Benjamin Franklin once said, “Employ your time well, if you mean
to get leisure.”, and with the following tools, you can achieve just that! Time
is a valuable resource and investing in the proper metal roofing tools is
essential to optimizing your time and productivity.
Metal roofing systems are acquiring national popularity, and it’s easy to see why. They virtually compliment any architectural style, are environmentally sustainable, and they offer the opportunity for long-term savings. Discover the many benefits that metal roofs have to offer.
As well as most residential buildings, nearly all commercial buildings, whether it be a hotel, office, or hospital, have what is called a ‘rain drainage system’ or what is more commonly referred to as rain gutters. Rain gutters come in several types, shapes, and materials. While homeowners have the freedom to choose what type of system or material they prefer, there is no denying that every homeowner should have rain gutters installed to protect their investment.
Many problems can be prevented by having rain gutters in place, helping you avoid costly home repairs that could arise in the future. Rain gutters are designed to redirect rainwater away from your home to avoid issues such as siding and roof damage, or even flooded basements. Water that seeps into the home can lead to wet walls and mold, or even worse, water collecting at the base of your home that could weaken the home’s foundation.
Internationally, the solar industry faced a global decline in demand in 2017. This was primarily due to a decline in solar installations in China. A modest decline in installations was also experienced across the United States. These declines have occurred despite sharp drops in the costs associated with solar panels in both countries, and elsewhere around the world.
Rooftop solar panels are a smart move for today's homeowners and business owners. Financial and environmental benefits have increased even as prices have dropped, and modern solar panels are efficient and attractive. Although it is possible to place solar panels on any type of roof, there are specific procedures that must be followed to assure maximum solar collection and minimize roof damage.
Severe weather events are only expected to increase in intensity in the coming years, and it’s not just the plunging temperatures we need to watch out for – it’s also the accumulation of snow that can pose a danger.
When snow avalanches off of a rooftop, it can damage anything in its path! This sudden release of snow can be dramatic—dumping tons of snow all at once. Learn how to retain roof top snow safely, and all your questions answered in this article.
Back in September we were contacted by Ted Powell regarding the possibility of using our Zambelli painted gutter system on his home in Oregon. He was replacing a painted gutter system that was just a few years old, but wasn't performing as he had hoped.
New to our product lineup - and relatively new to the US market - FunderMax manufactures an extensive line of compact sheet products called HPL (high pressure laminates or phenolic sheets) that are shipped worldwide and used in a variety of applications, including interior and exterior building facades, furniture and fittings.
Mounting products such as PV modules and solar water heaters on a shingle or composite roof is always a challenge. NGI has introduced a new line of specialty roof flashing/mounts designed specifically for the solar industry (but can be used for other applications) that makes mounting anything on a shingle/composite roof easy, fast and watertight.
Standing seam metal roof panel clips and fasteners tend to get overlooked when putting together a metal roof panel system. Fortunately, SFS Intec has designed a great series of standing seam metal roof panel clips and screws that fit most roof panel profiles and provide no-compromise quality.