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Karen’s Kids Campus provides children daycare Morrow county

Karen’s Kids Campus provides children daycare Morrow county

When we take the time to evaluate the things in our life that are really important, family is definitely on the top of the list. It is for this reason that when the time comes to choose a daycare provider for our children, the decision should not be made lightly.Day Care Front

Karen’s Kids Campus is located on 63 Sportsmans Dr., Marengo, OH 43334 and specializes on providing daycare services and preschool to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. They are fully licensed and offer a variety of services and benefits to the surrounding areas. They specialize in Daycare, Preschool, and Before / After school care. They also can provide bus services to the highland schools which really provides another layer of convenience for everyone. The slogan that Karen’s Kid Campus operates by is ” To Teach is to Change Lives ” and everyone that is on staff, believes and operates this way.

Day Care TopKaren’s Kids Campus began March 1st 2015 at a different location, and then moved to the current location close to Interstate 71 in early 2016. Classic Metals was involved in manufacturing the Standing Seam for the building that they are currently in and worked closely with the roofing installer. The roofing that was chosen was the weatherlock  16 inch wide panel, manufactured on-site in a 26ga custom red color and it was installed by Schwartz Quality Construction located in Marengo Oh. They did a awesome job with the install, and really took the time to insure that everything was installed correctly.

If you would like more information regarding Karen’s Kid Campus you can call 419-253-7400 or visit their website.

 

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Custom Colored Standing Seam installed on Health Center in Marengo OH

Custom Colored Standing Seam installed on Health Center in Marengo OH

There are many choices when it comes to where we go to receive healthcare, however there are always healthcare facility’s that stand out among the rest. That decision has become a little easier to make if you live in the Marengo Ohio area.

In 2013 the Morrow County Hospital at the Cardinal Center was built with the intention to provide high quality healthcare to the area. During the planning phases, the decision was made to pursue Standing Seam Roofing, however the exterior designer was looking for a bright red color that was not available as a standard color. That is where Classic Metals was contacted to look at the color that was needed, and pursue the option of painting a custom color. The custom color was painted, and then later, the panels were manufactured on the jobsite by Classic Metals. The Standing Seam Panels were installed by Schwartz QuaHospital Toplity Construction, located in Marengo Ohio.

Essentra Pharmacy is also located in the same building, which really helps to make filling prescriptions a breeze. At Essentra Pharmacy, they strive to have the feeling of a hometown pharmacy, while still providing the most advanced products, services, and information that is available. They also understand that time is precious, so they work efficiently to get your prescriptions ready in a quick, but safe, manner.

If you are looking for high quality dental care in the Marengo area, then Cardinal Family Dental, which is also located in the same building near the intersection of I-71 and SR 61 is the place to go. Dr. Lenz and Dr. Meers will treat you like family, and are on the cutting edge when it comes to Dental treatments and procedures. From exams and cleanings, to root canals or extractions, the staff at Cardinal Family Dental will treat you with honest and thoughtful care.

The entire facility has really been a asset to the area, and Classic Metals is proud to have played a part in the construction and completion of this project.

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Asphalt Shingles need replacement after only 12 Years

Asphalt Shingles need replacement after only 12 Years

When Gene and Barb Wintersole originally purchased their home, they were not aware that a roof replacement was in their near 26 ga Slatefuture, however, there was no way to avoid it. Several years after purchasing the home, they realized that the asphalt shingles were deteriorating fast, after being installed for less than 12 years. They attempted to contact the shingle manufacturer for a warranty claim, but were told that because they were not the original owners, the roof was no longer under warranty. As they considered the roofing options that were available, they made contact with Aaron from Quality Roofing, a roofing installer from Big Prairie Ohio. Aaron explained the advantages of a Standing Seam metal roof and the decision was made to install the 16″ Weatherlock Panel in 26 Gauge Slate Gray. The installation went great, and they were very pleased with the final product.

Gene informed me that almost everyone on their block has had to replace their roof since they have lived there. Some of the neighbors have replaced their roofs with asphalt shingles, but it just does not make sense to install a asphalt shingle, and have it only last for 12 years. If you look at the big picture, in the long run a metal roof is far cheaper.

Gene WintersoleOne of the things that Gene does currently to stay busy is to take photo’s of the surrounding Amish community, and a number of his photo’s have been used in magazines and newspapers. You can view some of the photo’s that he has taken at www.eightlake.smugmug.com.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with Gene and Barb in order to make the roof on their home, the LAST thing that they need to worry about.Slate

 

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Why Textured Paint is changing the Metal Roofing Industry

Why Textured Paint is changing the Metal Roofing Industry

Textured paint or Crinkle paint as it is sometimes called, is making a real impact on the metal roofing industry. There are several reasons for this and we want to outline a few of them for you. Textured painted metal will not replace the smooth coated products that have been used for years, however is is a very good option to look at, and in many ways it is a better option.

