Hip Roof vs. Gable Roof: What to Consider & How to Choose

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Randy Tweedt

Metal roofing is a great option for both residential and commercial structures, but beyond just choosing panel type, roof shape options also come into play. Among the most common roof styles in the U.S are a gable and a hip style. Here we’ll take a quick look at these two distinct styles, explaining key features […]

Types of Standing Seam Metal Roof Clips & Why They’re Essential

Posted on December 1, 2020 by MBCI

A successful standing seam metal roof project goes beyond the obvious panels, substrate and frame. In order for the roof to look great and perform properly, don’t neglect the importance of selecting the proper roof clips for your given project. What may seem like a minor detail is, quite literally, what’s holding it all together. […]

Protecting Metal Panels from Rust

Posted on October 29, 2020 by MBCI

One of the many benefits of metal panels that contributes to their strengths is the fact that there are so many rust-resistant coating options with different levels of protection, making them a great option for virtually any environment or any budget. That said, though, missteps during storage, as well as during and after installation, can […]

Insulation Considerations for Metal Building Projects

Posted on October 15, 2020 by MBCI

Once you’ve set your sights on metal panels for your next building project, insulation will be one of the first, and most important, considerations. There are so many variables, though, so how do you know what’s best? When you’re trying to make a determination of the insulation type, you should first identify what’s driving your […]

Benefits of Metal Panels For Agricultural Applications

Posted on September 20, 2020 by Tyler Roose

Agricultural applications need building solutions that are durable, effective, cost-efficient and versatile, which is why MBCI’s high-quality metal building products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they will meet or exceed the aesthetic and structural requirements of any agricultural building initiative—from general farm facilities to barns, pole barns, sheds, horse stables, riding arenas, ranches, livestock stables, […]

Measuring for a Metal Roof: Considerations and Tips

Posted on August 25, 2020 by Michael Fuselier

Getting an accurate measurement for your metal roofing panels may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s not quite as simple as length x width. The many complexities of a roof must be taken into consideration in order to ensure your numbers add up. For instance, anything that intrudes upon a roof plane needs to be […]

Five Installer Responsibilities for Weathertightness Warranties

Posted on August 6, 2020 by MBCI

Every metal roof installation comes with an implied warranty: the roof shouldn’t leak. This is true even if your customer didn’t buy a “manufacturer’s weathertightness warranty.” It’s just the very basic expectation. Any details we send out, any materials, whatever the manufacturer supplies the installer…all go to that simple premise that you are buying a […]

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 MBCI

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 […]