Category: metal roofing and siding

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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 [...]

5 Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofs

The Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped in US landfills every year. On top of that, asphalt shingles are estimated to take between 300-400 years to fully decompose. The roof is the single largest structural component on a building, so the materials you use have a significant impact on the environment and the building’s carbon footprint. Not only are metal roofs fantastic from a return-on-investment perspective, but roofing metal is widely regarded as the most environmentally responsible choice. In this post, we’re breaking down the immense benefits metal roofs provide to the environment and making the case for why you should consider switching to metal for your next roofing project. [...]

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 [...]


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