What is Textured Painted metal?

Textured painted metal was actually discovered by accident in a lab several years ago. The lab technician added a special catalyst to the standard paint formula and discovered that as the paint dried, the additional catalyst caused the paint surface to texture / wrinkle. This technique was refined and tested in order to achieve the highest quality and performance.

What are the improvements of Textured Paint?MetalStandingSeamRoof.com-Standing-Seam-Metal-Roof-r2

• Less Glare, The textured paint really minimizes the glare that a metal roof can inherently have. This lends to a overall better appearance.

• Better scratch resistance, Because the surface of the metal textured, it will resist small scuffs and scratches.

• Better traction, If you have ever needed to walk on a metal roof, you are aware that depending on the conditions, it can be difficult to maintain traction. The textured surface greatly improves that traction. This is a benefit for both the installers and the homeowners.

• Hides under decking imperfections, Because of the reduced glare of the textured metal, any substrate imperfections will be less noticeable.

More Information

Textured Painted metal is a really good option for someone that wants the long life of a metal roof, but wants something that has a lower gloss.

You can contact us if you are interested in more information, or would like to see a cost comparison for the textured paint in either the 29 Ga Ag Panel, or a 26 Ga standing seam. Our office number is 330-674-7051 we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Galvalume vs Galvanized

The difference between Galvalume, and Galvanized Steel

The difference between Galvalume, and Galvanized Steel

If you start looking into metal roofing, it won’t be long before you hear the term GALVALUME®.  So what is that , and how does it work?

What is Galvalume Steel

Galvalume was developed in 1972.  Essentially it is a 55% aluminum to 45% zinc alloy coated sheet steel.  This blend is what makes it different than Galvanized Steel  which is covered with a zinc-only coating. According to BIEC, the licensor, 120 million tons have been produced since 1972, and Steelroofing.com estimates 40 billion square feet of Galvalume steel has been used in roofing worldwide. With GALVALUME, the aluminum and zinc act together to resist corrosion and provide barrier protection on the roofing surface. Zinc alone would allow more rust to occur, while Aluminum alone does not stand up as well to hail and other damaging forces.

What is Galvanized Steel

Galvanized Sheet is carbon steel sheet coated with zinc on two sides by a continuous hot-dip process. This method tightly adheres the coating to the steel with an iron-zinc alloy bonding layer formed by a diffusion process while the heated steel strip is in contact with the molten zinc. One of the drawbacks of Galvanized is that if the Zinc coating is scratched off the steel, the Steel is left unprotected, and is subject to failure.

Galvalume vs. GalvanizedGalvalume vs Galvanized

While both products were developed to essentially sacrifice themselves to protect the steel sheeting they coat, the exposure comparison photo shows that Galvalume® performs (up to nine times) better in fighting corrosion as compared to Galvanized coating. While Galvalume® can initially show signs of corrosion faster than Galvanized, it has a sacrificial property that will prevent the corrosion from growing whereas once corrosion has started on a Galvanized panel, it can continue to corrode until panel integrity is lost. According to a study released by the Metal Construction and Zinc Aluminum Coaters associations, the longevity of a low-slope unpainted Galvalume® standing-seam roof is 60 years Additionally, primer and paint adhere better to Galvalume®-coated panels and they carry a 20-year limited warranty while galvanized panels do not, making them a smarter long-term investment for all building applications.

Conclusion

Another great feature of Galvalume Steel is that as the material is cut, the Zinc and Aluminum combine to prevent corrosion at any exposed edges. Galvalume Steel can be expected to provide at least TWICE the service life of traditional zinc-coatings of similar coating thickness under the same exposure conditions. This has been proven by actual exposure tests using flat coupon samples, conducted over 36 years in the U.S.A. and 15 years in Canada. These tests show that Galvalume has at least TWICE the service life versus Galvanized.

All of the Steel products that we use here at Classic Metals, are manufactured using Galvalume Steel. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

 

 

 

 

 

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Metal Roofing, What is the True Cost?

Metal Roofing, What is the True Cost?

What is the true cost of Metal Roofing, and how does it compare to asphalt shingles? That is a question that i hope to clarify. When it comes to making a major purchase, the tendency is to only base our purchase decision on the price of the item. Sometimes this can be OK, but often it leads to making a decision that will cost us far more in the future.

The average cost of replacing your roof with a dimensional asphalt shingle is around $260.00 per square. This would equate to $7,800.00 for the average ranch home. The frustrating part is knowing that in 20-25 years those very shingles will end up in a landfill.  In a 60 year span this home will need to have the roofing replaced 3 times. This could very easily reach a total of $25,000.00.

