Category: corrugated metals


Roofing Upgrade: Installing a Corrugated Metal Roof Over Shingles

As a long-time supplier of corrugated metal roofing panels, we know contractors and roofers are often asked, “Can you install a metal roof over a traditional shingled roof?” In most cases, the answer is yes. You can usually put a new corrugated metal roof over an existing shingled roof. This is one of the many reasons metal roofs keep growing in popularity – their installation doesn't require completely tearing off the existing roof. By installing a corrugated metal roof over shingles — often referred to as a “roof-over”— your crew saves both time and money while also using an attractive, more energy-efficient, durable, and sustainable roofing material that requires minimal maintenance over its lengthy lifetime. The upside [...]

Corrugated Metal Roofing: Made to Handle Heavy Snow Loads

Winter brings a shimmering coat of snow to many areas of the United States. But those of us living in regions prone to heavy snowfall know that those enchanting winter wonderlands come with their challenges. One of the most important considerations for homeowners, builders, and property managers in such regions is how to protect their structures from the weight and whims of this wintry precipitation. According to the Insurance Information Institute, winter storms caused $6 billion in insured losses in 2022, including roof repairs due to snow and ice buildup. With the average roof repair costing $1,094 and replacement totaling between $6.600 and $17,000 depending on materials, you want to safeguard yours against harsh winter conditions. [...]

Elevating Commercial Architecture with Metal Cladding, Siding & Roofing

First impressions and lasting impact are important. From the towering skyscrapers that grace our urban skylines to the humble structures that house thriving businesses, the exterior aesthetics of commercial buildings leave a mark on our urban landscapes. This holds true for commercial architecture, especially for iconic companies or institutions or those wishing to use their headquarters or locations as hallmarks of their brand. One design element that’s revolutionized the way we perceive and interact with these structures is custom metal siding, roofing, and cladding. Far more than just a functional barrier, custom metal materials are a blank canvas upon which architects, designers, and builders can paint their vision. Besides eye-catching aesthetics, metal combines the best of [...]

Resource Efficiency: Corrugated Metals in the Railway Industry

The railway industry stands as one of the cornerstones of modern transportation, connecting people, goods, and economies across vast distances. As this sector continues to evolve, innovative materials and construction methods are sought to improve efficiency, increase durability, and reduce maintenance demands. Corrugated metals have emerged as a remarkable resource in this endeavor, offering a range of benefits — durability and longevity, resource efficiency, energy savings, and reduced maintenance needs — that make them an ideal choice for various railway applications. From tracks to stations, bridges to rolling stock, the use of corrugated metals brings forth a new vision of efficiency and sustainability. Let’s look at several of the reasons why. An efficient, effective resource Resource [...]

The Perfect Pairing of Carport Structures and Solar Panels

Among the many ways businesses are reducing their carbon footprints is an exceptional pairing of eco-friendly technology and architectural ingenuity — the seamless integration of solar panels with carport structures.   This combination is a brilliant and practical solution, providing us with renewable energy while making the best use of available space. It also boasts remarkable longevity, making it a sustainable choice. Let's explore why this match made in eco-heaven is capturing the imagination of architects, engineers, environmentalists, landowners, project managers and builders alike.   A Natural Match  In the pursuit of cleaner energy solutions, solar panels and carport structures have found a natural affinity for each other. Carports, known for their ability to shield vehicles from the [...]

Solar Farms: Clean Energy Supported by Custom Metal Ground-mount Systems

While driving through the countryside, you may see an unusual “crop” in the fields: sprawling displays of metal and silicon panels. Instead of wheat, barley or beans, these farms produce energy in the form of electricity. Mainly found in rural areas where space and sunlight are abundant, solar farms produced 146 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in 2022. (For context, an average home in a mild climate consumes roughly 20 kWh of electrical energy in a day.) Underneath (literally!) these clean energy endeavors, you’ll find custom metal parts, which make up the various substructures used in solar farm installations. Solar farms have been popping up across the United States for decades and are growing substantially in [...]

Five Reasons to Use Corrugated Metal for Agricultural Buildings

Agriculture is a 24/7, day-in and day-out endeavor, and that doesn’t just apply to the people involved. It applies to the equipment and buildings as well. The forces of nature and the rigors of day-to-day operations create a challenge for building in agricultural settings. From barns, stables, and machine sheds to greenhouses and storage facilities, the importance of sturdy, long-lasting structures cannot be overstated. The demands of an agricultural setting – often involving exposure to chemicals, livestock waste, water, and weather – call for specialized building materials, especially (but not limited to!) roofing and siding. These buildings play a critical role in safeguarding valuable assets (livestock, machinery, seed, feed, etc.) and ensuring seamless operations. Construction in [...]

What Type of Metal Roofing is Right for My Project?

When it comes to roofing, corrugated metal has become a popular choice due to its durability, cost-effectiveness, and versatility. There are myriad types of metal panels, ranging from copper to steel to galvanized, available in patterns and colors galore. But with so many different types of metal roofing available, choosing the right one for your project can be confusing or even overwhelming. In this blog, we’ll compare some of the lesser-known yet oft-used corrugated metal roofing materials: aluminum, stainless, and ASTM A606 Weathering Steel. We’ll look at the strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics of these materials to help you make an informed decision about which material is best suited to your application as well as valuable insights [...]

Perforated Metals: Types, Uses, and Benefits

Perforated metal has been used in construction for over 100 years and has become more popular now than ever before. One reason being – perforated metal is a building material that can fulfill many needs, both decorative and purely practical. The process of perforating includes pressing or stamping manually on a sheet of metal to form a pattern of holes and slots. And while the material might look simple by its appearance alone, there are many reasons why perforated metals are so popular across all industries. In this post, we’re walking through the different types, use cases, and benefits of perforated metal that might just make you incorporate the material into your next project. Perforated Metal [...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Custom Metal Fabrication

Studies show that 88% of industrial businesses are now prioritizing sustainable manufacturing as a strategic move to increase operational efficiency while simultaneously reducing costs. This makes custom metal fabrication a critical component for reducing waste and streamlining projects. In today’s post, we’re providing a deeper understanding of how this innovative manufacturing technique will help you cut project costs while still fulfilling your unique product requirements. What is Custom Metal Fabrication? “Metal fabrication” refers to the process of building items from raw metal materials, like sheets. Fabricated items could be as small as a cast-metal part for a machine or as large as an entire piece of equipment.   Unlike traditional stock metal fabrication processes, the custom fabrication [...]

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Metal Roof

On average, a corrugated metal roof can last between 40-70 years. Asphalt shingles, for comparison, are good for around 15-30 years. Because of their durability ­­– combined with their stylish and low maintenance qualities – metal roofs continue to become an extremely popular choice for residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings. But as with any new roof, all is good…until it’s not. And from our experience, if something goes wrong, it is almost always traced back to the installation. Let’s take a closer look at the common mistakes that occur when installing a metal roof, and how to avoid them. Carelessly Recording Measurements Inaccurate measurements are a significant profit killer in the roofing industry. Failing to measure [...]


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