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New Projects To Start In Your Metal Building While On Lock Down Read more

New Projects To Start In Your Metal Building While On Lock Down

Everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The global economy has ground to a halt and most people in the United States are under a shelter in place order. This means that people are only allowed to go outside for essentials such as groceries and medical care. This has had a profound impact on small businesses and independent contractors; however, just because people are not able to go outside doesn’t mean that time cannot be spent wisely. There are a few great ways that people can put that time spent in social isolation to use.
What is Special about Metal Roofing? Read more

What is Special about Metal Roofing?

It is easy to overlook the roof of the house; however, it is critical to think carefully about how a roof is going to impact the integrity of a home. Roof damage can quickly leak throughout the rest of the building, leading to an expensive repair bill. While there are many roofing options from which to choose, one of the most popular is metal roofing. Metal has been proven to be one of the most durable roofing options out there. With proper maintenance, metal roofing will last for decades while also providing protection against some of the biggest hazards that threaten a home. 
How do I know what size purlins I need? Read more

How do I know what size purlins I need?

A purlin is one of the most important tools in architecture. This is a horizontal beam that provides structural support in buildings, typically the roof. Purlins themselves are usually supported by the walls of the building. While they are commonly used in metal buildings, they are sometimes used in structures that have a wooden frame. Purlins come in different types and sizes. Therefore, it is important for you to use the right purlin. 
What is the difference between galvanized and galvalume? Read more

What is the difference between galvanized and galvalume?

One of the most common questions people have when they are completing a project that uses corrugated sheet roofing is whether or not they should go with galvanized or galvalume metal. Which one should you choose? The answer is dependent on the differences between the two materials. 

Metal Roof Colors Can Have a Serious Impact on Energy Efficiency Read more

Metal Roof Colors Can Have a Serious Impact on Energy Efficiency

Too often, when homeowners are selecting a roof, they neglect to consider the color. The color of metal buildings can have serious impacts on the roof’s energy efficiency. Temperatures of the top floor of a building can swing by anywhere from 20 to 40 degrees simply based on the color of the roof. This can drive up energy consumption by 20 percent, leading to greater utility bills. Therefore, it is critical for every homeowner to know how the color of a metal roof can impact energy consumption.

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