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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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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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This is a picture of a blue metal airplane hangar with a gray metal roof
19
May

Standing Seam Metal Roofs Offer Advanced Protection Against Fire And Wind

How does a metal roof stand up to Mother Nature? Tony Bouqout of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association writes a compelling article about the durability of metal roofing. Standing Seam Metal Roofs Offer Advanced Protection Against Fire And Wind By Tony Bouquot, Metal Building Manufacturers Association An increasing number of industry experts are proactively responding to these challenges by specifying more resilient building products. Standing-seam metal roofs, which offer superior…

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This is a photo of a Post Frame and a Steel Frame building that look very similar
11
Apr

Can You Tell the Difference? Post Frame and Steel Frame Buildings

[caption id="attachment_2428" align="aligncenter" width="413"] JD Metals Post Frame and Steel Frame Buildings[/caption] Look at the picture above- one of these buildings is post frame and one is steel frame.  From the outside, you can't tell which is which.   [caption id="attachment_2427" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Interior of a JD Metals Post Frame building.[/caption] Post Frame buildings feature large, solid-sawn posts or laminated wood columns.  When they are embedded into the ground or attached…

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