Metal Roofing Gauge Guide

If you’ve ever replaced or installed a metal roof, you know there are plenty of decisions to make; from panel profile and colors to metal type. These panel profiles come in different thicknesses or gauges, and it is important to determine which gauge is ideally suited for each application. Metal roofing gauges range from 22 […]

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Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricanes are one of the most devastating natural disasters; from high winds and storm surges to rip currents and flooding. On average, 12 tropical storms form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico, and on average 6 of them become hurricanes. Hurricane Season is from June 1 through November 30. With hurricane […]

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Metal Roof Sealants

Sealants act as a final barrier against water penetration. Finding the perfect sealant for your job is crucial in ensuring your roof lives up to its full life expectancy (40-60 years). What is Metal Roof Sealant? Metal roof sealant is a material that acts as a barrier against moisture and air. Sealant materials include: Silicone […]

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Metal Roof Ventilation

Ventilation allows your attic to breathe and protects your metal roof system from damaging heat and moisture. It works by removing moist, warm air from the space before it has the opportunity to condense and cause problems such as mold and mildew. It’s important that your metal roof is properly vented to extend the life […]

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Solar Panels and Metal Roofs

Can you install solar panels on a metal roof? Environmental sustainability will always be a hot topic. Since metal is the most sustainable roofing material, it only makes sense to wonder about installing solar panels on a metal roof. While there are some things to consider, the answer is YES; you can put solar panels […]

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Testing and Why It Matters

The importance of testing metal roofs cannot be understated. Everyone wants to know that their roof can handle high winds, torrential rain, and heavy snow. Without testing, it would be difficult for homeowners to gain peace of mind. Testing puts accountability in the hands of the manufacturer, eliminating untrustworthy manufacturers from selling low-quality materials.   […]

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Architectural Coatings

Coatings are made of four components: resins, pigments, solvents, and additives. The combination of these, in which the percentage of each varies between coatings, produces various performance capabilities, physical properties, and costs. And while these coatings can make your project stand out from the rest, it adds protection to the metals. Resins are the backbone […]

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Metal Roof Maintenance

While metal roofs are mostly maintenance free, there are some simple steps to prolong the life of your metal roof. Additionally, regular maintenance can also prevent scuffing, degradation, corrosion, scratching, and denting, keeping your roof aesthetically pleasing. How often should you perform maintenance on your metal roof? The frequency of roof maintenance is dependent on […]

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Metal Roofing Sustainability

Made from recycled materials, metal roofing is the most sustainable roofing material on the market.     What are roofing materials made of? Asphalt shingles are made of cellulose fibers, glass fibers, and granules. Asphalt shingles are made of only 15% of recycled materials. On the contrary, metal roofing is made of up to 90% […]

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High Wind Zones and Metal Roofing

While there aren’t any roofing materials that are 100% wind resistant, metal roofs are the best option for protecting your home or building against these weather events.  Metal roofs are installed by interlocking each panel which are attached to the building, increasing performance and resistance to high winds. The Midwest and Great Plains are among […]

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Energy Efficiency and Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing is one of the most energy-efficient materials on the market. There are 2 major factors that make metal roofs the most energy-efficient material: reflectivity and thermal emissivity. Reflectivity Metal roofing can reduce energy costs by up to 40% due to the reflectivity of UV rays. Unlike a shingle roof, metal roofs reflect 50-60% […]

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