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5 Myths About Metal – Debunked

Top 5 Myths About Metal Roofing: Debunked!Like all roofing materials, metal roofing often comes with its fair share of misconceptions. While it has gained popularity in recent years due to its durability and aesthetic appeal, some myths persist. If you're considering metal roofing for your home, it's essential to separate fact from fiction. Here are the top five myths about metal roofing, debunked.Myth 1: Metal Roofing Is NoisyOne of the…

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R-Panel vs. PBR Panels: What’s the difference?

R-Panel vs. PBR Panels: What’s the difference? R-Panel and PBR Panels look very similar, but have different applications- so what’s the difference? The difference lies in a small “leg” called a Purlin Bearing Ribs, or PBR.  This leg adds strength to PBR panels that enables the panel to be used in both siding and roofing applications.  R-Panels, on the other hand, do not feature this leg and are used only…

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Strength in Storms: Metal Roofing and Wind Resistance

Strength in Storms: Metal Roofing and Wind Resistance When protecting your home from the elements, few choices can match the durability and resilience of metal roofing. This is especially true in wind-prone areas. Metal roofing offers unmatched protection against high winds while simultaneously enhancing the aesthetic and value of your property. Unyielding Strength: Metal roofing's superiority in wind resistance stems from its inherent strength and durability. Unlike asphalt shingles or…

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Metal Roofing Installed Over Shingles: Is It the Right Choice?

Metal roofing installed over shingles has become a popular choice for homeowners seeking durability, energy efficiency, and a cost-effective way to upgrade their roofs. This installation method involves placing metal panels or sheets directly on top of an existing shingle roof rather than removing the shingles beforehand. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this could be a great option for you! Benefits of Metal Roofing Installed…

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Exploring Popular Metal Roofing Colors

Exploring the Elegance of Popular Metal Roofing Colors When it comes to roofing options, metal roofing has emerged as a durable, stylish, and environmentally friendly choice for homeowners and businesses alike. One of the most exciting aspects of metal roofing is the plethora of color options available, allowing individuals to customize their roofs to match their architectural preferences and personal aesthetics. In this blog post, we will delve into the…

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Impact Resistance Testing

Impact Resistance Testing for Metal Roofing The durability of your roofing system should be the number one priority when choosing what material to use.  Metal roofing materials can withstand harsh weather conditions, making it a great choice for areas that are prone to heavy storms.  One of the most common questions we answer is how well metal roofing panels will hold up against the impact of a hail storm. Our…

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6 Tips for Metal Roofing Installation

6 Tips for Metal Roofing Installation When preparing for metal roofing installation, you should keep the following tips in mind: Choose the metal roofing panel profile for the roof and understand the way the panels overlap. For example, tuff-rib and standing seam profiles have a different overlap and fastening system. View our panel profiles here. Galvalume Tuff Rib PanelsAntique Bronze Tuff Rib Panels Be sure your substrate is solid and…

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Snow Guards and Your Metal Roof

Snow guards are an important part of your metal roof; they protect guttering, landscaping and even people from dangerous snowfall by breaking up the snow.  This informative article from Levi's Building Components, the makers of Snow Defender® Snow Guards, will help you understand their necessity and the different types available.  To view the original article, click here. Finding the Right Snow Retention System Finding the right snow retention system is…

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Getting Your Roof Ready for Winter

              WINTER’S WRATH IS COMING: 7 QUICK TIPS TO BATTLE-PROOF YOUR ROOF To avoid cold weather disasters, The Metal Roofing Alliance says the time for action is now. PORTLAND, Ore. – The start of fall season means it’s time for homeowners to get ready for winter. That’s why leading home improvement trade organizations such as the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) are encouraging homeowners to…

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6 Myths of Cold Formed Steel as a Structural Material

  Cold Formed Steel is an excellent material for wall studs, as well as floor and ceiling trusses.  This informative article from explains these cold formed steel myths.   When some building owners consider structural systems for their construction projects, they overlook cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. Why? There are many common misconceptions about the effectiveness of CFS as a structural material. However, a range of successful projects have proven these…

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