Overhead Door Considerations for Metal Buildings

Posted on December 9, 2019 by MBCI

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 MBCI

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 […]

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 MBCI

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 […]