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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.

Posted: Dec 15, 2022

Continuous Coil Anodized Aluminum Offers Benefits For Exterior Façades

Muskegon, MI - Continuous coil anodized aluminum offers significant benefits for exterior façades. An excellent alternative to applied coatings like paint, continuous coil anodized aluminum provides a durable, consistent, and elegant appearance combined with lower maintenance costs and significant environmental benefits.

Posted: Oct 27, 2022

Aquatic Centers Represent Growing Market For Insulated Metal Panel Systems...And With Good Reason

Boucherville, Quebec - Long-known for its walk-in coolers and freezers, Norbec is now making a name for itself in the architectural arena. The Boucherville-based company's insulated metal wall and roof panels systems (IMPs) are being specified for all types of projects, including increasingly for the niche market of Aquatic Centers. Case in point is the new Beloeil Aquatic Centre in Beloeil, Quebec.

Posted: Oct 21, 2022

Insulated Panels Proving Ideal Envelope Solution For Wide Range Of Building Types

DeLand, FL - The United States is filled with old buildings. In fact, The American Institute of Architects estimates that nearly half of all commercial buildings in the United States are more than 40 years old. Insulated metal panels (IMPs) like those produced by Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America are in high demand as companies construct new buildings or retrofit old ones. The versatility and sustainability of IMPs allows them to be used in construction projects ranging from schools to warehouses to airports to stadiums.

Posted: Oct 06, 2022

Colleagues Help Angelo Borzillo Celebrate Hall Of Fame Recognition And Reflect On Greater Legacy

Philadelphia, PA - Fifty-six years ago, Angelo Borzillo was an employee of Bethlehem Steel, an American steel-making company in Pennsylvania. For most of the 20th century, Bethlehem Steel was one of the world's largest steel producing and shipbuilding companies. Borzillo and his manager, Jim Horton, wished to find a better way to combat corrosion of sheet metal than the industry’s standard of galvanizing with 100% zinc.

Posted: Sep 22, 2022

Lightning Protection Systems Are Vital To Keeping Fire Stations Online

Winsted, CT - Calculating the risk of taking chances with lightning is a dangerous game. Earlier this summer, lightning struck a Maine fire station, damaging equipment and disrupting operations. East Coast Lightning Equipment advises that to ensure continuous operations during storms, it is vital for fire stations to be protected from lightning damage.

Posted: Aug 11, 2022

METALCON 2022 To Showcase Metal Buildings And Their Growing Uses

Newton, MA - The versatility of metal buildings is no longer a secret. More and more, architects and contractors are taking advantage of the benefits offered by metal buildings to grow the market. Mark Swagerty, Exhibit Sales Manager, says they'll be a prominent focus of the METALCON 2022 show in Indianapolis, October 12 - 14.

Posted: Jul 28, 2022

MRA Addresses Household Humidity Myths

Portland, OR - Summertime sweat happens, especially in areas of high humidity, but damp, moist home interiors are a sign of a potentially serious problem. Most of these problems can be traced to the roof or attic, but the exact causes can be the subject of misinformation or misconceptions. In its mission to educate consumers and contractors about sound roofing design, especially in the case of metal systems, the Metal Roofing Alliance tackles some of these humidity myths below.

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