One of Bridger Steel’s most exciting projects this year has been partnering with Amy Matthews and This Old House to create their 2021 Modern Barnhouse Idea House. This 4,090 square foot Scandinavian-style barnhouse features some of the latest construction methods and industry leaders to create a modern and innovative home near St. Paul, Minnesota.
While the team at Bridger Steel never recommends getting on your metal roof and walking around, sometimes situations occur where it is necessary. Whether you need to remove a fallen tree branch or inspect the area around your chimney, there may come a point in time where you need to actually get on your roof. Here are some tips to help you safely walk on your metal roof (only when absolutely necessary).
While metal panels look stunning and make a statement on their own, many homeowners, contractors, and architects love to combine them with other building materials to create unique styles that complement one another. From beautiful masonry work to accent wood, there are tons of ways to create one-of-a-kind styles by combining metal panels with other building materials.
One of the hottest home trends throughout the country right now is creating a barndominium out of metal panels. These modern living spaces are a great way to create a customized dream home with a bit more affordability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance compared to traditional builds.
One of steel’s most appealing qualities is its low maintenance. Unlike other materials, metal panels don’t require annual sealing like wood or annual pressure washing like vinyl. Steel doesn’t absorb heat or moisture, so you also don’t need to worry about mold or fungus growth. However, there are a few steps you can take in terms of preventative maintenance in order to even further extend the lifespan of your metal panels.
Fireplaces are the ultimate way to create a cozy and homey effect, whether they’re inside or outside! One unique way to incorporate metal panels into your home is by using them to create stunning, durable fireplaces. With a variety of panel profiles available, along with stunning finishes, you can create a one-of-a-kind look.
One of our favorite times of year is when we release our annual design guide. It’s full of inspiring ways to utilize metal panels featuring Bridger Steel’s latest and trendiest styles and colors. We compiled the 2021 Design Guide with intention — choosing colors, styles, textures, and finishes that work together seamlessly. The goal of this year’s guide is to provide homeowners with color combinations that help them realistically envision projects that incorporate metal panels.
With so many different metal panel profile options available, it might be tricky to really know which one is best for your home or building’s roof. From Corrugated to Standing Seam, there are tons of options out there for metal roofs. Let’s take a look at how to determine the best metal roofing panel for your project.
Bridger Steel uses two main types of paint systems: Premium Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) and Silicone Modified Polyester (SMP). What does any of that actually mean? We’re breaking down what the difference is between our paint systems, and giving you all the information you actually need before deciding on one over the other.
Metal siding is a great choice for both residential and commercial builds because of its durability, longevity, and high-performing characteristics. Although metal siding has tons of great qualities, nothing is perfect. Issues can occur and sometimes, they’re out of our control. We’re giving you the top three problems with metal siding, and the solutions to them.
Looking to make a bold statement with your metal panels? Bridger Steel offers seven different rawhide textured metal finishes — perfect for those looking for a bit more than just a standard, painted finish. Our Rawhide finishes offer a stunning, textured look for roofing, siding, or interior applications. Here’s the ultimate guide to textured metal finishes.
Metal panels are one of the most popular building materials on the market today. They’re loved for the durability, longevity, and modern style. If you’re planning on using metal panels for roofing, siding, or accents, it’s important to know exactly how to handle and store them until you’re ready to use them.