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Steve Collins

Steve Collins
A big fan of understanding how things work, and why they do what they do.

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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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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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Hail Roofing: Choosing the Right Roof

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/14/2017 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability

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Are there any hail resistant roofing materials out there? At this point in time, there is no solution that provides a completely hail resistant roofing solution. Hail stones can travel at speeds up to 110 mph and grow to softball-sized stones. Aside from a concrete slab, no traditional roofing materials can come away from these types of hail stones without being dented or damaged. While there are suitable measures that can be taken to prevent damages from most hailstorms, the largest hail stones will cause damage to even the most durable of roofing systems.

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New Black Hills Partnership with Rapid City Rush

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/28/2017 / by Steve Collins

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For a business, your involvement in the community should extend beyond your storefront. Taking the time to help grow the community, create events and fund programs for the younger generations, and commit to more than being just a business should be a focus for every business.

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5 Types of Metal Roofing Materials - Pros & Cons

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/23/2017 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Colors, Sustainability

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5 Types of Metal Roofing

1. Copper - Extremely long-lasting, very soft with low melting temperature

2. Aluminum - Long-lasting, resistant to salt water corrosion

3. Zinc - Extremely long-lasting, resistant to corrosion and lowest melting point

4. Steel - Three variations: galvanized, galvalume, and weathering steel (corten)

5. Tin - Often referring to steel, used prior to World War II. No longer commonly applied.

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