MBMI Raises the Roof with a Revolutionary Replacement

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This year, MBMI Metal Buildings adds to its impressive track record by erecting a roof of new panels above the old—a practice at once more safe, cost-effective, and eco-friendly.

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MBMI Metal Buildings, a building and delivery company specializing in a broad spectrum of steel construction, tackles yet another innovative element in its manufacturing approach and takes to the roofs. Reputed for its highly professional staff, excellent customer service, and top-quality materials and products, MBMI has proven its expertise in a variety of structures, promising perfection from the first bolt to the last panel.

Recently, the company has added to its impressive track record by putting excellent roof replacement practices to work. New retrofit metal roof framing systems allow roof replacement of new metal panels over an old metal roof. One of the most recent projects was a roof replacement of the Marina Building in Lindenhurst, New York. Completed in ten days with an average of three men a day, the layer of the new roof proved to be a simple, effective, and relatively light-weight addition; the total deadload (gutters, trims, huggers, screws) totaled at approximately 1.2 lbs/s.f.

This practice is especially valuable in that it reduces up to 70% of total labor on the preparation of the old roof—furthermore eliminating the high costs of roof removal, business interruption, and potential weather damage. Requiring only standard tools and fasteners, the precision punched notes act as a continuous and easy-to-follow template, while punched pilot holes allow for swift fastening into the existing support structure. The result is an innovative “embracing” of the old panel with the new: a fiercely durable, ruggedly handsome, and low-silhouette bonded structure which retains the integrity of the original design.

Laboratory and load tested, this system also achieves an air-space cavity between old and new sheets, allowing for optional insulation, solar heat recovery, and space for an integrated solar thermal water heating system. The building inhabitants’ comfort and safety is improved, significant energy-saving benefits are achieved, and all composite assemblies offer an obvious return on investment from day one.

The beauty of this methodology is in its simplicity; simple, one-piece, easily and quickly configured by anyone with minimal knowledge, and embraced across America.
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About MBMI Metal Buildings
MBMI is among the leaders of metal buildings companies in the USA, offering a wide range of excellent customer service. MBMI specializes in steel buildings, custom designs, manufacturing, and swift delivery. With state-of-the-art technology and first-class engineers, MBMI builds economical custom buildings with ease, using only the finest materials available to the metal buildings industry. The team of engineers, draftsmen, detailers, and building designers offer over 70 years of experience and collaborate in this assimilation of the highest quality metal buildings in the industry.


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