Painted Steel Finishes – Color Specs

October 13th, 2017
Painted Steel Finishes – Color Specs
Painted Steel Finishes - Color Specs

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What are the Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofs?

April 26th, 2017

Nowadays, there are a variety of sustainable building options for green individuals, remodeling their new home. Roofs are no exception, as there are a number of green construction materials available. One such material is metal roofing, which has grown as a popular, environmentally-friendly option.
The following are a few of the various environmental benefits seen in metal roofing:
Sustainability:
Metal roofing is typically made from different type of materials and can be completely made from recycled materials. In addition, when metal roofs are discarded, they do not deteriorate, compared to asphalt shingles. Instead, they can be recycles and reused for future use.
Durability:
In general, metal roofing has a life expectancy of roughly 40 to 60 years, with some roofs lasting well beyond. In comparison, asphalt roofs typically last from 12 to 20 years, depending on weather conditions of the home. In addition, certain shingles made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass can be toxic to the environment. Metal roof is a popular alternative, as they are not affected by weather or heat, and endure through the years.
Energy Efficiency:
Asphalt roofs general absorb solar heat, trapping the heat within the home. On the other hand, metal roofs reflect heat, saving the homeowner cooling costs during the warm summer months. However, if your home is located in colder climates, metal roofing can also provide a viable solution. Whether through specially designed roofing or painted surfaces, metal roofing can also absorb heat, lowering heating costs in the home.
Lightweight:
In general, metal roofing are a third of the weight of asphalt roofs, causing less stress throughout the home. With the greatly reduced weight, the house sustains less strain and stress over time, allowing you to save on additional material costs over the years.
For individuals who are looking to invest in metal roofing, keep in mind that there are a variety of different types available, each with their own traits and characteristics. Learn about the different types in order to determine which best suits the needs and unique look of your home.
Christine Cooney loves learning about architecture and modern house plans. She one day hopes to devise a house plan for her own dream home.

List of Products

June 27th, 2013
Here you will find the list of our top selling corrugated metal products. Please note we can make any product based on your needs and specifications:

How to Install Corrugated Metal Roofing

June 27th, 2013
Installing Corrugated Metal Roofing:
  1. You need to know the number of metal roof panels you will need by measuring the length of the roof’s ridge. Divide the number by the average width of a metal sheet to get the number of rows of metal sheets you will need. Measure the length of the roof slopes. Divide this number by 6 to find out how many columns ofmetal sheet you will need. To get the number of corrugated panels needed, multiply the number of rows by the number of columns
  2. To know the number ridge caps you will need, measure the edges of the roof and the length of the ridges on the roof. Divide the number by 6 to know the number of ridge caps to use.
  3. Use roofing felt to cover the roof by stapling every 3 inches on the outside of the felt and about 5 to 7 inches on the interior.
  4. Place the metal sheet at one corner of the roof overhanging the edge of the roof by 2 inches. Use specialty nails with washers to secure each corrugated metal sheet. Place nails on the center of the ridge of the metal where it bends away from the roof rather than towards the roof. Use about 19 to 21 nails per sheet
  5. Place a second corrugated sheet next to the first with the ridge of the corrugated sheets overlapping. Use caulk between the two overlapping corrugated sheets. Nail the sheet into the same as the 1st and repeat the procedure until the bottom row is finished.
  6. Place the 1st metal roof panel for the 2nd row above the first sheet of the first row. The sheet should overlap the first row metal sheet by 6 inches. Nail the sheet into place and repeat the process till all sheets are in place. Each sheet should be overlapping both sheet below it and the sheet to the side.
  7. When all sheets are in place. line the edges and the ridge of the roof with ridge caps.

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