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Understanding Galvanic Corrosion and How to Avoid it in Metal Roofing

In general construction, particularly in the building cladding industry, contact between two different types of metal should be avoided.  But why is this so important?  The answer is galvanic corrosion, which refers to corrosion induced when two dissimilar materials are coupled in a corrosive electrolyte. More simply put, when two non-similar metals are connected by […]

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ASCE 7-05 vs ASCE 7-10 – Explaining Changes in Building Code & ASCE 7-10 Wind Uplift Calculations

As you may already be aware, the International Code Council has published a new version of code, the 2012 ICC Codes.   Within this new publication, the 2012 International Building Code requires the use of a new version of the standard used to calculate wind uplift pressures on buildings and other structures, ASCE 7-10.  This version […]

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Roll With It! Understanding the Benefits of Field Roll Forming a Standing Seam Panel

The ability to field roll form metal panels for a standing seam roof can be a valuable asset to reduce the overall cost of the project, as well as provide a more aesthetically pleasing roof system.  A panel end lap, which is a condition that occurs when two shorter panel are joined together with fastener […]

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The Importance of Incorporating Products Made in the USA in Roof System Design

  As an American consumer there are numerous benefits to purchasing commercial and industrial roofing products that are made in The United States of America.   The full range of roofing system components manufactured and/or distributed by Garland Industries, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is produced in the United States. As an American consumer there are numerous benefits […]

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How R-Mer Span Differs from Other Standing Seam Roofs

  The R-Mer Span standing seam roof system is uniquely designed to provide unrivaled performance throughout the commercial and industrial roofing industry.  Here is a list of frequently asked questions and the answers to help explain how this unique design separates this high performance structural panel from other standing seam systems. Q: What benefit is […]

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Let it Grow! Why Allowing Thermal Movement in Metal Roofs is Critical.

It is important to allow unlimited thermal movement in a metal roof system so that the panel can expand and contract without restriction.  With continuous panel runs of over 100 feet, which is possible with R-Mer Span, the panel can move up to two inches as the ambient temperature rises and falls.  Different metals expand […]

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Looking for the Ideal Retrofit Solution for Your Metal Roof?

The R-Mer® Lite II  insulated steel roof system is a uniquely designed flat seam metal roof panel system that offers a long-term metal solution for a wide range of building configurations.  Check out those special attributes that make this system an ideal solution for retrofit applications over existing metal roofs. R-Mer Lite II is a […]

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Understanding the Importance of Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when budgeting for a new roof system.  A life-cycle cost analysis is a great way to account for these factors in a manner that presents the true cost of different roof options, which will ultimately help you decide which roof option is best for your company. […]

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