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Selecting Metal Roofing Trim

There are a variety of factors to consider when selecting metal roofing trim, including the application, roofing style and curb appeal expectations. Once you’ve made your selection, it’s important to ensure that the trim is properly installed to protect your building from water leaks.   Common Metal Roofing Trim Before jumping into considerations for metal […]

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Tips for Installing Metal Roofing Accessories

A properly-installed metal roof is expected to last 60 years or longer. However, incorrectly-installed roofing accessories can cause serious damage and decrease the life of your metal roof. The key to a long-lasting metal roof is correctly selecting and installing metal roofing accessories. Considerations When selecting and installing metal roofing accessories, it’s important to consider […]

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Benefits of Metal Panels for Agricultural Buildings

Metal panels are ideal for agricultural buildings, including those that house livestock, such as cattle, hogs and poultry. They’re durable and offer flexibility in design so you can create an agricultural building that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Read below to learn more about the benefits of choosing metal panels and special considerations for animal […]

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How To Prepare for Metal Roof Installation

Metal Roofing Installation Prep If you’re looking to replace your current roof, metal roofing is a durable, low-maintenance alternative to asphalt shingles. To make the most of your investment, it’s important to plan ahead for the metal roof installation process. Learn about the steps that you and your contractor should take to prepare for metal […]

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Metal as the Preferred Material for Self-Storage Facilities

At the heart of any self-storage business is the facility itself. To create a profitable operation, it’s important to design your facility with a variety of factors in mind. Your facility must be appealing to customers while maintaining a functional, low-maintenance design. For most self-storage facility owners, metal is the building material of choice as […]

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What Makes a Metal Building Green?

Longevity, reduced material consumption and decreased energy usage are what determine if a structure is sustainable. A design-build contractor or builder should understand the metal building owner’s sustainability goals from the onset of the design phase. In addition to protecting the environment, designing a sustainable building can save your company money through reduced energy costs […]

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How Insulated Metal Panels Enhance Building Design and Performance

Insulated metal panels can be a high-performing, aesthetically-pleasing solution for your customers’ building projects—particularly when the weather is colder. These lightweight panels feature an insulating foam core with a metal skin face and offer superior performance and design flexibility. This makes them the ideal choice for many building projects in many industries. Enhanced Design Using […]

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Mixing Metal Panels into Building Designs

One major benefit of building with metal is its unparalleled versatility. In addition to its durability and longevity, mixing metal panels into building designs can update the appearance of any structure.  Available in a variety of textures, shapes, finishes and colors, the design possibilities and flexibility afforded to designers, architects, contractors and homeowners are endless. […]

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Cleaning Metal Panels Part 2: Quick Tips to Consider

In a recent blog post, we reviewed how regularly cleaning metal panels helps maintain their integrity and aesthetics. Now that you know the importance of this activity, we’re sharing some tips for cleaning metal panels to consider. LEVELS OF CLEANING METAL PANELS: These tips for cleaning metal panels are based on general circumstances and get […]

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Cleaning Metal Panels – Part 1: Why it Matters

Metal roof and wall panels often feature long-lasting and durable finishes available in many colors. These finishes protect the panels and enable them to hold up and look great for decades. However, to maintain their durability and protective properties, cleaning metal panels should be done regularly throughout their service life. THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULARLY CLEANING […]

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