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Why To Choose A Metal Roof

By Talon Bates
November 09, 2017
Category: General

Copper’s use in architecture has been dated all the way back to ancient Egypt, where the doors of the temple Amen-Re at Karnak featured a copper cladding. One of the first utilizations of copper in metal roofing is attributed to the Loha Maha Paya temple in Sri Lanka. Built in the third century, B.C., this 162-foot-tall temple featured copper shingles. Copper finally made its way to the united states much later, but there is a section of the original copper roof on the First Bank of... Continue reading

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The Vail Metal Difference

By Garrick Lemley
September 26, 2017
Category: General

The Vail Metal Difference

 

The Vail Metal shingle was designed to withstand the harsh and wildly varying climate of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. As word of its impeccable performance spread, the system was soon installed in mountain communities across the United States. The Vail Metal system is now featured on homes all throughout the country. F... Continue reading

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A Brief History of Vail Metal Systems

By Garrick Lemley
September 19, 2017
Category: General

In the early 1990s, the builders of McCoy Peak Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado needed to select a roofing option. They were increasingly aware that many resorts in the area were experiencing tens of thousands of dollars in roof maintenance costs on a yearly basis. Like many roofs in the Rocky Mountain climate, the damages were caused by the roof’s inability to tolerate the ice dams, temperature fluctuations, and heavy snow loads that accompany a Colorado winter. In addition to heavy impact damage from falling snow and ice b... Continue reading

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Welcome to the Vail Metal Systems Blog

By Garrick Lemley
August 28, 2017
Category: Projects in Progress

We are excited to have an outlet to keep past and perspective clients up to date on the happenings here at Vail Metal Systems.  We will be sharing updates on current  projects, performances of previously installed roof systems, and general metal roofing news.  We encourage readers to share photos or stories of their experiences with our roofing and siding products, and hope to create an area that showcases the strength of not only our product, but the true variety of applications and uses for metal as a roofing and siding prod... Continue reading

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