standing seam

Achieving the Look of Wood with the Easy Maintenance of Metal

The options appear endless as metal manufacturers develop new textures, mattes and prints for making metal more appealing to a wider range of consumers. A related article in the May issue of Rural Builder outlined this trend. This issue we look at a specific project. A low-maintenance building with the vintage...

North Texas Hail Investigation Report Published by RICOWI

New Franklin, OH — RICOWI’s Hail Investigation Report of the April 11, 2016 North Texas hailstorm has been published. The purpose of the project was to document the effects of hail impact on a variety of roofing products, and to describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage for substantiated hailstone sizes....

Fabral Expands Powerseam Product Line

Fabral continues to deliver on its commitment to support customer success with the addition of a new metal structural standing seam panel system. Effective Sept. 1, 2016, the new architectural Powerseam II profile will be available through the company’s Gridley, Illinois, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph, Minnesota, manufacturing facilities. As with...

RHEINZINK Specified For Metrorail Extension Project

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Washington’s existing Metrorail System. Construction of Phase 1 is complete and covers 11.7 miles with five stations. Phase 2 is underway and will complete the extension with six additional stations. Upon completion, the line will provide a one-seat, no-transfer ride from...

Lester Building Systems Launches New Patented Metal Roof System

New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings. Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened...

Union Corrugating Releases Its Advantage-Lok II Installation Videos

Union Corrugating has released their first two videos in a new series of installation videos highlighting their Advantage-Lok II standing seam roofing panel system. These videos feature instruction on hemming the panels to finish the rake edge, and instruction on installing box rake trim, which is a great alternative to hemming...

Sno Gem Introduces Sno Blockade Snow Retention System

Sno Gem Inc., a cutting-edge snow retention manufacturer, recently introduced the Sno Blockade snow retention system to provide the architectural community with another permanent and more aesthetically pleasing solution for snow and ice on standing seam metal roofing. Sno Blockade offers a choice between a 1-inch or a 2-inch bar, available...

Garland’s New Metal Roof System Provides Unrivaled Wind Uplift Performance

Garland’s new R-Mer Shield structural standing seam roof system boasts a robust two-inch high vertical seam with an extruded aluminum clip and top rail system that provide unrivaled wind uplift performance, ensuring watertight protection even in the harshest environments. Its symmetrically designed panel and cap allows for easy installation and provides...