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Posted: Feb 22, 2024

Designing Healing Spaces: ALUCOBOND® Delivers Fresh Inspiration To The Healthcare Market

Davidson, NC - The design of modern healthcare facilities continues to advance, shifting from the sterile and monotonous institutions of 50 years ago to today’s warm and welcoming structures intentionally tailored to the communities they serve. By incorporating durable and sustainable ALUCOBOND into their designs, whether interior or exterior, its robust array of brilliant colors and rich finishes, allow architects to create eye-catching projects across the U.S. that stand out and make a positive impression.

Posted: Feb 15, 2024

East Lake Metals Touts Textured Metal Benefits Of  WeatherXL™ Crinkle Coat

Whiting, IN — The world of textured metallic is changing, and East Lake Metals has expanded its product range to include WeatherXL™ Crinkle Coat to stay ahead of this trend. This textured finish for metal is not just a protective shield, but it could be the next thing you hear from aesthetically minded clients. Textured metal has become more popular than ever, thanks to the bolder designs, building materials, and sophisticated aesthetics of modern homes and businesses. East Lake Metals stocks a collection of five colors and 26-gauge materials. Crinkle Coat is a popular paint finish that comes with a 40-year warranty.

Posted: Feb 01, 2024

Retrofits: A Key To Reducing CO2 Emissions In The Nation's Built Environment

Deland, FL — Retrofits are key to reducing rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the built environment, according to new research by 3Keel and Kingspan. The study revealed that U.S. emissions from the built environment have increased by 3% in the last decade – a trend that looks set to continue. The research warns that reductions in GHG emissions from buildings are reversing in the U.S. and the nation’s building stock is “far off track for reaching net zero by 2050.”

Posted: Dec 28, 2023

Home Improvement Happiness Quotient: How To Get More Joy From A Roof Replacement

Portland, OR – Let’s face it, homeowners don’t undergo home renovations and improvements only for purely practical reasons. Making a home just the way you want it also brings lots of personal satisfaction and happiness. And a metal roof, suggests the Metal Roofing Alliance, can do just that.

Posted: Nov 30, 2023

ATAS International Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Allentown, PA - ATAS International, Inc., a family-owned business that went from a siding and trim installer to an industry leading manufacturer of metal panels for the building envelope, with locations across the United States, celebrates their 60th year of business in 2023.

Posted: Nov 09, 2023

Material Handling For Roll Forming Lines Increases Efficiency And Safety

Toronto, ON - Every year, it seems roll forming manufacturers are being asked to improve turnaround, speed up roll forming capabilities, using heavier and high-strength materials while still focusing on safety. Material handling equipment in front of and at the end of a roll forming line, can increase production and meet the demands of today’s customers as well as tomorrow’s customers.

Posted: Oct 12, 2023

Armored Coast™Gives Florida Homeowners New Way To Protect Their Biggest Investment

Whiting, IN - The Sunshine State has long been known for its picturesque coastlines and vibrant communities, making it a prime destination for homeowners seeking a slice of paradise. However, living in coastal regions also means facing the relentless forces of nature, from salty sea breezes to the occasional hurricane. When it comes to protecting your home against these elements, one name is making waves in the roofing industry: Armored Coast™.

Posted: Oct 05, 2023

Installing And Disconnecting Lightning Protection Is A Job Better Left To Specialists

Torrington, CT - Roofers deal with new challenges on every job. Installing a watertight roofing system requires attention to every detail from exhaust penetrations and skylights to snow retention and gutters. No matter how good you are at providing your customers with a watertight roofing – or re-roofing – system, installing, connecting and/or disconnecting a lightning protection system is a task better left to specialists.

Posted: Sep 28, 2023

Sustainability Is The Buzzword For METALCON '23

Newton, MA - In addition to assembling a trade show floor filled by exhibitors showcasing a wide array of metal construction products, organizers of METALCON are driven to provide educational opportunities for contractors, roofers and architects looking to learn more about working with metal and its benefits.

