Advantages of Metal Articles

Articles and Information About the Traits, Benefits and Advantages of Metal Construction Products

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Thanks for visiting’s Advantages of Metal section. Here you’ll find links to articles and items discussing or illustrating the benefits and positive attributes of metal construction products and systems. The majority of the articles were created by associations and/or organizations comprised of manufacturers and suppliers of metal construction products or systems, or by independent research entities charged with examining the qualities of those same products and systems, sometimes alone and in other cases in relationship to competing materials.

At the primary focus of our coverage of the metal construction industry is the U.S. and Canadian markets. We cover companies operating internationally too, but generally only if they’ve made inroads into the North American market as well.

When discussing the advantages or benefits of metal, there are broad themes that would apply to metal construction products and systems in general, and then specific advantages that would relate more to a particular type of product. It is for that reason we’ve categorized the articles and items of this section based on both product segment and topic.

In addition to being categorized below, all of the articles within this section are listed in descending order from newest to oldest in the box at the left. Mouse over the articles to see the complete name and the date added.

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Metal Roofing 101 - Metal Roofing Alliance



Metal Roofing: The “Green” Choice is also the Smart Choice - Custom-Bilt Metals

Sustainable Steel Roofing - Steel Recycling Institute

Ecological Benefits of Metal Roofing - Metal Construction Association

Recycled Content Of Metal Roof and Wall Panels - Metal Construction Association

 Energy Efficiency

Cool Metal Roofing Brochure - Cool Metal Roofing Coalition

Summer Heat Waves Make Cool Roofs Even More Appealing - Custom-Bilt Metals

Cool Metal Roofing Offers Beautiful Solution To Rising Energy Costs - National Coil Coating Association


 Economic Benefits/Incentives

Metal Shines in Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Low-Slope Roofing - Ducker Research Company

Benefits and Incentives for Homeowners and Contractors to Use Cool Metal Roofing - Cool Metal Roofing Coalition

Tax Credits for Residential Metal Roofing - Metal Roofing Alliance

Insurance Discounts for Residential Metal Roofing - Metal Roofing Alliance

Survey Shows Residential Metal Roofing Tops Shingles in Return on Investment for Homeowners - Metal Roofing Alliance

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Prepainted Sheet Steel Good for Building Envelope Performance - GalvInfo Center

Reynobond® Face Fastened Solution: Modern. Durable. Affordable. - Alcoa Architectural Products 

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 Energy Efficiency

Cool Metal Roofs and Metal Buildings - Metal Building Manufacturers Association

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Advantages of Metallic-Coated Steel Framing in Residential Buildings - GalvInfo Center

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Steel Takes LEED with Recycled Content - Steel Recycling Institute

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Green Benefits of Steel Joists - Steel Joist Institute

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