Metal Roofing Considerations for Coastal Areas

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Randy Tweedt

Whether it is wind speed, sun exposure or the proximity to a coastline, these factors would be the major considerations when choosing metal roofing for a project in coastal areas. The good news is that metal panels can be used in just about any coastal area so long as you find the right product profile […]

Maintaining Panel Modularity and Square When Installing a Metal Roof

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Wesley Young

Most metal roofing system installers know the importance of keeping panels on module, i.e., holding the width of the panel. But holding module alone isn’t enough; keeping panels square is equally important as the two go hand in hand. When proper attention is paid to both, you will have a faster install—ensuring longevity and functionality […]

Tips To Market Your Roofing Company

Posted on June 8, 2020 by Amy Hawkins

Back in the days of the Wild West, the term “branding” meant leaving your unique mark on your cattle, identifying ownership among the herds on the open range and creating loyalty for those who graced the saddle. In today’s business environment, the concept of branding takes on a slightly different meaning. Instead of leaving a […]

Benefits of a Single-Source Supplier for Self-Storage Projects

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Bray Allen

Traditionally, when we talk about metal products for self-storage facilities, we think about the metal building panels used for exterior wall and roof systems. But, when considered holistically along with interior components such as roll-up doors and hallway systems, the wisdom for contractors and erectors of turning to a single-source supplier comes sharply into focus. […]

Overhead Door Considerations for Metal Buildings

Posted on December 9, 2019 by Wesley Young

Selecting the right overhead door shouldn’t be an afterthought. As with metal panels, they should be a key consideration when planning and designing a commercial or industrial metal building. Functionality (i.e., size, operation and environmental concerns), security and quality are priority factors. In addition, location, climate and building codes should also be part of the overhead door solution decision. […]

Tips for Selecting and Field Applying Touch-Up Paint

Posted on November 14, 2019 by kbuchinger

Metal roofing and wall panels routinely come from the factory pre-finished a durable, baked-on paint finish that covers the Galvalume®-coated steel surface. This production occurs in a controlled environment, which helps create a consistent product, and allows metal panels to last decades with minimal maintenance. It turns out, however, that the biggest threat to a […]

Cutting Metal Panels Properly On Site

Posted on October 17, 2019 by kbuchinger

Cutting metal panels on site is an often-necessary part of installing metal roofing and wall panels. However, using the right tools and methods to ensure the panels remain damage-free is vital. Using the wrong tools can result in rust, rust stains, the voiding of warranties and diminished building service life. In this blog post, we’ll […]

Upgrading Your Roof with Metal Panels

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Randy Tweedt

In a recent blog post, we reviewed key considerations to help a building owner decide whether to repair or replace a damaged roof. In this post, we’ll address some ways metal roofing systems are an advantage when upgrading your roof and restoring your building to “like-new”, weathertight condition. Installing Metal Panels Over Existing Roofing Some owners […]

Should You Repair or Replace a Roof? How to Decide

Posted on August 26, 2019 by Randy Tweedt

Roofs on buildings of all types are prone to damage, wear, deterioration, or leaks. When this happens, it leaves the owner wondering whether to address the problem through repair or replace the entire roof. How to decide? There are a number of key considerations: What is the existing roof type? Different roofing materials require different […]

Are Metal Panels An Ideal Low-Slope Roofing Material?

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Wesley Young

Many large, commercial, low-rise buildings often don’t benefit from steeply-sloped roofs the way residences and small commercial buildings might. This is because a steep roof slope would add unwanted height and unnecessary construction cost. Buildings like warehouses, retail stores, etc. are more appropriately built with low-slope roofing, commonly known as “flat roofs”. The National Roofing Contractors Association […]

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