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Metal Roofing - Choosing a Roofing Contractor

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/11/2016 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Roofing

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Are You Replacing Your Roof?

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.

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Use Metal for a Modern Rustic Design

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/05/2016 / by Katie Smith posted in Metal Siding, Interior Metal, DIY, Metal Roofing, Colors

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In the past few years, we’ve watched the design aesthetic go back and forth between the sleek, cool, sharp lines of Modern style and the cozy, comfy, woodsy feeling of Rustic style. More recently, the two designs have found each other working closely together. Those crisp, modern lines are mixing with warm, earthy materials like natural wood and stone to achieve a brilliant and unique style.

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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 try to convince you to avoid metal roofs in order to avoid attracting lightning strikes. 

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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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Have you been putting off replacing your roof? Neglecting to replace your roof can cause issues with your home’s appearance, function, and value. Anything from leaks to major water damage can be the result of putting off replacing your roof. Many homeowners put off roof replacement because of cost, however, the long term cost of not replacing it could be even higher. If you’ve been asking yourself if you should replace your roof, the answer is probably yes. 

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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 metal panels were laid out. Trade show goer's fingers would follow the ripples of color from Brimstone to Rustic Copper to Jade Stone. People would say, “Wow, I never thought you could use metal for interior projects.” Your could see projects flashing through their minds using modern rustic corrugated metal in place of boring, grey painted walls.

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Tuff 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 surrounds 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 feel more at home.”
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