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Top 3 Problems With Metal Siding & Solutions

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/13/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Home Advice

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Metal siding is a great choice for both residential and commercial builds because of its durability, longevity, and high-performing characteristics. Although metal siding has tons of great qualities, nothing is perfect. Issues can occur and sometimes, they’re out of our control. We’re giving you the top three problems with metal siding, and the solutions to them.

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Guide to Textured Metal Finishes

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/06/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, Home Advice

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Looking to make a bold statement with your metal panels? Bridger Steel offers seven different rawhide textured metal finishes — perfect for those looking for a bit more than just a standard, painted finish. Our Rawhide finishes offer a stunning, textured look for roofing, siding, or interior applications. Here’s the ultimate guide to textured metal finishes.

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How to Handle & Store Metal Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/30/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Home Advice

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Metal panels are one of the most popular building materials on the market today. They’re loved for the durability, longevity, and modern style. If you’re planning on using metal panels for roofing, siding, or accents, it’s important to know exactly how to handle and store them until you’re ready to use them. 

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PBR Panels vs. Other R Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/23/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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With so many options on the market, it can be tricky to determine which metal panel is best suited for your project. R panels are a popular choice for metal roofing and siding in both residential and commercial markets. However, there are quite a few different panels that are classified as R panels. We’re giving you an honest comparison of Purlin Bearing Rib (PBR) panels versus other R panels.

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How to Budget for Home Renovations

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/16/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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Upgrading and renovating your home can be fun and rewarding, no matter if you’re DIYing or hiring a contractor. However, a project’s costs can quickly add up. It can be helpful to create and stick to a budget when planning your renovations. Here’s a few tips and tricks you can use to budget for your home improvement projects.

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How Proper Fastening Affects Metal Panel’s Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/09/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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Whether you’re using metal panels for roofing or siding, making sure they are fastened properly is crucial to their performance. Ensuring your panels are fastened right helps metal roofing and siding last as long as possible, keeps them weather-tight, and contributes to their overall effectiveness.

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DIY Installer Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/02/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in DIY, Home Advice

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Home projects can be fun to do, and knowing you did it yourself is especially rewarding! Whether you’re installing a metal roof or metal wainscoting this year, we’re here to help you make sure you are able to complete your projects in the safest way possible. Here are some general tips and tricks you can follow to make sure you’re doing-it-yourself safely!

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How Will Metal Perform in My Climate?

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/23/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential

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Metal panels have unbelievable strength and high-performing characteristics, but you may be curious as to how a metal roof or metal siding will perform in your specific environment. Whether you live in the rugged mountains or dry desert, we’re breaking down exactly how metal will perform in your climate. 

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Metal Roofs VS. Shingled Roofs

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/16/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential, Home Advice

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With so many different options on the market for roofing materials, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your home. Asphalt shingles and metal panels continue to be two of the most popular roofing materials, and many homeowners find themselves comparing the two in the final days of decision-making. We’re giving an honest comparison of metal roofing and shingles.

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Guide to 2” Snap Seam Panel Installation

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/09/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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Bridger Steel recently introduced our latest product — the 2” Snap Seam panel. With the ability to be snap-locked or mechanically seamed during installation, it combines the best of both worlds for Standing Seam panels. We’re diving into a little more detail, including the pros and cons, of 2” Snap Seam’s installation information.

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Importance of Insulation with Metal Roofs

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/02/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability, residential

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One of the most important components of metal roofing is proper insulation. Ensuring your roof has proper insulation can help extend its lifespan, increase its performance, and help you save money in energy costs. We’re diving into the importance of insulation with metal roofing.

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Modern Alternatives to R Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 01/27/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, modern, residential, commercial

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R panels are well-engineered, classic metal panels that have been used on all types of buildings and structures. However, there are some modern alternatives to these traditional panels that perform equally as well. These alternative panels help buildings differentiate themselves with an updated aesthetic compared to the traditional R panel. 

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