metal roof

Home Ventilation

It is not uncommon for us to have homeowners tell us that their contractor told them that a metal roof will eliminate their need for attic ventilation. After politely suggesting they look for a different contractor, we tell them how, with most homes, proper attic ventilation is critical to a healthy and energy-efficient home....

RHEINZINK Perforated Screen Contributes To LEED Silver Design

As the first building designed under Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) Campus Master Plan, the Life Sciences Building sets the pace for modern, sustainable design at the university. Located on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates on the West Coast. The project integrated three primary objectives—“interdisciplinary collaboration,”...

MBCI Launches Catalog of Components Products Online

MBCI unveiled a new section of its website recently, which includes more than 800 metal roof and wall components. This digital catalog of accessories, trim and structural pieces can now be viewed online at mbci.com/components. From cees and zees to eave struts and fasteners, MBCI’s components are manufactured to match the durability and longevity...

Sprawling, Energy-Efficient DMV Facility Earns LEED Silver

The sprawling, sparkling Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) facility sets a new standard in both energy efficiency and customer service. The brand new 43,000 square foot facility, located in New Castle, Delaware, is the first state-owned building to achieve LEED Silver certification, and is the third DMV office to follow a design prototype...

McElroy Metal Receives UES Evaluation Report for Mirage, PBU, U Panels

McElroy Metal received a Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) Evaluation Report declaring the company’s Mirage Panel, PBU Panel and U Panel have all been evaluated for use as metal roof panels in compliance with Section 1507.4 of the International Building Code and Section R905.10 of the International Residential Code. The structural, weather resistance and fire...

McElroy Metal Releases 2016 Product Catalog

McElroy Metal has released its updated 2016 Product Catalog, a 36-page roster covering the complete metal roof and wall systems line. The catalog can be obtained from a McElroy Metal representative or on the company website at: http://mcelroymetal.com/elements/files/MM101_0416_web.pdf. The 2016 Product Catalog features McElroy Metal’s line of standing seam systems, soffit/fascia and canopy offerings, concealed...

RHEINZINK Panels Provide A Great Natural Look

The mountain views from the Puesta Del Sol residence in Avon, Colorado, are rivaled only by the striking architecture of the home that faces Beaver Creek ski area. Designed for a creative couple that loved and demanded the highest quality in all aspects of amenities and materials, the 8,500 square foot home revolves around...

Petersen Aluminum Metal Roof, Wall Panels Design Files Available Online

Architects and designers now have multiple options for digitally locating and specifying Petersen Aluminum products during the design phase of any project. The manufacturer of metal roof and wall panels now has its library of BIM, CAD and installation drawings available on design platforms including Autodesk Seek, Arcat and Sweets. Most recently, Petersen Aluminum...

Kitschy Fuel Center Blasts Off With Bright Metal Roof, Fascia

The new Ricky Rocket’s Fuel Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, generates head-turning looks with its signature “rocket man” perched atop the 8,200-square-foot building. The facility includes a high-tech car wash, convenience store, food outlets and, of course, fuel service. Adding to the attention-getting design are bright yellow and red fascia and soffit panels provided...