The Latest in Metal Facades

Metal roof and wall panels can be used in a wide spectrum of design applications, but these aren’t always as obvious to some as others. Follow Ken Buchinger as he explores and discusses creative metal applications in new and retrofit construction, the latest in technology and product development and how metal panels can contribute to a building’s sustainable design. With over thirty years of industry experience, allow Ken to be your go-to source for all things related to building and designing with metal wall and roof panels.
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Posted on September 15, 2014 By Bob Zabcik
The Western U.S. has had to cope with more damaging, large-scale wildfires in recent years. The number of wildfires larger than 1,000 acres in the region stretching from Nebraska to California increased by a rate of seven fires a year from 1984 to 2011, according to a study published in Geophysical...
Posted on September 08, 2014 By Ken Buchinger
In areas that experience strong winds, metal roof and wall panels provide a sturdy, well-tested option for building envelope design. A recent example is the Archer Government Complex in Cheyenne, Wyoming,a city with an annual average wind speed of 12.9 mph, ranking it first in the U.S. During...
Posted on September 02, 2014 By Ken Buchinger
Metal roofing material is known for its durability, but it also offers two other sustainable attributes that are sometimes overlooked: enhanced energy-efficiency and high recyclability. When coated with a light-colored reflective paint, metal is a superior material for a cool roof. A three-year...