Metal Roofing Articles

Supply Chain Issues in Roofing

January 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Supply Chain Issues in Roofing

The Problem: All industries are experiencing supply chain and labor issues and that is particularly true in roofing. In both residential and commercial roofing, contractors have been struggling to procure products and paying inflated prices for everything from lumber to insulation and roofing products. In 2021 we saw 45% increases in the metal we buy…

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Addressing Ice Damming

January 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Addressing Ice Damming

Local Conditions: We live in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan, nestled between a few of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. We are graced with inordinate quantities of “lake effect” snowfall and typically receive 200-300” of snow every winter. Our latitude is above the 46th parallel and that guarantees temperatures that…

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Goals for 2017

January 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Goals for 2017

Typically this time of year finds us rethinking our systems so that our company can run better, more efficiently and with better results. We review our installation techniques and propose improvements, We also clean up and maintain all of our metal working tools and equipment, making sure that everything is operating smoothly and making good product for…

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Dan Perkins Construction hits Twenty Year Mark

December 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Dan Perkins Construction hits Twenty Year Mark

This year Dan Perkins Construction completed twenty years in the metal roofing business. There are a number of milestones we have met in these couple decades of practice the biggest one being shear survival, which is no given in the roller coaster economy of construction in the Upper Peninsula or anywhere else for that matter. Any builder who has navigated…

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Strong Metal Roofing

April 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Strong Metal Roofing

People often ask me why we specify the heavier 24 gauge steel in our roll-formed metal roofing panels when we are already a fairly expensive option. 24 gauge metal roofing panels are not commonly available through other metal roofing contractors or suppliers but we feel that this upgrade is necessary to meet the challenges of our climate…

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Over the years Dan Perkins Construction has gained a multitude of knowledge in our fields of expertise. Dan Perkins shares this knowlede with the world by publishing articles in some of the industry’s top trade magazines. These articles are available below.

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Featured Metal Roofing Article:

thumb_vent-150x150Ventilation – Addressing Ice Build-Up– Written by Dan Perkins and published inMetal Roofing Magazine.

Metal roofing contractors are often called in when roofs leak due to ice dams because customers think (falsely) that a metal roof alone will solve their problem. Metal roofing contractors who have been talked into applying metal onto these problem buildings without addressing insulation or ventilation are generally called back at least once by the client when he finds out that his …read more »

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