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13
Jul

Metal Roofing: The Green Choice

With all of the hype surrounding sustainability and green practices, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, especially when it comes to building materials.  Metal roofing, however, has a clear record of being one of the most earth-friendly options on the market.  Metal roofs are highly reflective, long lasting and recyclable, all of which make metal roofing the green choice to beat when selecting a roof for your…

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09
Jun

7 Essential Questions to Ask Before Replacing Your Roof

Thinking of replacing your roof?  Darcie Meihoff of the Metal Roofing Alliance lists seven essential questions to think about when considering your options.  Read the original article here. After a year filled with anxiety, the last thing homeowners need is anything else that adds to their stress. But as a result of extreme weather events experienced by many regions, having to worry literally about the roof overhead is especially unwelcome…

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White colonial house with light gray standing seam metal roofing
12
May

The Skinny On Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Sherri Koones, a contributor to Forbes Magazine, writes an excellent article about what makes Standing Seam metal roofs a superior choice.  See the original article here. [caption id="attachment_2912" align="aligncenter" width="640"] This New England Farmhouse, in Concord, MA, has the beautiful traditional lines of a farmhouse but all the modern technology and materials available today. The standing seam roof adds a striking look to this stately house. PHOTO COURTESY OF ERIC…

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10 Metal Roofing Myths
15
Apr

10 Metal Roofing Myths

Metal has been used for roofing and siding for thousands of years, and with good reason. Metal is strong and withstands weather exceptionally well, making it lasting and a good investment.  As with anything that has been around that long, however, misconceptions and myths have grown up around the material.  Some of these ideas are based in the past while others may look logical on the surface but are in…

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25
Mar

Concrete Floors and Your Steel Frame Building

The floor is an often overlooked but very important part of every structure- it is literally foundational.  Concrete flooring for a steel frame building is the optimal choice.  This informative article by Karen Knapstein of Garage • Shed • Carport Builder Magazine gets down to the nitty-gritty of concrete floors. It’s hard to beat concrete as a garage or shed floor: It’s durable, strong, and can be finished in a…

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JD Metals Paint Finishes: This Right Coat Matters
14
Feb

Metal Roofing Finishes: The Right Coat Matters

Choosing the correct metal roofing finishes for a home is a big decision. It is a large expense and highly visible part of a home. Deciding to install metal roofing is only the beginning of the choices. Panel profiles and types of fastening systems must be considered as well.  The type of paint finish is another important decision.  Metal roofing finishes vary in quality and durability, and have an impact on…

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A puzzle piece graphic framing a photo of metal roofing and siding trim.
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 Roofing Profiles: Which is Right for You?

Metal Roofing Profiles: Which is Right for You? JD Metals offers many options from metal roofing profiles to colors and thickness of metal. We’ve put together some information to help you make the right choice. Tuff Rib Profiles: Tuff Rib panels are the most economical metal roofing option.  Available in both 26 and 29 gauge metal, Tuff Rib panels feature an exposed fastener system for quick installation. JD Metals offers…

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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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29
Jun

Ornate Ornaments—The Industry’s Iconic Combo

Thinking about adding some character to a new barn or sprucing up a building you already have?  Shannon Clark of MWI Components writes a great article about the dynamic duo of barn decoration. Dutch doors, Arcadian sliding doors, horse stalls and, of course, horses, are the key factors of a horse barn, right? Well, sure, but what seems to be missing from this picture? You guessed it, the iconic cupola…

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