metal roofing provides a continuous surface that is designed to shed water efficiently while providing a long-lasting and great looking roofing solution. When the roof design and shape is simple, (i.e. continuously extending from ridge to eaves with no changes or interruptions) then all of the attributes of the metal roofing can […]

Coordinating Roof Insulation with Metal Building Construction

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Wesley Young

Energy codes and increasing energy costs have prompted the installation of more roof insulation into metal buildings in recent years to make them more energy efficient. That is fundamentally a good thing and metal building manufacturers have developed ways to accommodate a variety of building enclosure packages that increase energy performance while still being engineered […]

Metal Roofing Performance in Hot, Dry Climates

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Ashley Casper

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) came to MBCI to assist in the construction of The New American Home®, a concept series built to demonstrate innovation and best practices in energy efficiency and green building construction techniques. This year, The New American Home® was built at the foot of Nevada’s Sloan Canyon where it […]

Quality Control Accreditation Programs for Metal Roofing Products

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Jason Allen

Performance-based building product testing and accreditation is a critical piece of just about every aspect of construction—affecting everyone from the manufacturer to the installer and ultimately to the owner and occupant. These certifications ensure real-world property loss will be prevented and provides protection when certified products are installed correctly. With roofing being such a vital […]

The Importance of Roof Installer Training and Certification

Posted on March 27, 2018 by kbuchinger

Many metal roofing installers may think that their years of experience on the job is enough. But even for those who have been putting up metal roofs for a long time, the truth is that if they haven’t put up a particular brand’s roof before, they need to go through that manufacturer’s installer training and […]

Five Retrofit Choices Using Metal Roofing Systems

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Jason Allen

Buildings usually need new or replacement roofing installed at some point during their service lives. New metal roofing is an ideal roofing retrofit option due to its longevity and durability, which can extend the life of the roofing and require fewer replacements over time. The aesthetic appearance of a new metal roof can also make […]

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