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Many of America‘s schools need to expand, upgrade, or replace their existing facilities. Metal building systems have been used for decades to create cutting-edge classroom buildings, gymnasiums, and auditoriums. With cost-effective, energy efficient designs and high-performance roof and wall systems, metal buildings can provide long-term solutions for growing school districts.

Metal roofing systems can also be used to replace leaky flat built-up roofs, adding energy efficiency and weather-tight performance with the added benefit of an attractive architectural makeover for an existing school building. Now that's a winning combination. In many cases, the existing flat roof can be left in place and the metal roof slope built on top. This process creates minimal disruption to classroom activities. Another benefit to using a metal roof system is that metal roofing lasts decades longer than flat roofing and has a much lower maintenance cost. The extra ventilation helps keep schools cooler in the spring and summer and added insulation keeps them warmer in the winter. This can add up to big energy savings for the school board's budget. Click here to read an article from School Business Affairs magazine about how metal building systems are being used in schools.

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