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Posted: Feb 18, 2021

Elevated Standing Seam Roof Insulation System Boosts Performance

R-Boost™ from American Buildings Company (ABC) is an economical roof insulation solution, designed to work with ABC's Standing Seam 360 roof system, that achieves the increased levels of thermal performance the latest codes demand.

Posted: Feb 11, 2021

Color Visualizer Helps Home And Building Owners Choose Metal Roof And Wall Styles And Colors

For most homeowners and building owners, renovation projects can be exciting, but also stress-inducing. Putting a new metal roof on a home or building is a major expense. So is new metal siding or cladding. And the larger the job, the greater the cost. One of the biggest fears, especially for homeowners, is not loving the finished result....or worse yet, hating it! Thanks to programs like the Color Visualizer, available on the Sheffield Metals website, customers don't have to "trust" that they'll like something; they can see exactly what their project is going to look like before they spend a dime.

Posted: Feb 04, 2021

Anodized Aluminum With Emphasis On American Production & Innovation

On January 25, 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order with the intent of strengthening "Buy American" provisions. Around the same time, Lorin Industries, a leader in the production of coil anodized aluminum, announced that it continues to manufacture its products exclusively in the U.S.A.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021

Continuing Education Courses About Insulated Metal Panel Systems

Through the years, insulated metal panel systems have evolved from being used predominantly for cold storage and industrial applications to now being featured on buildings across the entire design spectrum. Educational facilities, hospitals and wineries are just a few of the many building types where you can expect to find insulated metal panel systems used with regularity.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Understanding The Benefits Of Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Looking to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing, and avoid specification pitfalls? A free, downloadable ebook from McElroy Metal, titled 18 Ways to Reduce the Risk When Specifying Standing Seam Metal Panels, can help.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020

How To Choose A Quality Metal Fabricator And Welder

When it comes to choosing a metal fabricator and welder, customers are in search of high-quality work and value to maintain a competitive price strategy. Advancements in technology and precision, such as Fiber Optic Laser material cutting, have decreased processing time to improve the performance of metal fabricators.

Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Safer And More Efficient Handling Of Insulated Metal Panels

The benefits of using lifting equipment to handle insulated metal panels (IMPs) are abundant, and IMP installers who have employed lifters can point to a range of reasons why to use the machines. What follows is how using a lifter specifically impacts a couple of IMP-handling tasks.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Custom Metal Tile Roofing Machines Give Businesses Total Control

The more control you have running your business, the better chance you have of being successful. A trend in the metal roofing business for the last few decades has been for roofing companies to purchase roll forming machines to produce a specific standing seam profile or multiple profiles. Some of these roll formers are large machines, set up in a manufacturing plant, and some are smaller portable machines, driven right to the jobsite on a small trailer with enough coil to produce the roofing for a particular project.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020

Proper Design And Detailing Remain Critical As Metal Roofing Sales Continue To Grow

"It’s important to understand that the successful performance of any roof system, but especially metal roof systems, is highly reliant on proper design and detailing. As the saying goes, 'the devil is in the details'," writes Travis Lord of The Garland Company Inc. "Details can truly make or break a standing seam metal roof system, which is why proper design and waterproofing techniques are critical to achieving the system’s intended performance life."

Posted: Apr 30, 2020

Words To Live By: Accept The Things You Cannot Change

In this article, Rob Haddock, CEO & Founder of S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd., talks about the six meaningful words that are helping to focus his efforts in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on a business he's spent decades building.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020

Anodized Aluminum Surfaces May Help Minimize Surface Pathogen Collection

"During this health emergency [COVID-19 pandemic], material engineers have been actively discussing materials that may help to prevent the ability of bacteria and germs to cling to surfaces," writes Ed Dahlquist of Lorin Industries. "Some interesting studies have come to light – which we think may be useful to those planning projects and investigating what type of material to use for surfaces."

Posted: Jan 02, 2020

Health, Wellbeing And The Metal Ceiling

Occupant wellbeing, health and comfort are key design considerations when it comes to creating buildings and interiors for people to work in. Seeing as employees spend 39.2 hours a week on average in the workplace, it is crucial to design workspaces that ensure employees feel comfortable, motivated and proud of where they work. Ceilings play a critical role in the interior design, aesthetically and functionally.

Posted: Oct 24, 2019

PPG's New Mineral Series Color Line: Thoughts On The Future Of Color For Metal Architectural Coatings

PPG unveiled a new series of colors for its PPG Duranar™ MXL and PPG Durabrite™ metal coatings at METALCON 2019. The new Mineral Series color line offers architects new design options that blend seamlessly into urban landscapes with semi-transparent earth tones that subtly shimmer when exposed to sunlight. Following is a brief Q-and-A with David C. Story, chief stylist and manager of color science, coil and building products, PPG, who was instrumental in the development of this new PPG color palette.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Anodized Metal Enhances Image For Trendy Restaurant's High-Profile Locations

It’s difficult to imagine Shake Shack as anything other than a trendy global food destination. But Shake Shack began just a few years ago in 2013, as a humble hot dog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square. Today, the casual restaurant chain operates over 200 restaurants, each with its trademark sleek surfaces and modern look. With high-profile venues like Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, Washington’s DuPont Circle, and London’s Leicester Square, Shake Shack has to look the part to draw in customers.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019

Standing Seam Metal Roofs Offer Advanced Protection Against Fire And Wind

Nationwide, severe weather and geological events are causing astronomical property damage. The consequence: communities strained by a loss of resources, security and access to shelter. Certain areas are so devastated that recovery seems next to impossible.... An increasing number of industry experts are proactively responding to these challenges by specifying more resilient building products. Standing-seam metal roofs, which offer superior protection against the elements, fit this category.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019

The Many Advantages Of Metal Wall Panels

It's no wonder metal walls are popular in both commercial and residential construction. They offer a multitude of design capabilities and a sustainable barrier to weather. While most often utilized in commercial office, educational and manufacturing buildings, metal wall panels also have unique uses in residential homes and condos.

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

Attractive And Durable, Cable Railing Goes Public

Cable rail in-fill systems are increasingly being specified by architects and contractors. On the surface, the reasons appear obvious. The sleek, streamlined cables are well-suited for both indoor and outdoor settings, and complement a variety of architectural styles while helping to preserve the view. But the appeal goes much deeper.

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