Posted: Jan 07, 2014

Scientists Look To Nature For Ways To Do Things Better

By Scott Kriner

There is growing interest in using green chemistry to avoid hazardous chemicals of concern. This was a theme in a recent webinar series conducted by the Green Science Policy organization. Green Science can be defined as “the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and/or generation of hazardous substances”.

Posted: Apr 16, 2013

Daylighting Offers Many Benefits For Green Building

By Charlene Riegger

Building green. It seems everywhere we look there is some kind of statement or message about green building and the environment. While the greening of America is a noble trend, as a contractor, it can be time-consuming to wade through all the information and figure out what is not only truly good for the environment, but good for your bottom line, and good for your customer’s bottom line too. Implementing natural daylighting in a building project is an easy way to gain a quick return on investment while going green.

Posted: Jun 22, 2010

Old Metal Buildings – New Rain Gutters

By Harry Schouten

In the past seven to eight years, I have seen an increase in people and companies wanting new gutters and downspouts on old metal buildings. The question that always comes first is: How do we remove the old and install the new without the hassle?

Posted: Apr 06, 2009

Rain Gutter Ideas: From Size And Style To Material And Finishes

By Harry Schouten

There are many different ideas to consider regarding rain gutters - style, material, expansion, size, pitched or no pitch, downspout size and finish. The following are some ideas or suggestions that we have recommended during our years of supplying commercial and industrial gutters and downspouts.

Posted: Nov 11, 2008

What Do Metal Wall Panels Cost? Pricing Single Skin, Insulated Metal Panels, Metal Composite And Others

By Shawn Zuver

In past columns, I’ve discussed pricing for metal roofing and metal building systems. After calling attention to some of the many variables that have an effect on cost, I threw out some low-end estimates of what you might expect to pay. Since those articles were posted, I’ve been asked why I don’t offer the same information for metal walls. It’s a good question, which I’ll try to address here.

Posted: Jun 04, 2008

How Much Does Metal Roofing Cost? Pricing Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Zinc And Galvanized

By Shawn Zuver

How much does metal roofing cost? It’s a straightforward question and one that I’d imagine is asked hundreds, if not thousands, of times a day across the world. My standard response is “It depends”. Admittedly, this is a weak reply but, unfortunately, it’s really the best that I can initially offer despite having been involved in this industry since the mid-1980s. If you have a few minutes, I’ll try to explain.

Posted: Jul 30, 2007

Aluminum Is A Smart Material For Metal Roofs

By Mike Petersen

First, I believe it’s important to disclose that company name aside; we sell as much steel roofing material as we do aluminum. Both products feature specific attributes and all qualified commercial roofing contractors have the experience and expertise to install both. So why isn’t aluminum used more extensively then? The primary obstacles have been cost per square foot and misimpressions concerning the structural limitations of aluminum.

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