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Are Metal Roofs Noisy?

Many homeowners ask this question when considering metal roofing versus asphalt shingles: Are metal roofs noisy when it rains? The short answer is not necessarily. The perception that metal roofing is loud most likely comes from standing in a barn or shed when it’s raining. This comes down the roofing installation methods, which differ from […]

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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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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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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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Metal Roofing and Hurricane Season Part 1: Securing the Roof

For customers who live and work in coastal areas, preparing for hurricane season is vital. This preparation helps mitigate the risks and damage tropical storms can cause to their homes and businesses. Most hurricane-preparedness tips include making a hurricane emergency kit, reviewing insurance policies and outlining family emergency and evacuation plans. While these are all […]

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