The average cost of installing a entry grade metal roof will be around $300.00 per square. This equates to $9,000.00 for the average ranch home. This Metal Roof will have no problem in lasting 60 years, and will do so for the total cost of the original purchase.           ( $9,000.00 )

Another factor to consider is the energy saving of a energy star Metal Roofingmetal in comparison to asphalt shingles. This fact alone would
provide a substantial savings over a 60 year period. Some recent study’s have shown a average potential savings of $300.00 per year, equaling $18,000.00 in 60 years. An additional fact to consider is the increase of value that your home will have with a Metal Roof. If you ever sell your home, the buyer will have peace of mind knowing that the roofing is the last thing that he needs to be concerned about.

In the 60 year example that we laid out, here is the true total Cost of the two roofing systems

Asphalt Roofing–$25,000.00

Metal Roofing–$ -9,000.00 ( a Total Savings of $34,000.00 )

What is the True Cost of Metal Roofing?  You can’t afford NOT to buy a Metal Roof.

Feel free to Contact us if you have any questions or would like to have a estimate for your roof replacement.

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Making Sense of your Energy Star Steel Roofing Questions

Classic Metals specializes in manufacturing metal roofing products, because of that we get asked about Energy Star roofing on a regular basis. This question originates from customers concern regarding what type of roofing qualifies for Energy Star, and what percentage of savings can be expected by using an Energy Star products. Because it seems hard to find good information that makes sense concerning this question, we wanted to explain a little bit about how Energy Star Steel Roofing works for our customers benefit.

What is Energy Star

In 1992 the EPA began the energy star program to help identify and promote energy efficiency and products homes and buildings nationwide. The goal was to raise consumer awareness about how many products can save them energy costs in the long run, and help the environment by cutting energy usage. Through its partnerships with 18,000 private and public sector organizations, ENERGY STAR delivers the technical information and tools that organizations and consumers need to choose energy-efficient solutions and best management practices. ENERGY STAR has successfully delivered energy and cost savings across the country, saving businesses, organizations, and consumers $24 billion in 2012 alone. Over the past two decades, ENERGY STAR has been a driving force behind the more widespread use of such technological innovations as efficient fluorescent lighting, power management systems for office equipment, and low standby energy use. Products bearing the ENERGY STAR labels are more energy efficient than standard products, thereby saving energy and money. In general, ENERGY STAR certified products including: appliances, HVAC equipment, office equipment, residential lighting, roofing, and even homes, reduce energy costs by at least 30 percent

How does a Roofing Product become Energy Star Rated

Roof products that meet or exceed solar reflectance, without compromising product quality and performance, qualify for the ENERGY STAR label. Manufacturers voluntarily sign an agreement with ENERGY STAR called a Partnership Agreement (PA) allowing them to place the ENERGY STAR label on the packaging of qualifying roof products. They can also use the label in product promotions and advertising for certified products.

How is Energy Star Roofing Rated

There are three tests that can be done on roofing to show how it is affected by the sun’s rays, and how much heat is absorbed.solar-reflectance

Solar Reflectivity ( SR ) is the measure of a certain roofing material’s ability to reflect solar energy, or sunlight from the roofing  surface. SR Value’s are numbered from 0-1.0. A value of 0 indicates that the surface absorbs all the solar energy, and a value of 1.0 indicates that the surface reflects all the solar energy. In order to meet the Energy Star requirements, the SR value for steep pitch roofing ( more than 2/12 pitch ) must exceed .25 SR. The SR test is the only test that is used for the Energy Star rating.

Emissivity ( EM )energytransfer

Emissivity is the roofing material’s ability to radiate absorbed heat, thus lowing the roofing temperature at a faster rate after the solar energy subsides. EM is not used for Energy Star ratings.

Solar Reflective Index ( SRI )

Solar Reflective Index is used for compliance with LEED requirements and is calculated according to ASTM E 1980 using the values of SR and EM. In other words it is the combination of the SR and EM tests, and is used for a overall view of how the roofing material preforms. In order to meet LEED requirements, the roofing material must have a SRI of .29 or greater for steep roofing ( more than 2/12 pitch ). The SRI test is not used for the Energy Star ratings.

How much can I expect to save with Energy Star roofing

Energy savings from installing ENERGY STAR certified roof products will depend on the geographic location and climate where it is installed, existing insulation levels in the building, the type of roof it replaces, the type of roof installed, and how well it is kept clean and maintained. In general, cooling energy savings can be as high as 50 percent. Additionally, a reflective roof can reduce peak cooling demand by 10 to 15 percent. As a result, building owners may be able to purchase smaller, less expensive HVAC systems. Below is a test that was done on a control home in 2000 using several different roofing materials. It is not hard to see how the savings can add up, especially when you consider that the lifespan of a metal roof is 60+ years.

