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10
Jul

Metal Roof Trims: Endwall vs Sidewall

Endwall and Sidewall Metal Roof Trims: Why You Need Them Metal roofing panels are an excellent choice for durability and longevity. However, to ensure a seamless installation, it is important to consider endwall and sidewall trims. These trim components not only enhance the looks of the roof but also provide vital protection against water leaks and potential damage. Let's delve into the significance of endwall and sidewall trims for metal…

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20
Jun

A Comprehensive Guide to Metal Roofing Installation

A Comprehensive Guide to Metal Roofing Installation How to Choose the Right Metal Roofing Material Preparing the Roof Deck How to Measure and Calculate for Metal Roofing When it comes to roofing materials, metal has gained significant popularity due to its durability, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. Metal roofs are known for their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, providing reliable protection for residential and commercial structures. If you're considering installing…

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17
Apr

Metal Roofing for Cabins

Metal roofing for cabins is one of the most common choices. Why? Aside from the classic look, metal roofing can withstand all that mountain living can throw at it. Weather Windy days are common on mountain properties. Metal roofing wind ratings are superior to shingles. With proper installation, your roof will be water tight. Energy savings are also an added benefit to a metal roof on your cabin. The insulative…

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03
Jan

Common Metal Roofing Installation Mistakes

Common Metal Roofing Installation Mistakes Metal roofing installation requires knowledge of how to properly install different panel profiles and how to properly handle the materials to ensure a long-lasting roof for your home. Follow these steps to prevent metal roofing installation mistakes: Incorrect Measurements: Measure twice, order once! Making a mistake in measurements can cost you time and money. Use a roofing calculator or ask our team at JD Metals…

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20
Dec

6 Tips for Metal Roofing Installation

6 Tips for Metal Roofing Installation When preparing for metal roofing installation, you should keep the following tips in mind: Choose the metal roofing panel profile for the roof and understand the way the panels overlap. For example, tuff-rib and standing seam profiles have a different overlap and fastening system. View our panel profiles here. Galvalume Tuff Rib PanelsAntique Bronze Tuff Rib Panels Be sure your substrate is solid and…

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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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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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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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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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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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