Month: September 2017

Why Metal?

Advantages Of Metal as Building Material

For practicality, economy, and unique design style. Unlike wood which can be damaged by termites, warp or shrink as it ages- potentially lowering the value of the structure – metal remains constant, bending, yielding, giving and springing back even in the harshest conditions. Metal is non-combustible, fire-resistant, and easy to repair and maintain. In fact, in the construction industry, metal is considered a lifetime material, with a lifespan of 25 to 56 years depending on the type of finish selected. Because of these distinct advantages in mind, builders and architects are recommending standing seam metal roofing and metal siding more and more for residential and light commercial buildings, in addition to snow-country cabins and agricultural buildings, where metal has proven its value for years.

Metal Roofing Material

Metal roofing is gaining popularity all over Texas for residential as well as commercial use. Metal roof contractors Houston can install a new metal roof over asphalt shingles eliminating the need to tear the old roof off. This results in considerable savings in labor and the cost of dumping the old material. To meet this demand for metal panels dealers now offer a wide selection of panels in many ribbed profiles, plus a choice of metals, gauges, widths, and colors all to meet your construction, weather, and design needs. In the construction industry, metal is considered a lifetime material, with a lifespan of 25 to 56 years depending on the type of finish selected. Builders and architects are recommending metal roofing and siding more and more for residential and light commercial buildings, in addition to snow-

Pre-Engineered

From a historical perspective metal buildings or pre-engineered metal buildings, are a relatively new structural system. Not to be confused with a steel building, a pre-engineered metal building has gained most of its popularity by being inexpensive to build and fast to construct once it arrives on site.  Until recently metal buildings have been viewed as a flimsy and aesthetically challenged alternative to “real buildings.”  As in any industry, advancements in technology and a growing interest in metal buildings has helped create a new breed of metal buildings.

Commonly Known as Pre-Engineered Metal Building

Metal buildings are known by several different names. The most common are metal building, pre-engineered metal building, pre-manufactured metal building, or a metal building system. The name metal building system is more commonly used in the building design and construction industry, but everyone will know what you are talking about if you ask for a pre-engineered metal building. Depending on who you talk to, though, some designers will have the same preconceived notions about metal buildings as the general public might. This is why it will be good for the owner to know what is available before they get talked in or out of purchasing a metal building.