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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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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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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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JD Metals Paint Finishes: This Right Coat Matters
14
Feb

Metal Roofing Finishes: The Right Coat Matters

Choosing the correct roofing product for your home is a big decision; it is a large expense and highly visible.  Deciding to install metal roofing is only the beginning of the choices: panel profiles and types of fastening systems must be considered.  The type of paint finish, though often overlooked, is another important decision.  Finishes vary in quality and durability, and can have a decided impact on your completed  project. …

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A snowy metal roof with Snow Defender Snow Guards.
28
Dec

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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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 Panels: What Profile is Right for You?

  Your roof is an investment in both money and design style. The wrong style or color choice can make a home stand out, and not in a good way.  Metal roofing offers many options in panel profiles, paint systems and metal thickness (helpful hint: the lower the gauge, the thicker the metal), making it easy to get the look you want and the price point you need.  Because so…

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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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21
Apr

Metal Roofing Alliance Advice on Growing Your Metal Roofing Business

The following tips by Renee Ramey of the Metal Roofing Alliance can help you position your roofing business to expand in the coming months and years. Generating Leads Ask any installer or contractor about their most important marketing priority and they’ll probably tell you it’s all about generating leads. However, the fact is that qualified leads only come through a longer-term, dedicated effort to build your reputation and referral business.…

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