Metal Construction News

It’s every worker and business owner’s dream: to achieve success in a fast-growing, profitable, yet underserved, market, while delivering great customer service that nearly assures ongoing opportunities and referrals. Check out Renee Ramey, Executive Director of the MRA’s latest article on page 12.

The Do's and Don'ts of Fastening Metal Roofs

MRA member Joe Stager, Vice President of Triangle Fastener Corp., provides tips for picking the right fastener for your metal roof.

Urban Heat Islands, Cool Roofing, and the Impact on People

There is even evidence that cool roofs can improve quality of life for a city’s entire population. Research backs up these claims.

23 Money Saving Tips and Exterior Home Improvements for Seniors

You will find everything from exterior home renovations that cut utility bills, to money saving advice on financing and hiring contractors.

5 Things to Know About Metal Roofing

For years, metal has been a common roofing material for commercial buildings, barns and storage buildings. What you may not know, however, is that this roofing material has gone mainstream, becoming a viable option for homes.

MCA Educational Resources for Homeowners

Retrofitting Existing Roofing with Metal

One of the most common questions asked by a homeowner faced with having to replace an existing roof is if a new roof can simply be installed over the old roof to save money. Learn more here.

Ventilating Attic Fires

Learn about Metal Roofing fire safety and general procedures for identifying a modular panel metal roof, accessing or ventilating a stone-coated metal roof, and ventilating attic fires.

Lightning Strikes and Metal Roofing

When a metal roof is employed on a home, it seems to heighten people’s awareness of lightning and some question whether or not the use of metallic roofing increases the risk of lightning strike. Metal roofing does not in any way increase this risk.

MCA Educational Resources for Homeowners (Cont'd)

Recycled Content of Metal Roofing and Siding Panels

Metal roof and wall panels are made with the highest recycled content from the most recyclable materials on earth, making them a great choice not only for today, but also for future generations to use.

Metal Roof Design for Cold Climates

Northern climates have always posed unique challenges to all types of roofing material. Snow and ice pull and tug on roof membranes and over time can tear the membrane apart. Freezing phenomena can pry flashings away from roofs, inhibit proper drainage, separate gutters from eaves, and threaten personal safety at building perimeters.

New Standard for Fire-resistant Roofs Implemented in California

Increasing Wildfires Have Led California Officials to Call on New Insurance Standards for Homes, Including Fire-Resistant Roofs

California's new “Safer from Wildfires” plan includes setting new home insurance standards and prompting insurance companies to provide homeowners with incentives for protective measures like fire-resistant roofs.

Residential Property Insurance Companies Currently Offering Discounts for Fire Hardened Homes and/or Communities

Several companies offer both community-wide discounts and home-specific discounts. Learn more today!

Sustainability Resources from the American Iron and Steel Institute

Steel Sustainability in the Construction Market

The North American steel industry is committed to manufacturing innovative products and implementing processes that achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Facts about American Steel Sustainability

Download the latest report to learn about sustainable steelmaking in the automotive and construction industry.

Sustainability of the American Steel Industry

Learn how the American iron and steel industry affects the economy, recycling, production and sustainability in this resource.

Sustainability Resources from the American Iron and Steel Institute (Cont'd)

It Starts with Steel

Hear from Kevin Dempsey, CEO of American Iron and Steel Institute, about the industry.

Steel Sustains

Learn more about how Steel Sustains our way of life

CRRC Articles

How Does a Cool Roof Save Energy?

Download the informational PDF from the Cool Roof Rating Council and learn about the benefits of a cool roof.

Reducing Urban Heat with Cool Roofs and Solar-Reflective Walls

Download the informational PDF from the Cool Roof Rating Council and learn more about urban heat islands and ways to reduce them.

What is a Solar Reflective Index?

Download the PDF below to learn more about what a solar reflective index is and how it can be calculated.

Calculating a Roof's Solar Reflective Index

Download the Solar Reflectance illustrative PDF below to learn more about how a roof's cooling abilities are calculated.