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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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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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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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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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Window in roof of blue barn.
12
Nov

Ice Dams Cometh: MRA Advises Homeowners on How to Avoid Costly Winter Damage

Winter is coming- is your roof ready? The Metal Roofing Alliance explains how to make sure your home is protected. PORTLAND, Ore.—With much of the Midwest and East coast regions facing below freezing temperatures, ice and snow, the Metal Roofing Alliance reminds homeowners to pay close attention to their roofs as the cold begins to thaw. When icy winter weather and snow hits, ice dams occur when roof temperatures fluctuate,…

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02
Oct

Time For Some TLC: Metal Roofing Alliance Declares “Love Your Roof” Week, Beginning October 6.

Your metal roof takes care of you- here are some ideas from the Metal Roofing Alliance on how to take care of your roof! PORTLAND, Ore.—Most homeowners are grateful for the roof over their heads. Yet home experts say that roofs are often one of the most neglected areas of the home, leading to issues that can turn into a major, expensive ordeal when ignored. That’s why the Metal Roofing…

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24
Sep

Net Zero Post Frame part of City’s Come-Back Story

As this article by Sharon Thatcher for Construction Magazine shows, Post Frame building can be a green choice! By: Sharon Thatcher | May 31, 2019 Habitat for Humanity Offers South Bend, Indiana, Clients an Affordable Passive Option The City of South Bend, Indiana, is a quintessential Rust Belt community. After years of decline, the once-industrial city of 102,000 residents is now on its gradual climb back up, and post frame is part of…

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