Posted: Sep 21, 2023

Tedlar® PVF Film Offers Wide Range Of Uses For Construction Applications

Wilmington, DE - The unique protection offered by Tedlar® PVF film makes it a desirable product for a wide range of applications, on a vast variety of different structures. In this article, three diverse uses for the product demonstrate some of the many benefits that Tedlar® offers to the construction community.

Posted: Sep 14, 2023

Armored Coast™  Metal Roofing Offers New Option For Coastal Area Construction

Whiting, IN - In the world of roofing, resilience and durability are paramount, especially in coastal areas where the corrosive forces of saltwater and harsh weather conditions can wreak havoc on traditional materials. With its new Armored Coast™ metal roofing, East Lake Metals offers a roofing material that can withstand the elements and look good doing so.

Posted: Aug 24, 2023

As The Earth Gets Hotter, Stainless Steel Surfaces Can Offer Much-Needed Relief

Buffalo, NY - As the global temperature rises, micro climates, especially those in cities and locations in proximity to solar arrays, are also getting hotter. These heat waves are placing a public health burden on population centers subjected to the heat island effect of materials in the built environment like asphalt, metal, glass and even solar collection panels.

Posted: Aug 17, 2023

AkzoNobel's CERAM-A-STAR® 1050 Select Improves Customer Satisfaction

Columbus, OH - When Arkansas-based Metal Building Supply (MBS) needed to source a specific color of coil coating to meet a spike in demand over normal usage, AkzoNobel's CERAM-A-STAR® 1050 Select standard color palette program meant they were able to obtain the product required immediately. This enabled MBS to maintain the project schedule, manage costs and keep its customer happy.

Posted: Aug 10, 2023

Pre-Cut Or Post-Cut Rollforming Lines. Which Is Right For Your Business?

Moundridge, KS — Roll forming lines can be configured in two ways to create length-specific formed parts. One method is pre-cutting, which involves cutting the steel coil before it enters the roll former. The other method is post-cutting, where a profiled shear cuts the sheet after it is formed. Both methods have their advantages, and the choice depends on specific factors related to your production requirements.

Posted: May 25, 2023

Retrofit Roof Design And Testing From The Early Days To Today

Lutz, FL - In 1991, Red McConnohie had an idea to create a retrofit system that would allow the installation of a new metal roof over an old worn-out metal roof. He and Dale Nelson formed Roof Hugger to market a “new and better” product to metal building contractors and erectors. In this article, Nelson describes how "shirt sleeve engineering has progressed to full system performance engineering with predictable results."

Posted: May 18, 2023

IMP Versatility Is Changing The Landscape Of The Building Industry

DeLand, FL - Insulated metal panels, commonly known as IMPs, are gaining popularity in various construction projects due to their sustainability, durability and aesthetic benefits. These panels serve as an all-in-one barrier solution for air, water and vapor, providing a lightweight, cost-effective and thermally efficient alternative to traditional building materials like tilt up concrete and exterior finishing systems.

Posted: Mar 02, 2023

Reasons To Consider Anodized Aluminum For Roofing

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, calls attention to its anodized aluminum for roofing, in light of the Metal Roofing Alliance recently identifying anodized aluminum metal roofs as one of the top three residential metal roofing trends of 2023.

Posted: Feb 23, 2023

Tedlar® PFV Film Case Study Shows 40 Years Of Protection

Wilmington, DE - Dawn gray Tedlar® was installed onto the steel siding of a DuPont™ plant in Japan 40 years ago. Since then, the laminated PVF film has demonstrated the ability to protect the industrial structure, while maintaining the aesthetics of the panels.

Posted: Feb 09, 2023

All The Rage: Three Curb Appeal Trends Are Captivating Homeowners In 2023

Portland, OR — What are the latest curb appeal style trends for the new year? With the booming growth in the popularity for metal roofing in the U.S. and Canada, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is reporting 2023 is all about substance over superficial, and that beauty isn’t all about appearance, but performance too.

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