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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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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.

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Metal | Roofing | How to | Metal Roof Installation | roof

By: Paul Rubio
March 28th, 2020

So, you are thinking about purchasing a metal roof and would like to install it yourself. Well let us be the first to congratulate you. But, your journey won’t come pain free. From our 25 years of experience, we’ve seen that installing the trim is the hardest part of the job. Homeowners like yourself always ask us “How do you install the ridge cap?”

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Metal | roof | Vented

By: Paul Rubio
March 25th, 2020

You are thinking about installing a metal roof and would like to install it yourself. Since you have never done this before you have lots of questions. One of the questions that we answer regularly is “What is ridge vent?”.

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Metal | Roofing | Metal Siding

By: Paul Rubio
March 23rd, 2020

Each year, we at Western States Metal Roofing talk with hundreds of households in and around Phoenix with respect to their metal roofing or siding installation. We take great pride in helping customers find the best metal roofing and siding for their projects. Sometimes we’re asked, “Who are some other metal roofing manufacturers and suppliers that we should consider”.

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Metal | Roofing | Color Options

By: Paul Rubio
March 19th, 2020

You’ve decided to put metal roofing on your house and now it is time to answer the toughest question that most buyers face: which color should I choose for my metal roof?  You want to pick the right metal roofing color to complement your house design. Picking the right color for your metal roof will make your house stand out in the neighborhood. Once your roof is installed changing the color is not an option, so choosing a color that looks appealing is imperative.

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Metal | Roofing | Corrugated Roofing

By: Paul Rubio
March 17th, 2020

You’re in the process of designing your home and have decided on a corrugated metal roof. One of the first questions that potential customers want to know is, “What is the difference between ⅞” corrugated and ½” corrugated?”. This is actually a very simple question to answer. We will discuss the key differences in detail and do a side by side comparison.