Western States Metal Roofing

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Paul Rubio

Paul Rubio is the Vice President and one of the owners of Western States Metal Roofing. He has been in the metal roofing industry for 25 years. WSMR is a manufacturer of metal roofing, wall panels, and metal siding. We have colors and finishes that nobody else has with nearly 100 different colors in stock. Our selection of color options and finishes is likely the largest in the industry.

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Metal | Roofing | Asphalt Shingles

By: Paul Rubio
June 22nd, 2020

So, you’re looking at the possibility of purchasing a new roof. You’re weighing your options between asphalt shingles and metal roofing, but you have one major concern.

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Metal | Roofing | Homeowner Education | roof

By: Paul Rubio
June 17th, 2020

So, you’re building or remodeling your dream home and it’s time to decide on the type of roof. It will be the focal point of your house and you really need something that will make your roof “Pop”. Metal roofing looks modern and stylish and has hundreds of color options. It looked like a great option until you realized it cost about twice as much as asphalt shingles. You’re probably wondering, is the price of a metal roof worth it?

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How to | Roofing Contractor Education | Metal Roof Installation

By: Paul Rubio
June 12th, 2020

So, you are thinking about installing a metal roof and you don’t have any experience. You are concerned about installing the trim incorrectly because it will cause your roof to leak. As a DIY builder who may not read plans, a written install guide is confusing. That’s why we created a step by step written guide and a video that will make installing gable trim a breeze.

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Roofing | Metal Roof Installation | open valley trim

By: Paul Rubio
May 8th, 2020

  On a metal roof, a valley is formed by two intersecting slopes. Installing valley trim to this area of your roof prevents water from traveling up the opposite slope and penetrating your roof. Without the trim, water can easily become trapped with snow, leaves, and other debris.

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How to

By: Paul Rubio
April 24th, 2020

If a leak occurs through the roof, the first place to look should always be around protrusions through the roof - like pipes and chimneys. These are usually the locations of roof leaks. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly and securely install a rubber pipe boot to ensure the roof is being kept watertight.

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Roofing Contractor Education | Metal Roof Installation | fastener system

By: Paul Rubio
April 15th, 2020

Do you want your metal roof to leak? Screwing or fastening down a metal roof is one of the easiest parts of a metal roofing installation, but it's also the most problematic. The main cause of a leaking roof on a “DIY” metal roofing installation is incorrectly fastening the screws. Your roof will have thousands of screw holes. Quite often, the screws are over- tightened or under-tightened and when this happens it creates leak points.

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Metal | Roofing | Metal Roof Installation | Standing Seam

By: Paul Rubio
April 13th, 2020

If you are researching metal roofing options, then you are surely aware of standing seam. It’s the gold standard for both residential and commercial metal roofing projects. If you want the most weather-tight and modern looking metal roofing panel then you should consider standing seam.