Snow Guards for Metal Roofing
Posted on November 19, 2019 by Rachel Mercado

  Metal roofing is used on a wide range of building types all over the U.S. and Canada. One of the benefits is that its smooth surface is essentially self-cleaning since rain water and wind will typically keep it clear of dust, dirt, or debris….

Secondary Framing
Posted on October 22, 2019 by Rachel Mercado

  In a prior blog post we discussed the basics of different primary building frame systems that form the main structure of a metal building. Installing the primary frame is the obvious first step during erection, but there is also a necessary intermediary step before…

Using Seam Clamps to Support Solar Panels on Metal Roofing
Posted on February 14, 2019 by Ceco Building Systems

The standing seam metal roof is a very popular roofing solution due to its durability, water-tightness, relative simplicity, and clean appearance. While the standing seam, which is created by forming two adjacent metal roof panels together, contributes to all of these traits, some people may…

A Solution for the City
Posted on December 21, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

Never in our lifetime has it been more evident than now that design and construction teams are incorporating so many different elements into projects. Customers are increasingly requesting more features and benefits to keep up with changing codes and their own personal requirements. It is…

The Benefits of Metal Roofing
Posted on July 18, 2018 by Gregg Smith

Selecting a roofing system for a low rise commercial building involves making a choice from the multiple options available. More than ever before, metal roofing is being chosen because it provides a number of significant benefits for building designers, installers, users, and owners, including the…

The Advantages of a Long Bay® Roof System
Posted on June 26, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

A common need in manufacturing, warehouse, distribution and large retail buildings such as supermarkets is large, open spaces with minimum interruptions by columns. Often, in these cases, a steel structural frame is used with the roof supported by open web steel bar joists. Increasingly, a…

Safe Snow Removal for Metal Roofing
Posted on February 14, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

Winter brings snow to many places, and sometimes a lot of it. While skiers and school children may rejoice, those tasked with maintaining metal-roofed buildings may wonder what is the best action to take. Fortunately, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) offers some advice in…

Protecting Metal Building Primer in Winter
Posted on January 18, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

The components of a metal building are known for their durability and longevity, but like any building material, improper handling can lead to problems. This is especially true in winter months when metal building components can be exposed to unusually harsh conditions. Manufacturers routinely provide…

Warranties for Weathertightness in Metal Roofing Systems
Posted on November 16, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

After reading our prior blog post on severe weather and resilience of metal buildings, some may consider manufacturer warranty coverage, particularly for metal roofing. When it comes time to repair damage from a storm or even from normal-use conditions, it’s always good to be clear…