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R-Panel vs. PBR Panels: What’s the difference?

R-Panel vs. PBR Panels: What’s the difference? R-Panel and PBR Panels look very similar, but have different applications- so what’s the difference? The difference lies in a small “leg” called a Purlin Bearing Ribs, or PBR.  This leg adds strength to PBR panels that enables the panel to be used in both siding and roofing applications.  R-Panels, on the other hand, do not feature this leg and are used only…

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Strength in Storms: Metal Roofing and Wind Resistance

Strength in Storms: Metal Roofing and Wind Resistance When protecting your home from the elements, few choices can match the durability and resilience of metal roofing. This is especially true in wind-prone areas. Metal roofing offers unmatched protection against high winds while simultaneously enhancing the aesthetic and value of your property. Unyielding Strength: Metal roofing's superiority in wind resistance stems from its inherent strength and durability. Unlike asphalt shingles or…

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Learning Session with Arrow Home Improvements

Learn More Embracing the Future: FastFrame™ Training Unveils the Modern Way to Build Arrow Home Improvements recently participated in a hands-on learning session to learn about FastFrame steel framing and how it is used for residential builds. Residential building is undergoing a seismic shift, and at the forefront of this transformation is FastFrame™ cold formed steel (CFS) framing. In our immersive training session, contractors explore the cutting edge of construction through a…

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Metal Roofing Installed Over Shingles: Is It the Right Choice?

Metal roofing installed over shingles has become a popular choice for homeowners seeking durability, energy efficiency, and a cost-effective way to upgrade their roofs. This installation method involves placing metal panels or sheets directly on top of an existing shingle roof rather than removing the shingles beforehand. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this could be a great option for you! Benefits of Metal Roofing Installed…

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Metal Roofing in the Winter

There are many reasons to choose metal roofing, especially if you live in an area where you experience moderate to heavy snowfall, such as the mountains of East Tennessee and North Carolina. In this blog post we will explore: How metal roofing minimizes structural load from snow. The durability of metal roofing  Metal roofing and fire resistance One of the primary advantages of metal roofing in snowy areas is its…

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Metal Roofing Installation Tips

Top Tips for Metal Roofing Installation Metal roofing is an excellent choice for homeowners seeking durability, energy efficiency, and a sleek aesthetic for their homes. A successful metal roofing installation requires careful planning and experience. Here are some metal roofing installation tips to ensure a smooth process: Choose the Right Material Select a metal roofing material that suits your climate and aesthetic preferences. Common options include steel, aluminum, and copper,…

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2023 Popular Metal Roofing Colors

2023 Popular Metal Roofing Colors Metal roofing comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to match your home's aesthetic and color scheme. Here are the 2023 popular metal roofing colors! There have been a few standout colors so far this year: Gray Black Matte Finishes Here at JD Metals, we can offer different options for gray hues and finishes! Our Crinkle finish will give you a beautiful look, while…

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Aluminum Roofing Panels vs. Steel Roofing Panels

Aluminum Roofing Panels vs. Steel Roofing Panels: What is the Difference? When it comes to choosing roofing materials, steel panels often are the first option that comes to mind. Aluminum is quickly becoming another popular option! Since adding this line to our line of products, we wanted to explore the advantages and drawbacks of both steel and aluminum roofing panels. Durability Both aluminum and steel roofing panels are renowned for…

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Why Choose Local Metal Roofing?

Why Choose A Local Metal Roofing Company? Metal roofing is a popular choice of roofing material across the country. However, there are some benefits to sourcing local metal roofing from a business here in Northeast Tennessee. Supporting the Local Economy. By choosing local metal roofing materials, you're contributing to the growth and sustainability of the economy of Washington County, Greene County and beyond. This supports local businesses, creates jobs, and…

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Exploring Popular Metal Roofing Colors

Exploring the Elegance of Popular Metal Roofing Colors When it comes to roofing options, metal roofing has emerged as a durable, stylish, and environmentally friendly choice for homeowners and businesses alike. One of the most exciting aspects of metal roofing is the plethora of color options available, allowing individuals to customize their roofs to match their architectural preferences and personal aesthetics. In this blog post, we will delve into the…

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