Metal has unique properties that separate it from other roof choices. For over three millennia, metal roofing has been a durable, aesthetically appealing design element utilized for significant buildings. This course’s content is intended to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of metal roofing, including thermal expansion and contraction, how to prevent problematic conditions, and metal roof retrofit options.
Charles (Charlie) Smith, is one of the industry’s foremost authorities on recover systems utilizing metal roofing. Charlie holds several patents in the recover field including both metal-over-metal and metal-over-shingle solutions and recently co-authored the new RCI metal roofing course. He founded Architectural Building Components in 1989, when he purchased the equipment of a small Houston, TX, metal roofing manufacturing business. The company grew into an industry-leading metal roofing and wall system solution provider. In 2012, it became a part of McElroy Metal, Bossier City, LA. This enables Charlie to now focus on educational and product development efforts to help the roofing industry design creative solutions with metal.