Washington state has two basic climate types: coastal and continental. The Cascade Mountains serve as the big divider between these two distinct sets of climates, with the western side of the state being predominantly coastal-type and the eastern side being predominantly continental-type. We’ve covered how to choose the best roof for Washington’s coastal communities, which lie on the western side of the Cascades, but how about the Cascade mountain region and eastern communities? The Pacific Northwest’s roofing needs vary by climate type, especially considering the effect the Cascades have on homes.
The geography and climate across the midwestern states varies greatly. From plains and valleys to mountains and hills, each state in the midwest has their own unique set of needs when it comes to roofing. However, one thing all midwesterners need from their roof is performance.
Rainwater harvesting is becoming increasingly popular across the country — and for many good reasons. Both residential and commercial building owners are adding the practice of rainwater collection to their homes in order to become more self-sufficient and sustainable. Metal roofs are the optimal catchment choice for rainwater harvesting off a rooftop surface.
Unconventional, innovative, and embodying the latest technology, the Bridge House located in Los Angeles, California is everything you’ve ever wanted from your dream home. With a stream running right through the center of the property, this project was a unique challenge for all those involved.
Galvanized and galvalume may sound similar, however, both of these metal finishes have quite different characteristics and qualities. Both of these “metals” are actually two different coatings or finishes that are applied to a steel panel, which then reinforces metal’s strength and durability, and extends its lifetime.
The season of spring cleaning is upon us! Cleaning your metal roof is an important part of maintaining its appearance and keeping it in tip-top shape. We’re here to share with you the best ways to clean a metal roof, and more importantly, how to clean a metal roof safely!
South Dakota is comprised of the great plains, black hills, and drift prairies. It straddles the transition of the moist, Eastern US and the semi-arid western US, meaning there’s a variety of different areas with dramatic differences in climates. This can make choosing the right roofing system best suited for your area a challenge. Although the majority of engineered roofing systems hold up well in all climate types, there may be a better option for your South Dakota home depending on the region in which you reside.
New year, new decade, new design trends! This new year is bringing in some new design trends for the home, both inside and out. We’re here to share our favorite exterior and interior trends for the upcoming year. Give your home a refreshing new look this spring by incorporating any of these design elements!
Solar panels and solar energy systems seem to be popping up more and more around the country, and for good reason! Homeowners, commercial building owners and architects are all finding themselves wanting to make the move to solar energy. Solar panels are an eco-friendly, economical and increase any building’s efficiency.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect rustic look, weathered steel will take your expectations to a new level. Our Truten™ A606 is a finish that will be completely unique to every project, every time.
If you think metal panels were only made for roofing or siding applications, think again! Corrugated metal fencing is becoming more and more popular for both residential and commercial buildings, and agricultural fencing needs. Corrugated metal fence panels are perfect for privacy, security, windbreak or decorative fencing needs.
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.