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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…

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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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JD Metals Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing color simulator
23
Aug

The Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing

  According to Darcie Meihoff of the Metal Roofing Alliance, the energy efficiency of metal roofing can put money back into your wallet. To read the original article, click here. CHOOSING THE RIGHT SPF FOR YOUR HOME: HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER Not all roofs are created equal, and that’s especially true when it comes to controlling extreme summertime temperatures. With a hotter-than-ever summer predicted in many parts…

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Metal Roofing The Green Choice Graphic
13
Jul

Metal Roofing: The Green Choice

With all of the hype surrounding sustainability and green practices, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, especially when it comes to building materials.  Metal roofing, however, has a clear record of being one of the most earth-friendly options on the market.  Metal roofs are highly reflective, long lasting and recyclable, all of which make metal roofing the green choice to beat when selecting a roof for your…

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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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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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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 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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