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Check out some projects that were made possible with the high-quality products and services at UCOA Metals! UCOA is sure to make your project stand out from the rest. Panel Loc Plus Low Rib – Panel Loc Plus Panel Loc Plus Panel Loc Plus Low Rib Panel Loc Plus Standing Seam – Horizon Loc Panel Loc Plus Panel Loc Plus – Low Rib Horizon Loc – Standing Seam Standing Seam – Horizon Loc Panel Loc Plus Standing Seam – Horizon Loc Low Rib – Panel Loc Plus Standing Seam – Horizon Loc Panel Loc Plus Standing

Why a Metal Roof is Right for You

Selecting the right roof for your home or building is a big decision. With the wide variety of roofing types on the market, it can be a stressful experience. However, at UCOA, we believe that one roofing type, metal roofs, reigns supreme. Having a metal roof has become more popular in residential roofing and home improvement. With as many pros as metals roofs offer, it is not surprising that they have made a rise in popularity. Metal roofs offer benefits

UCOA Metal Roof


What is Roll Forming? A rollformer takes strips of metal and sends it through sets of rolls to perform incremental bends until the desired shape is achieved. A number of factors are necessary for roll forming to be successful, such as material properties, tooling set up, and the operator. This technique can be very precise as long as the operator has a deep understanding of the process. Despite the precision, however, there are many drawbacks to using a roll former. Drawbacks

Steel Building Kits

Bolt-Up Steel Buildings

Easy-To-Assemble, Fast Turnaround Time, and Affordable! Standard Steel Building Kits Include: Installation Guide: Easy to follow UCOA steel building kits assembly instructions and construction plans Framing: 8″ 16 gauge, red iron roof purlin, flush wall girts, eave struts, and endwall columns 8″ 14 gauge, red iron sidewall column and rafter. 14 gauge red iron base angle 3/8″ thick steel structural plates and universal bolt package for simple installation Roof: Prime, 26 gauge acrylic Galvalume R-Loc -3.12 pitch Walls: Prime, 26 gauge CentralGuard painted R-Loc Trim: Painted 26 gauge trim

A Beginner’s Guide to Metal Buildings

If you’ve considered adding metal buildings to your contracting business offering, here’s an in-depth guide to get you started. It all begins with a desire to learn to work with metal… Full article coming soon!

Future of Metal Buildings with UCOA

The Future of Metal Buildings

Even small contractors can benefit from the many new types of metal buildings that are coming to market.  Through our connections with some of the biggest players in the market, here’s the inside-scoop on the future of metal buildings. Featured article coming soon!

Safety Tips For Working Up High

Safety is hugely important to metal building contractors.  It’s important to have thorough policies and training in safety with your entire team.  Take a moment to read this over and add some of our safety policies to your employee manual today. Featured article coming soon!