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Metal Roof Trims: Endwall vs Sidewall

Endwall and Sidewall Metal Roof Trims: Why You Need Them Metal roofing panels are an excellent choice for durability and longevity. However, to ensure a seamless installation, it is important to consider endwall and sidewall trims. These trim components not only enhance the looks of the roof but also provide vital protection against water leaks and potential damage. Let's delve into the significance of endwall and sidewall trims for metal…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Metal Roofing Installation

A Comprehensive Guide to Metal Roofing Installation How to Choose the Right Metal Roofing Material Preparing the Roof Deck How to Measure and Calculate for Metal Roofing When it comes to roofing materials, metal has gained significant popularity due to its durability, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. Metal roofs are known for their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, providing reliable protection for residential and commercial structures. If you're considering installing…

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Impact Resistance Testing

Impact Resistance Testing for Metal Roofing The durability of your roofing system should be the number one priority when choosing what material to use.  Metal roofing materials can withstand harsh weather conditions, making it a great choice for areas that are prone to heavy storms.  One of the most common questions we answer is how well metal roofing panels will hold up against the impact of a hail storm. Our…

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Metal Roofing for Cabins

Metal roofing for cabins is one of the most common choices. Why? Aside from the classic look, metal roofing can withstand all that mountain living can throw at it. Weather Windy days are common on mountain properties. Metal roofing wind ratings are superior to shingles. With proper installation, your roof will be water tight. Energy savings are also an added benefit to a metal roof on your cabin. The insulative…

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Common Metal Roofing Installation Mistakes

Common Metal Roofing Installation Mistakes Metal roofing installation requires knowledge of how to properly install different panel profiles and how to properly handle the materials to ensure a long-lasting roof for your home. Follow these steps to prevent metal roofing installation mistakes: Incorrect Measurements: Measure twice, order once! Making a mistake in measurements can cost you time and money. Use a roofing calculator or ask our team at JD Metals…

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6 Tips for Metal Roofing Installation

6 Tips for Metal Roofing Installation When preparing for metal roofing installation, you should keep the following tips in mind: Choose the metal roofing panel profile for the roof and understand the way the panels overlap. For example, tuff-rib and standing seam profiles have a different overlap and fastening system. View our panel profiles here. Galvalume Tuff Rib PanelsAntique Bronze Tuff Rib Panels Be sure your substrate is solid and…

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Regional Color Trends

Regional Color Trends Metal Roofing Magazine polled contractors and builders across the nation to determine this year's regional color trends. View the article to see which colors are trending in our area! JD Metals offers a variety of color choices, finishes and panel profiles to ensure a beautiful design for your home. Our color simulator will help you choose which one is right for you.

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Snow Guards and Your Metal Roof

Snow guards are an important part of your metal roof; they protect guttering, landscaping and even people from dangerous snowfall by breaking up the snow.  This informative article from Levi's Building Components, the makers of Snow Defender® Snow Guards, will help you understand their necessity and the different types available.  To view the original article, click here. Finding the Right Snow Retention System Finding the right snow retention system is…

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Getting Your Roof Ready for Winter

              WINTER’S WRATH IS COMING: 7 QUICK TIPS TO BATTLE-PROOF YOUR ROOF To avoid cold weather disasters, The Metal Roofing Alliance says the time for action is now. PORTLAND, Ore. – The start of fall season means it’s time for homeowners to get ready for winter. That’s why leading home improvement trade organizations such as the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) are encouraging homeowners to…

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The Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing

  According to Darcie Meihoff of the Metal Roofing Alliance, the energy efficiency of metal roofing can put money back into your wallet. To read the original article, click here. CHOOSING THE RIGHT SPF FOR YOUR HOME: HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER Not all roofs are created equal, and that’s especially true when it comes to controlling extreme summertime temperatures. With a hotter-than-ever summer predicted in many parts…

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