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How to Pick the Right Color Metal Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/27/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, Home Advice

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With so many different colors and finishes available for metal roofing, siding, and accent panels, it can be difficult to choose the right color for your project. Whether you’re aiming for modern, industrial, rustic, contemporary, or another type of style, the color you choose plays a huge part in helping you achieve your desired aesthetic. Here’s how to choose the right color metal panels for your next project.

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What Are the Different Metal Panel Gauges?

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/20/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie

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When you’re considering purchasing metal panels for roofing, siding, fencing, accent, or interior projects, you will hear the term “gauge” used quite frequently. Gauge refers to the standard measure of thickness of steel and steel panels. A lot of factors determine which thickness you need. Here’s everything you need to know about gauge when it comes to metal panels.

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How to Get Rustic Metal Without Sacrificing Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/13/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, corrugated, weathered steel, Home Advice

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By using natural materials and colors, rustic style homes create a warm and inviting atmosphere — they’re classic and comfortable. Using rusty metal on the interior or exterior of your home is a great way to achieve a rustic style. However, you may be concerned about metal’s performance if it’s rusty. We’re here to show you how to get a rusty metal style without having to sacrifice the exceptional performance you need in and around your home!

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Metal Panels & Coastal Regions

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/06/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Coastal, Home Advice

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Whether you’re on the shores of the East or West coast, you may be wondering if metal roofing or siding is suitable in your region. After all, the coast presents a variety of challenges — high speed winds, salty air, extreme weather conditions, and more. We’re diving into how metal panels will work in coastal regions.

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How to Order Bridger Steel Samples

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/29/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors

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If you have a project on your to-do list this year that involves metal panels, ordering samples should be high on your list of priorities. Ordering samples can help you make sure you’re getting the right panel profile, gauge, and color or finish for your project without any doubt. Here’s a simple, how-to guide to ordering both metal panel and color samples from Bridger Steel.  

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Project Highlight: This Old House

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/22/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in project highlight

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One of Bridger Steel’s most exciting projects this year has been partnering with Amy Matthews and This Old House to create their 2021 Modern Barnhouse Idea House. This still-in-progress 3,700 square foot Scandinavian-style barnhouse features some of the latest construction methods and industry leaders to create a modern and innovative home near St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Can You Walk on a Metal Roof?

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/15/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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While the team at Bridger Steel never recommends getting on your metal roof and walking around, sometimes situations occur where it is necessary. Whether you need to remove a fallen tree branch or inspect the area around your chimney, there may come a point in time where you need to actually get on your roof. Here are some tips to help you safely walk on your metal roof (only when absolutely necessary).

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How to Combine Metal & Other Building Materials

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/08/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, facades, Home Advice

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While metal panels look stunning and make a statement on their own, many homeowners, contractors, and architects love to combine them with other building materials to create unique styles that complement one another. From beautiful masonry work to accent wood, there are tons of ways to create one-of-a-kind styles by combining metal panels with other building materials. 

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Barndominiums & Metal Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/01/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, modern, residential, Home Advice

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One of the hottest home trends throughout the country right now is creating a barndominium out of metal panels. These modern living spaces are a great way to create a customized dream home with a bit more affordability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance compared to traditional builds. 

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Preventative Maintenance for Metal Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/25/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in DIY, Home Advice

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One of steel’s most appealing qualities is its low maintenance. Unlike other materials, metal panels don’t require annual sealing like wood or annual pressure washing like vinyl. Steel doesn’t absorb heat or moisture, so you also don’t need to worry about mold or fungus growth. However, there are a few steps you can take in terms of preventative maintenance in order to even further extend the lifespan of your metal panels.

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Interior & Exterior Metal Fireplace Design Inspiration

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/18/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Interior Metal, residential, Home Advice

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Fireplaces are the ultimate way to create a cozy and homey effect, whether they’re inside or outside! One unique way to incorporate metal panels into your home is by using them to create stunning, durable fireplaces. With a variety of panel profiles available, along with stunning finishes, you can create a one-of-a-kind look.  

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A Sneak Peek of the 2021 Design Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/11/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, facades, Home Advice

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One of our favorite times of year is when we release our annual design guide. It’s full of inspiring ways to utilize metal panels featuring Bridger Steel’s latest and trendiest styles and colors. We compiled the 2021 Design Guide with intention — choosing colors, styles, textures, and finishes that work together seamlessly. The goal of this year’s guide is to provide homeowners with color combinations that help them realistically envision projects that incorporate metal panels. 

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