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Moderated by Tom Diamond. Tom is a Garland product engineer. In that capacity, he designs optimum performance metal roof and wall panel systems and oversees metal system building code compliance at the national, state and local levels. As a member of Garland’s Speakers Bureau, Diamond presents educational seminars on how to implement edge metal designs for code compliance.


New Roofing Product: High-Temperature Underlayment for Metal Roof Systems

We are excited to announce a new product for our customers — R-Mer® Seal, a self-adhering underlayment for our high-performance metal roof systems. When installing a metal roof system, choosing an underlayment is crucial. This layer not only acts as the secondary waterproofing protection for the system, but it must also be able to withstand high temperatures. […]

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Roofing Dos and Don’ts

Summertime is here, the weather has finally gotten warmer, and that makes it the perfect time to do some maintenance on your commercial roofing system. But before you pull out your ladder, hop on the roof and perform maintenance, make sure you take the time to ensure you’re not doing more harm than good. We’re […]

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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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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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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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