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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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18
Aug

Fasteners for Metal Roofing

Proper fasteners and installation methods can make or break a metal roof.  This in-depth article from Andrew Mullen in the June/July 2020 issue of Metal Roofing Magazine explains why this small part is so important. Fasteners for Metal Roofing: Selecting the Best Type for Your Application and Why It Matters By Andrew Mullen A fastener is the common way metal roofing panels are secured to a roofing system substrate. The…

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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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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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