The story of Shou Sugi Ban starts centuries ago as a wood preserving technique. Fast forward to today and ShouShou Ban has been rediscovered and brought into the modern era for different reasons than it was originally intended. While it produces a striking appearance, ShouShou Ban can have some concerns.
When you’re looking into metal roofing, you’ll quickly come across two types in particular: Galvalume® and galvanized. We are often asked by customers about what metal to use since we’ve spent the past two decades manufacturing roofing and siding panels made from these different types of metal.
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When you’re getting ready to install a standing seam roof, you’ll need to prepare your installation by preparing how you’ll lay out your metal panels. Western States Metal Roofing has the expertise to help with this. We’ve created step by step written instructions and pictures that illustrate each step on panel layout.
You’re searching for a wood look for your project. Upon realizing the potential of termites, dry rot, wood warping, and expense from using real wood, now you’re looking for alternatives. Luckily, there is no shortage of materials that replicate a wooden look to choose from. Two of the most common products are Alumaboard® and T-8 Plankwall®.
So you’re a homeowner and planning a DIY metal roofing installation. As you might anticipate, the most difficult part of the job is installing the trim correctly. For this reason, you’re probably looking for the easiest method of installation.
When you are searching for the best quality roof, a standing seam metal roof is going to be one of the top contenders. It can last up to 40 to 60 plus years while being low maintenance, weathertight, and, of course, strikingly attractive. This is why it’s used so often on residential roofs and commercial buildings.
If you’re looking for a construction material with ultimate strength and durability, then there’s a high probability you’ve already been considering metal panels. When compared against other types of siding, metal is the clear winner when it comes to being one of the strongest types of siding. However, there are several different choices even within the metal siding category.
Imagine walking into your commercial building to discover a giant puddle on the floor and drips of water coming from the ceiling. This is a clear sign of a leak, one of the many headaches that the property owner never wants to have.
Insulation is an essential accessory to a metal building to help keep energy costs lower. Proper insulation will keep a structure warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer so that less cooling and heating system usage is necessary. Insulation is also essential to keep your structure up to building code, as the necessary R-value for the insulation needed is always specified.
When someone thinks of standing seam, a picture of the bold, clean lines that makes standing seam so attractive most likely comes to mind. However, that mental picture is most likely up on a roof.