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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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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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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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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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17
Mar

Great Cover Up: MRA Advocates for Smarter Re-Roofing Strategies to Reduce Landfill Waste This Season

To remove old shingles, or not to remove? That is the question the Metal Roofing Alliance tackles in this informative article. PORTLAND, Ore.—In the U.S. and Canada, homeowners are gearing up for spring and summer exterior home improvement projects, including re-roofing their homes. This is also a time when a massive amount of waste is created, due to the removal and disposal of old asphalt roof shingles. As the most…

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