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Metal Buildings Institute Releases Retrofit Roofing Video

The Metal Buildings Institute (MBI) has released a new informational module, Quality and Craftsmanship 201 – Retrofit Roofing. The module is in video format and available on the MBI website. The list price of $250.00 for the general public and $50.00 for MBCEA members includes 100 registration codes and unlimited viewing for a year. A preview video is available on the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) YouTube channel,

“The new Quality and Craftsmanship module is a valuable resource for contractors, erectors and anyone who works with metal roofs,” says Keith Wentworth, MBI president. “This video gives them the background they need to provide their team and customers with the most up-to-date information on a retrofit roof.”

Retrofit Roofing is intended to provide contractors and erectors with a basic understanding of retrofit applications over existing, flat, conventional-type roofs and existing, sloped, metal roofs. It explains the types and methods of retrofit options as well as the details involved in a renovation project.

The full video includes:

  • Retrofit roofing benefits and best practices.
  • Methods for metal over metal roofing.
  • Materials and preparation, including necessary tools for the job.
  • Insulation and condensation considerations.
  • Flat roofs and slope build-up details.
  • What to know about roof penetrations and fenestrations.

Retrofit Roofing, the first module in the Quality and Craftsmanship 200 level of educational resources, was produced by the MBI through the generous support of The Ketenbrink Foundation and the following sponsors: Gold level: Roof Hugger, TopHat Framing Systems, ACI Building Systems, the Metal Construction Association (MCA); Silver level: Butler Manufacturing; Bronze level: S-5! and Chief Buildings.

“Thanks to the Ketenbrink Foundation and all of our sponsors for their support,” adds Wentworth. “Their generous donations enabled this new module to come together and provide the metal roofing community with this valuable resource.”

MBI has four training modules in its Quality and Craftsmanship series as well as the Temporary Bracing Guidelines design guide. They are available for purchase at