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27
Oct

Metal Trims: An Essential Piece of Your Roofing & Siding Puzzle

Think about your roof for a moment: there are all sorts of bends, edges, vents, chimneys and meeting points. All of these need to be covered or edged to stop the elements from making their way into your home. Wind and water will take advantage of any opportunity, often resulting in water damage and higher utility bills.  On the other hand, ventilation is also a necessity in structures.  An improperly…

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10
Sep

Metal Panels: What Profile is Right for You?

  Your roof is an investment in both money and design style. The wrong style or color choice can make a home stand out, and not in a good way.  Metal roofing offers many options in panel profiles, paint systems and metal thickness (helpful hint: the lower the gauge, the thicker the metal), making it easy to get the look you want and the price point you need.  Because so…

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29
Jun

Ornate Ornaments—The Industry’s Iconic Combo

Thinking about adding some character to a new barn or sprucing up a building you already have?  Shannon Clark of MWI Components writes a great article about the dynamic duo of barn decoration. Dutch doors, Arcadian sliding doors, horse stalls and, of course, horses, are the key factors of a horse barn, right? Well, sure, but what seems to be missing from this picture? You guessed it, the iconic cupola…

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21
Apr

Metal Roofing Alliance Advice on Growing Your Metal Roofing Business

The following tips by Renee Ramey of the Metal Roofing Alliance can help you position your roofing business to expand in the coming months and years. Generating Leads Ask any installer or contractor about their most important marketing priority and they’ll probably tell you it’s all about generating leads. However, the fact is that qualified leads only come through a longer-term, dedicated effort to build your reputation and referral business.…

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04
Mar

Spring Cleaning Your Metal Roof

Spring will soon be springing- is your roof ready?  Metal roofing may be durable, but winter weather has probably coated it with a layer of dust and grime that detracts from its appearance.  Like everything else, proper cleaning will enhance the look and life of your roof. Our Weather XL® roofing panels here at JD Metals are coated by Sherwin-Williams, a leader in the industry.  Here are some of their…

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12
Nov

Ice Dams Cometh: MRA Advises Homeowners on How to Avoid Costly Winter Damage

Winter is coming- is your roof ready? The Metal Roofing Alliance explains how to make sure your home is protected. PORTLAND, Ore.—With much of the Midwest and East coast regions facing below freezing temperatures, ice and snow, the Metal Roofing Alliance reminds homeowners to pay close attention to their roofs as the cold begins to thaw. When icy winter weather and snow hits, ice dams occur when roof temperatures fluctuate,…

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02
Oct

Time For Some TLC: Metal Roofing Alliance Declares “Love Your Roof” Week, Beginning October 6.

Your metal roof takes care of you- here are some ideas from the Metal Roofing Alliance on how to take care of your roof! PORTLAND, Ore.—Most homeowners are grateful for the roof over their heads. Yet home experts say that roofs are often one of the most neglected areas of the home, leading to issues that can turn into a major, expensive ordeal when ignored. That’s why the Metal Roofing…

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24
Sep

Net Zero Post Frame part of City’s Come-Back Story

As this article by Sharon Thatcher for Construction Magazine shows, Post Frame building can be a green choice! By: Sharon Thatcher | May 31, 2019 Habitat for Humanity Offers South Bend, Indiana, Clients an Affordable Passive Option The City of South Bend, Indiana, is a quintessential Rust Belt community. After years of decline, the once-industrial city of 102,000 residents is now on its gradual climb back up, and post frame is part of…

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28
Aug

Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest

Thinking about a new horse barn?  This excellent article from Frame Building News, a division of Construction Magazines, is a great place to start.   The horse barn market is heating up, and today’s owners are looking for more options in every price range. Nelson Witmer, owner of Witmer’s Inc., Columbiana, Ohio, has built horse barns for all budget sizes and says, “It doesn’t take a lot of money to do…

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