Business View Magazine September 2018

158 159 BUILDING RESEARCH SYSTEMS industry, BRS continues to fill the void of developing new and improved products for the metal standing seam roofing construction market to meet those changes.” “We’ve developed two roof systems,” Rod- den continues. “One is TS324, which is a trap- ezoidal, three inch tall, 24-inch wide panel system. The second one is PanelCraft, which is two inches tall and either 16 or 18 inches wide. Both mechanical field seamed systems utilize a very unique, patented panel hook design that is superior to anything else for performance, longevity, and weather-ability on the market.We designed the roof systems so that we could give smaller, regional com- panies and other building manufacturers, as well as component manufacturers, an avenue to compete with larger national and inter- national companies.We take great pride in knowing that through our licensing of Superi- or Seam Technology, we have given an oppor- tunity for the smaller companies to be able to compete in a market that would otherwise cost millions of dollars to enter into.” Other products in the BRS portfolio include high capacity rake/eave plates, ancillary parts, accessories and a variety of clips for complete high performance roofing systems utilizing the patented panel side joinery. “Where most companies only have four types of clips, for example, we have thirty unique purpose designed ones,” Rodden states. “We also have developed industry leading improvements and benchmark innovations.We developed the wind clip for roofs requiring high edge/ corner zones for coastal high or wind location areas. The wind clips have a longer tab to per- form better in high wind conditions and reduces the need for additional roof framing, attachment steel parts, or heavier gauge panel cladding. The wind clip requires less steel to be added for clos- er roof attachment points, which saves the com- pany and/or owners money. Our extended clip design helps with green design projects which al- low for single layer, thicker fiberglass faced blan- ket insulation to be traditionally installed during the roofing process. The use of extended clips allows for thicker insulation products which now can compete with dual skin foam insulated pan- els.We have placed up to 18 inches of fiberglass blanket insulation between the purlin attachment point and panels utilizing extended clips with satisfactory results. That’s impressive and it helps cut down utility costs while saving the contractor and erector labor time due to the ability to inte- grate thicker fiberglass insulation systems during the initial installation process when correctly installed. “Our newest technology is a High Capacity Rake and Eave plate, which, on the rake side allows up to seven inches of thermal expansion and contraction travel. This extended rake plate travel ability allows companies to not require expensive step-down features in the main frame rafters when used in conjunction with the long base eight inch wind clip; they can have a single panel run up to five hundred feet. It’s been in- dependently, third-party tested to be up to four times the strength of what’s currently out there in the market.” Rodden adds that the new high