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How A Metal Roof Can Save You Money In The Short and Long-Term

By Talon Bates
April 11, 2018
Category: Metal Roofing 101

When selecting a new roof to place on a building, the owner is faced with an increasing variety of roofing options. Recently, the two most popular roofing options an owner is faced with is an asphalt roof, or a metal roof. While asphalt roofing remains the most popular roofing material, metal roofing has increased in demand by about 3% per year over the last three years in the residential retrofit market. This increase in metal roofing demand is certainly a result of the increased knowledge about the benefit... Continue reading

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Vail Metal Copper Shingle Roof On A Gazebo.

By Talon Bates
March 21, 2018
Category: Projects in Progress

This homeowner in Grand Junction, Colorado opted to install the Vail Metal copper shingle on the roof of his gazebo overlooking a ravine. 


The project turned out beautifully. The Vail Metal roofing system allowed the contractor to accomodate for a complex roof. The shadow lines created by the eighty feet of hip cap, as well as the copper panels themselves, really make this roof stand out.


If you have a large or small project and you would like to add an elegant metal roof, please give us a call at (970) 270-4180 or contact us via email here Continue reading
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Metal Roofing System Is the Answer For Rocky Mountain Home Retrofit

By Talon Bates
March 12, 2018
Category: General

Article originally appeared in Roofing Magazine.


When the owner of a home situated in the Rocky Mountains was faced with replacing his 10,000-square-foot roof, he had a daunting set of criteria. He wanted a roof that would last longer and look better than the wood shake roof he had in place. He also wanted a roof that would be fire resistant, and one that would stand up to the elements in this harsh env... Continue reading

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How a Metal Roof Can Improve a Building's Energy Efficiency

By Talon Bates
January 22, 2018
Category: Metal Roofing 101

Year after year, professionals in the construction industry place an increasing amount of emphasis on energy efficiency. An article in the Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology informs us that the energy efficiency of a new building is slowly becoming the most important feature to determine quality. But according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), in 2015 the United States ranked 13th out of 16 major economies. This ranking comes from... Continue reading

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How a New Roof Can Add Value to Your Home

By Talon Bates
January 04, 2018
Category: General

Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars remodeling their homes. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University, Americans spent a record-high 1 billion on remodeling in 2016. This number increased from 0 billion in 2015, which was a 12 percent increase from the amount spent on remodeling in 2013. Because house prices are back to pre-recession levels, incomes are rising, and the numbers of existing homes sold are on the rise, the JCHS expects this number to conti... Continue reading

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Roofing Styles and Wildfires

By Talon Bates
December 19, 2017
Category: General

In numerous areas of the Pacific Northwest, 2017 is the worst wildfire season on record. In British Columbia, 2.86 million acres have succumbed to wildfires. This is the largest area ever recorded in the province. To the south, California is still burning. In October, the wine country fires that burnt northern California amassed nearly .4 billion in insurance claims. This amount topped the Oakland Hills fire as the costliest in California’s history. Even as insurance companies begin to pay cla... Continue reading

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How To Protect Your Home From Wildfires

By Talon Bates
December 12, 2017
Category: General

From the hurricanes that devastated Houston and the Caribbean, to the monsoons that killed more than 1,000 in southeast Asia, 2017 has certainly been a year of extreme weather.

 

Even within an extreme year, wildfires in 2017 have been particularly devastating to the United States. Regarding the 2017 wildfire year, the Insurance Information Institute has posted the followi... Continue reading

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The Importance of Snow Retention on Metal Roofs

By Talon Bates
December 04, 2017
Category: Metal Roofing 101

With the winter rapidly approaching, sure to bring an ample amount of snowfall to most of the country, it is important to realize the importance of snow retention on any sloped roof. In particular, metal roofs are extremely susceptible to problems with accumulating snow. When supporting a layer of snow, the panels of a metal roof may increase in temperature due to heat from the home’s attic. In turn, this can cause a layer of water to develop between the snowpack and the metal panels. Due to the low frictio... Continue reading

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Why You Should 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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