As temperatures cool, “thermal cycling” can pose challenges to all types of roofing material. Fluctuations in temperatures can cause materials to change dimensions. At higher slopes, metal panels begin to shed water and ice. Learn how to keep snow, ice, and moisture from wreaking havoc on your metal panels.
Last week on METALCONLive!, the Metal Construction Association presented leading authority on metal roofing recover systems, Charlie Smith with McElroy Metal, who gave a detailed presentation on the benefits of using metal to recover an existing sloped roof. You can stream the presentation on-demand by clicking on the above image. Some key takeaways from the presentation include the growing advantages of using metal for roof recover work, the future of using a “T” shape panel and if doing a retrofit, and knowing your clip offset before starting a project.
Charlie opened the presentation with the simple, yet important, question, “Why metal?” He answered his own question by saying, “Simple, it has the longest life expectancy of approximately 40-60 years.”
The rule of thumb may be “Everything should look straight when viewed from a distance of 25′”, but different products or applications might require different tolerances for quality control. These are the guidelines you need for preformed metal walls.
Sealants are a small cost in relation to other components on a building, but choosing the right one is important for the durability on any metal roof or wall component. Which one should you use? Get the answers here.
Toronto’s premier Italian Bistro Gusto 501 appeal is a dining attraction as much for its beautiful looks as for its menu. The advantages of Insulated Metal Panels provided reduced construction time and costs without the need of multiple trades, as well as the freedom for the architect to go above and beyond for design talents.