How to save your roof vents and more

Jan 9, 2018 2:02:00 PM / by Aaron Combs posted in LMCurbs, Snow Diverter, Metal Roof, Snow Retention, Snow Guards, Standing Seam Metal Roofs, Exposed Fastener Roofs

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A damaged vent pipe or flue stack can prove to be very costly

but can be easily prevented. 

 

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Louvers letting the air flow.

Jan 3, 2018 11:44:22 AM / by Aaron Combs posted in Louver, Louvers, Wall Louvers, Metal Building, CMU Wall, Drainable, Non-Drainable, Formed Louver, Extruded Louver, Combination Louver, Miami-Dade Qualified

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Buildings need to breath and it typically is allowed to via louvers.  

Louvers are intended to protected openings in the external envelope of a building while allowing the structure to let air in or out depending on the design. Louvers can enhance a building's architectural look and meet ventilation air movement requirements. Whether a project specifies intake or exhaust, louvers come in a wide variety of blade styles, frame styles and materials that are all dependent on their application. Most louvers are manufactured from extruded aluminum since they brave the elements, however formed steel louvers can be made for applications needing custom gauge metals and stainless steel. The wall louvers can de designed to fit Metal buildings, CMU Wall, and Stucco to name a few. There are a wide range of finish options including galvanized, Kynar, baked enamel and anodizing.

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Choosing the right Roof Curb for metal roofs

Dec 29, 2017 9:13:29 AM / by Aaron Combs posted in 20 Year Warranty, LMCurbs, Roof Curbs

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The majority of today's standing seam roofs are manufactured from Galvalume-coated steel, which carries a 20-year corrosion warranty. Many projects today also require a 20-year weather tightness warranty. 


Because roof curbs have become such a common accessory for standing seam roofs, it is essential that they too perform leak-free for 20 years. This requires building designers and roofing contractors to make some important decisions about the roof curbs they use.

Following are some critical areas to consider when selecting a product.

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All Snow Retention systems are not created equally

Dec 26, 2017 2:43:21 PM / by Aaron Combs posted in Metal Roof, Snow Retention, Snow Guards, S-5!, LMCurbs, ColorGard, DualGard, XGard, LMCurbs SnowGuard, SnoFence, SnoRail

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A safe, anti-skid roof walk surface for Metal Roofs

Dec 26, 2017 7:33:42 AM / by Clint Funderburk posted in roof walk, roofwalk, metal roof walkways, roof walk system, Exposed Fastener metal roofs, Metal Roof, Standing Seam Metal Roofs, Roof Curbs, Roof Wall, S-5!, Roof Access Hatch

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Roof walk system on metal roofs

Roof walk systems are a highly overlooked rooftop product that needs to be discussed more frequently during project planning.  Educating the building owner of a product that can prevent damage to their metal roof investment is in the interest of all involved parties.  Either the architect / specifier can include roof walks on the initial bid documents / drawings, or the metal roof panel / building company can recommend roof walk under their warranty packages, or the roofing contractor can quote roof walk as an add during the bid process.  Design build projects have a greater potential of having a roof walk system included on the project since the contractor and the building owner already have a close working relationship and the benefits can be explained directly.

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Roof Curbs for Metal Roofs

Dec 19, 2017 3:37:59 PM / by Clint Funderburk posted in Roof Curbs, Metal Roof, Metal Roof Curbs, Standing Seam Metal Roofs, Exposed Fastener metal roofs, 20 Year Warranty

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Are all roof curbs for metal roofs are the same?

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