This Memorial Day it’s important to reflect on the sacrifice thousands of men and women give every year to keep our country safe. At Bridger Steel we benefit from those sacrifices in many ways. Those sacrifices allow us to operate our business and sell steel to our customers. They allows us the freedom to hire qualified workers and provide well paying jobs to members of our communities. We are also proud to employ veterans, and our teams benefit from their hard work ethic, dedication and drive. This Memorial Day we would like to honor these employees in memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Are you Re-Roofing Your Home?
The biggest decision you’ll make while re-roofing your home is choosing a roofing contractor. This person will help you choose the right materials, assess the current state of your home and ensure your family is protected from rain, snow, hail, and leaks that bring rot and mold.
In the past few years we’ve watched the design esthetic pendulum between the sleek, cool, sharp lines of Modern style and the cozy, comfy, woodsy feeling of Rustic. Most recently, that pendulum has stopped right in the middle. Those cold, modern lines are mixing with warm, earthy materials like natural wood and stone.
Corrugated metal accents are becoming one of the most sought-after panels for interior and exterior building projects. With expanded options in both size and color, corrugated metal is popping up on new houses and renovations across the country. If you like the look of this wavy material, but aren’t sure where to put it, here are five new ideas for adding corrugated metal to your home.
METAL MYTH #1: METAL ROOFS ATTRACT LIGHTNING
When you start talking to your friends and family about your new metal roof, inevitably someone will gasp and say, “Don’t you know that your metal roof attracts lightning!” They might tell you that, unless you’re trying to power the Delorean and you need your building to light up like the Clock Tower in Back to the Future, you should avoid a metal roof.
Shannon Schad began his career in residential construction at age 15 alongside his dad in the Black Hills of South Dakota. After a few years hiatus as a skier in Montana and Colorado, the lure of family and a career designing custom homes called him back home. In 2008 he struck out on his own with Shannon Schad Design & Construction. Now he works alongside homeowners to create mountain homes that reflect both his clients’ design ideas and the landscapes that surround them.
During the recession many homeowners put off replacing older roofs. Now that people have a few extra dollars to put toward repairs and upgrades, those neglected roofs are starting to get much needed make overs. Have you been asking, "Should I replace my roof?"
If you’re having metal delivered in and around Great Falls you might have the pleasure of meeting Nate Phinney, a jack-of-all-trades delivery driver who is just as comfortable backing a truck into a tight spot as he is bending trim for an order. Nate loves his job working with metal, but his real passion is baking cheese cakes with out-of-this-world flavors. His job and his passion have more in common than you might think.
At a recent AIA Conference trade show, our corrugated panels were laid out. Their fingers would follow the ripples of color from Brimstone to Rustic Copper to Jade Stone. Finally they would look up at us and say, “Wow, I never thought you could use metal for interior.” Behind their eyes you could see their projects flashing by with modern rustic metal in place of boring grey walls.
For the past ten years Ben Nistler has been building cozy and comfortable homes for other people through his business NHB. This August he finally put the finishing touches on a dream home for himself, using a pretty unique hobby as inspiration.
There is nothing typical about Rumour’s Coffee Shop and Wine Bar in the Black Hills of South Dakota. That's because there is nothing typical about co-owner Tara Little, a woman with a vision for a community gathering space that also serves coffee and a fun selection of wine and craft beers.
The vast fields and farmland that surround Bozeman, MT tell the story of a past built on agriculture. The remnants of steel towers and granaries reflect the history of the strong crop processing industry that supported the city through most of the 19th century.