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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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17
Mar

Great Cover Up: MRA Advocates for Smarter Re-Roofing Strategies to Reduce Landfill Waste This Season

To remove old shingles, or not to remove? That is the question the Metal Roofing Alliance tackles in this informative article. PORTLAND, Ore.—In the U.S. and Canada, homeowners are gearing up for spring and summer exterior home improvement projects, including re-roofing their homes. This is also a time when a massive amount of waste is created, due to the removal and disposal of old asphalt roof shingles. As the most…

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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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27
Feb

MRA Touts Top Five Home Improvement Trends for 2020

Wonder what's trending in 2020? Here's an article by Jessica Franchuk of the Metal Roofing Alliance. From climate uncertainty to creative customized looks, homeowners are raising the roof this year on style and performance features. What’s on the home improvement horizon for 2020? Coping with climate extremes, getting creative, and achieving better, longer-lasting performance that adds more ROI for the home improvement dollar are all top of mind for U.S.…

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20
Feb

Metal Roofing: The Durable Choice

Ah, the weather... it's interesting, to say the least!  We can have flip-flop weather in January, accompanied by rains that overflow creeks in a heartbeat, followed by a nose-dive in temperatures that turns all that rain into snow.  In the summer, the heat combined with the humidity will literally take your breath away and cover those mountains in their namesake haze.  All of these fun weather fluctuations combine to wreak…

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Window in roof of blue barn.
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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Metal Roof on a wood shake sided home.
09
Jul

MRA Separates Fact Vs. Fiction About Metal Roofing Hot Weather Performance

By: Darcie Meihoff, Metal Roofing Alliance PORTLAND, Ore.—After last year’s scorching summer, how to best beat the heat is top of mind for many U.S. and Canadian homeowners, especially during prime re-roofing season. Roofs make a giant difference in keeping homes cool, especially in extreme temperatures. Metal is considered the most energy efficient roofing material available, yet according to MRA Executive Director Renee Ramey, there are still misperceptions among homeowners,…

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Picture of a two-tone two door stand alone metal building by JD Metals
18
Jun

How to Pick the Perfect Colors for Your New Metal Building

A new metal or post frame building can be a beautiful addition to your property, but the color choices can be overwhelming, to say the least.  There are twenty-three colors to choose from, and finding that perfect color combination is not always simple. There are, however, certain points that can be taken into consideration to make the decision easier.  By starting with the big picture and fine tuning your selections,…

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