 

Cooling performance at a control home Total kWh Savings kWh Save Percent Demand kW Savings kW Saved Percent
Standard dark shingles (control home) 17.03 0.00 0.0% 1.63 0.00 —-
White “Barrel” S_tile roof 15.29 1.74 10.2% 1.44 0.19 11.80%
Standard dark shingles, sealed attic, R_19 roof deck insulation 14.73 2.30 13.5% 1.63 0.01 0.30%
Terra cotta S_tile roof 16.02 1.01 5.9% 1.57 0.06 3.70%
White “Barrel” S_tile roof 13.32 3.71 21.8% 1.07 0.56 34.20%
White flat tile roof 13.20 3.83 22.5% 1.02 0.61 37.50%
White metal roof 12.03 5.00 29.4% 0.98 0.65 39.70%

 

Although Energy Star ratings is just one of the many reasons to choose metal roofing, we hope that this has been informative and will help you make a informed decision when your roofing is in need of replacement. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this subject. You can also visit the following websites for more info on the testing procedures.

https://www.energystar.gov

http://www.usgbc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Mistakes people make when comparing Steel Roofing or Siding

Five Mistakes people make when comparing Steel Roofing or Siding

Knowledge is key when the time comes to compare products, and many times it is hard to find the information that you need. Here at Classic Metals, our belief is that we want to provide all the information that you need to make an informed decision, and to help you walk through the process.

Material SubstrateGalvalume vs Galvanized

The substrate that steel panels are made of, is an integral part of the product and will affect the longevity of the steel. The two most common Substrates are Galvanized and Galvalume. Galvanized is basically steel that is hot dipped in zinc, and one of the main drawbacks is that the zinc coating can easily be scratched off. Galvalume is essentially a 55% aluminum to 45% zinc alloy coated sheet steel.  This blend is what makes it different than Galvanized Steel which is covered with a zinc-only coating. Galvalume Steel can be expected to provide at least TWICE the service life of traditional zinc-coatings of similar coating thickness under the same exposure conditions. This has been proven by actual exposure tests using flat coupon samples, conducted over 36 years in the U.S.A. and 15 years in Canada. These tests show that Galvalume has at least TWICE the service life versus Galvanized.

Thickness of the steel

The thickness of the steel is an important consideration when you are comparing steel roofing and siding, however, most people do not realize how the thickness is measured and how some manufacturers use this to their advantage. Steel is measured in gauges and the smaller the gauge, the thicker the steel. Typically the thicker the steel, the more rigid the panel, and a longer lifespan is expected. Each gauge of steel has a range, so if the final thickness of the product, including paint, falls into a certain range, it is considered that gauge. Sometimes, steel manufacturers use this to their advantage and apply a slightly thicker layer of paint to either the top or even the bottom of the panel, and this allows them to classify the final product as a thicker gauge, while the longevity and stiffness of the panel have not changed. The only way that you can be sure of the thickness of the steel material, is to request the thickness of the steel, BEFORE the paint, is applied.

Paint Warranty’s

So much could be said regarding paint and the warranty that is associated with it, but as always with warrantys, read the fine print. Things that you want to look for, is overall life does the warranty pro-rate, are fading and chalking conditions that are under warranty, and if so, how much is tolerated. There are a lot of fine details that we could get into, but the main thing that you want to remember is that the paint on the steel is the main product that protects the steel and gives it the long life expectancy that it has. If you take a shortcut on the paint, it will have a major effect on the steel’s overall performance.

Trim Thickness

When you are discussing options with your installer or steel supplier, be sure and confirm that they manufacture the trims that you will need, out of the same steel as the panels. This is a common area that suppliers can cut costs and use 29 gauge trims on a 26 gauge roof for example. This is not only a unnecessary cutting of corners, it can lead to uneven fading of trims verses panels.

Hidden fastener design on Standing SeamS6302401

The Standing Seam roofing system was designed to provide a roofing system that would last a lifetime, and would not have any exposed screws that have washers that are susceptible to mother nature. As time has gone on there are many installers that in an effort to cut costs, they have reverted to using trims that are exposed fastened to the standing seam panel. This not only ruins the clean appearance of the roofing system, it introduces a great potential for leaks, and restricts the roofing from performing as it should. All trims that are used on a Standing Seam roof, should be designed in such a way that they are installed without any exposed fasteners. Don’t let your installer tell you otherwise.

If you have any questions regarding metal roofing or siding or would like additional help with a project, give us a call at 330-674-7051 or visit our website at www.classicmetalsltd.com