Metal Roof Seaming: Best Practices for Ensuring Weathertight Seams

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Randy Tweedt

It would seem logical that the most important field installation process for a standing-seam metal roof is the actual process of creating the weathertight seams that connect the metal panels together and ensures the structural integrity of the roof. Perhaps for many different reasons, however, this critical seaming process is not always given the proper attention […]

Understanding LEED for Green Metal Buildings

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Candy McNamee

Designing and constructing sustainable buildings has become a mainstream expectation of most building owners. Whether for reduced energy costs, higher returns on investment, or as an organizational philosophy, “green” building solutions are in demand. Perhaps the best known and most often cited program to achieve these goals is the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED® […]

Installation Techniques for Varying Metal Roofing Fastening Systems

Posted on May 8, 2019 by kbuchinger

Installation techniques vary greatly depending on the metal roof’s fastening system. For single skin roofing, there are three fastening system options: concealed, exposed and standing seam. Proper execution of the correct installation techniques helps preserve roof structure and longevity. Exposed Fastened Metal Roof Panel Installation Exposed-fastened panels are installed over solid substrates or open framing using many screws […]

Advances in Ordering Metal Building Products Online

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Shelby Shipman

You’ve heard it before: “Online is the way of the future!” but do online solutions really meet the demands of traditional building? In recent blog posts, we’ve outlined the general benefits of using an online ordering platform to order metal building products. These include the customized metal roof and wall panels and trim MBCI offers. Beyond basic […]

Long-Life Fasteners: A Key Component of a Properly Installed Metal Roof

Posted on April 10, 2019 by kbuchinger

As the saying goes: “It’s the little things.” While metal roof fasteners may seem like just a minor aspect of a big system—in both cost and size—they are quite literally what holds it all together. In that respect, the fasteners used to attach a metal roof system are a significant part of the roof performance […]

How Metal Panels Support Eco-Friendly Building Practices

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Ashley Casper

The eternal struggle for contractors: to go green or not green? Profit or purpose? The good news is that with metal panels, eco-friendly building is not only possible but profitable, making the choice a no-brainer. Today’s metal panel systems look great and prove to be incredibly sustainable, enabling homeowners and contractors to reap the benefits […]

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 […]

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