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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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steel frame buildings post frame buildings
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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27
Mar

Are Metal Roofs Loud on Rainy Days?

According the the Metal Roofing Alliance, the answer is a definitive no. PORTLAND, Ore.—It’s a common debate as the peak rainy season approaches, especially among homeowners as they consider re-roofing projects this spring: Are metal roofs loud on rainy days, and if they are, is that a pro or a con? “Homeowners typically fall into one of two camps—they either want to hear the patter of rain on their roof,…

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24
Jan

Metal Roofing Maintenance: 5 Simple Tips For The Season

PORTLAND, Ore.—Nearly 14 percent of U.S. homeowners now have metal roofs, which experts say is an especially good choice in the winter months thanks to the exceptional energy efficiency, low maintenance benefits and ability to hold up under heavy snow and ice that metal roofs offer. However, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), that’s not to say that metal roofs don’t need a little TLC this time of year.…

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