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What are Snow Guards and Why Do I Need Them?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/02/2019 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential, Home Advice

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For most, the winter season means snow — some love it, some hate it, but no matter how you feel about it, snow is a pretty unavoidable part of winter. If you have a metal roof on your home and live in an area prone to snow, you may want to consider adding snow guards to your roof.

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Are Metal Roofs Loud When it Rains?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/11/2019 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, Home Advice

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Metal Myth: Metal roofs are noisy in the rain.

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Project Highlight: Fine Homebuilding House

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/28/2019 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, modern, residential

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The Fine Homebuilding House has to be strong, energy smart and of course, stylish. Nestled in the woods of California, the home’s aesthetic needed to complement the landscape, and stand up to the changing environment. Using metal panels as the siding and roofing materials helped this house become a shining example for educating both designers and builders on creating houses that are high-performing and stylish.

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Residential Metal Siding 101: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/14/2019 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, residential, Home Advice

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The siding on your home faces a lot: wind, rain, snow and sometimes hail. Siding needs to be tough, durable and most of all, look good! With a variety of different siding materials out there, it may be hard to decide which is best for your home.

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Residential Metal Roofs: Everything You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/07/2019 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Roofing, residential, Home Advice

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Your home’s roof is a big investment. Not only does it serve as one of your home’s biggest protectors, but you’ll likely have to look at it for the next 20-30 years. Your home’s roof needs to last a long time, add curb appeal to your property and most importantly, keep you and your family warm and dry.

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Metal Wainscots: A New Way to Dress Up Exterior Facades

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/19/2019 / by Morgan Scott posted in Metal Siding, DIY

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Our team often get questions like, “We like the look of metal on our home, but our HOA won’t approve it - what other ways can we use metal on the exterior of our home?” or “We already have a metal roof; how can we tie that into the rest of our building?”.

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Interior Corrugated Wainscot Design

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/24/2019 / by Katelyn Furtney posted in Interior Metal, DIY, corrugated

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Corrugated vs Standing Seam Metal Roofing

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/27/2019 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, modern, corrugated, residential, weathered steel, Home Advice

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What are the Differences Between Corrugated and Standing Seam Roofing Panels?

While both roofing panels have their advantages, when choosing between corrugated roofing or a standing seam metal roof a few key performance features need to be considered.

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Choosing a Roofing Solution for the Washington Coast

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/11/2019 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Colors, Sustainability, residential, Cool Roof, Coastal, Washington State, Home Advice

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Washington state provides its residents with a wide range of climates to enjoy. From oceanfront cottages to mountain chalets and everything in between. Choosing the right roof for these climates varies greatly depending on your location. While most engineered metal roofing systems will hold up to the challenges every region will face, certain options provide better protection and savings than others.

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5 Factors to Consider for Residential Siding

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/30/2018 / by Anna Kalfs posted in Metal Siding, Colors

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Residential Siding:

  • Type of Construction— re-model or new build
  • Installer— seasoned or first-time installer
  • Location— surrounding environment
  • Theme— modern, rustic, contemporary, and industrial
  • Personal Value—budget, durability, maintenance 
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Using Metal Siding on a Modern Home

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/03/2018 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Siding, Colors, modern, corrugated, shiplap, residential, facades

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A well-designed modern home looks clean and almost minimalist in its finished form. This clean simplicity can sometimes hide the hours of intensive thought that went into each line, curve, and surface. Designers have to balance aesthetics, performance, longevity, and often most importantly, the surrounding landscape. New technologies have improved metal siding panel systems, allowing designers more flexibility in their designs, knowing that the performance and longevity of the product is up to their standards.

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What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/23/2018 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Siding, Interior Metal, DIY, Colors

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Charred Wood is the process of lightly applying an open flame to a wood plank to char the surface of the board. The charred exterior helps to weatherproof the siding and act as a deterrent to insects.

Shou Sugi Ban is a commonly used variation of the Japanese word Yakisugi. In Japanese, Yaki means to heat with fire, and Sugi means Japanese Cedar. Ban translates to a plank, in this case a wood plank. 

Shou Sugi Ban was first seen used in 18th century Japan as a technique for charring the outer layer of a wooden plank (usually cedar) to help protect the facade against weather and insects. In recent years, the visual appeal of this technique has been adopted by architects and designers around the world.  Commonly referred to as Charred Wood or Burnt Wood, this technique can be applied to a range of wood siding panels.

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