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JD Metals Black Standing Seam
24
May

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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A snowy metal roof with Snow Defender Snow Guards.
29
Nov

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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27
Oct

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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Mirror finish on a concrete floor
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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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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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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04
Mar

Spring Cleaning Your Metal Roof

Spring will soon be springing- is your roof ready?  Metal roofing may be durable, but winter weather has probably coated it with a layer of dust and grime that detracts from its appearance.  Like everything else, proper cleaning will enhance the look and life of your roof. Our Weather XL® roofing panels here at JD Metals are coated by Sherwin-Williams, a leader in the industry.  Here are some of their…

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28
Aug

Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest

Thinking about a new horse barn?  This excellent article from Frame Building News, a division of Construction Magazines, is a great place to start.   The horse barn market is heating up, and today’s owners are looking for more options in every price range. Nelson Witmer, owner of Witmer’s Inc., Columbiana, Ohio, has built horse barns for all budget sizes and says, “It doesn’t take a lot of money to do…

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