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5 Ways to update your home with corrugated metal

[fa icon="calendar'] 01/22/2016 / by Katie Smith posted in Interior Metal, DIY, Colors

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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.

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Does Metal Roofing Attract Lightning Strikes?

[fa icon="calendar'] 01/15/2016 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability

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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.

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Custom Metal Brings a Dream Home to Life

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/31/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Siding, Interior Metal, Metal Roofing

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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.

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Choosing When to Replace your Roof

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/15/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Roofing

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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?" 

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Staff Spotlight: Nate Phinney, Driving Trucks and Baking Cheese Cakes

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/29/2015 / by Katie Smith

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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.

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Get Crafty with Metal Interior Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/23/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Interior Metal, DIY, Colors

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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.

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Tuf Rib Metal Panels Brighten up In-Home Airplane Hanger

[fa icon="calendar'] 09/17/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Interior Metal, Metal Roofing

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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.

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RAPID CITY COFFEE SHOP BASED ON COMMUNITY, RUSTIC METAL, AND RUMOURS

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/21/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Interior Metal, Colors

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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.

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Corrugated Metal Siding Helps Preserve Agricultural Heritage

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/07/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Siding, Colors

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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.

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DIY Kitchen Island with Corrugated Metal

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/30/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Interior Metal, DIY

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When you walk into Jim Greenbaum’s house in Manhattan, MT his personality bleeds through every corner.  From the surfboard hanging on the living room wall, to the electric guitar, microphone and amp in the corner, to the smell of pork chops baking in the oven - everything is uniquely his style.  “I think a home should smell like coffee and home cooking when you walk in,” he tells me. “It makes people more at home.”
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New Colors and Finishes Take Creativity to the Next Level

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/23/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Colors

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Over the past year we’ve been listening closely to our customers’ demands and paying attention to changing market trends.  The people have spoken and it’s clear they want more color and texture choices,  more warranty options, and a continued high standard of quality.  We are introducing several new colors and finishes to satisfy the increased appetite for metal.

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Rustic Metal Siding Helps KOA Achieve a Miners Camp appearance

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/02/2015 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Colors

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Tom Duffy and his family purchased the Bozeman KOA two years ago with the vision of expanding family friendly camping opportunities to travelers on their way to and from Yellowstone National Park.  The Duffy family already owns the Bozeman Hot Springs next door and hatched a plan to expand offerings, kids activities, and amenities for people on the road looking for a fun and safe spot to enjoy vacations and road trips across the west.

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