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Big Build on the Prairie

Forma Steel was recently included in an article in Steel Design Magazine featuring an amazing steel cladding project in Foremost, AB. This building features our stunning Forma Plank in weathering steel in a varying width design. Read more about this project and how it fits perfectly into the southern Alberta landscape. The article discusses the involvement of the architect behind …

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The Benefits of Steel

Steel roofing and siding is the standard exterior product used on all agricultural and commercial buildings across North America. The product is durable, easy to install and cost effective, making it the ideal choice for large buildings that require strength and long lifespans. Steel roofing and siding provide lifespans two to three times longer than conventional roofing and siding products. …

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Sustainable Steel in an Environment-Conscious World

100% Recyclable Metal is one of the most sustainable building materials out there. Not only is it the most recycled material in the world, but its durability and efficiency make it very eco-friendly compared to other building components. In Canadian manufactured steel, the recycled content can be as high as 95%. In North America alone, over 70 million tonnes of …

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Is Hail Damage a Concern for Metal Roofs and Siding?

Is metal more prone to hail damage than other roof types? Hail damage is no larger of a concern for metal exteriors than it is for other materials. In fact, metal siding and roofing actually has better performance than most other exterior products. There are many factors that affect the degree of hail damage on a roof including: Gauge of …