Posted: Feb 14, 2023

Tips For A Watertight Standing Seam Roof

By Kathi Miller

Standing seam roof systems are often recognized as the best metal roofing system available. And without a doubt, they offer unparalleled protection when properly specified, manufactured, and installed. Unfortunately, as long as individuals are involved in the process, the potential for mistakes exists. In her latest column for DesignandBuildwithMetal, Kathi Miller of McElroy Metal roofers installation tips for a weathertight standing seam roof system.

Posted: Nov 15, 2022

How Slope Affects Exposed Fastener Metal Panel Installation

By Kathi Miller

Metal roofing is well-known for its outstanding performance against mother nature. From hailstorms to hurricanes, metal roofing performs better than other material options like membrane roofing and shingles. With that said, like with any other product, problems can occur. And while installation errors lead to most issues, panel side laps, incorrect panel profile selection, and fastener locations can be problematic for exposed fastener panel installations, particularly on lower roof slopes.

Posted: Sep 07, 2021

Five Benefits Of Specifying Manufacturer-Certified Installers For Your Metal Construction Projects

By Kathi Miller

Manufacturer certification programs can be a source of confusion. Most often, the confusion stems from using words like “certified,” “approved,” “authorized,” and “qualified” interchangeably. While they may mean the same thing to architects and building owners, those terms often mean completely different things to manufacturers. Kathi Miller explains in her latest blog.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020

What Is The Cost Difference Between Standard, Premium And Metallic PVDFs

By Kathi Miller

The paint used to coat metal roofing and siding panels has three basic components: pigment, which creates the color; solvent, which helps to dissolve the pigment; and binder or resin, which acts like the glue to hold everything together. Due to differences in both pigment cost and the amount of pigment required, most metal panel manufacturers segment their PVDF offering into three pricing tiers.

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