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How to Touch Up Paint on Metal Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/05/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, facades, Home Advice

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Metal roofing and siding is an extremely durable solution for home and building owners. However, life happens. Scratches, nicks, and other imperfections can occur from a variety of different events. From tree branches falling to accidental chips from stones on the street, there can be a lot of reasons why your metal panels need a bit of a touch up. We’re sharing how to touch up paint on your metal panels.

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How to Pick the Right Color Metal Panels

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/27/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, Home Advice

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With so many different colors and finishes available for metal roofing, siding, and accent panels, it can be difficult to choose the right color for your project. Whether you’re aiming for modern, industrial, rustic, contemporary, or another type of style, the color you choose plays a huge part in helping you achieve your desired aesthetic. Here’s how to choose the right color metal panels for your next project.

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How to Get Rustic Metal Without Sacrificing Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] 07/13/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, corrugated, weathered steel, Home Advice

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By using natural materials and colors, rustic style homes create a warm and inviting atmosphere — they’re classic and comfortable. Using rusty metal on the interior or exterior of your home is a great way to achieve a rustic style. However, you may be concerned about metal’s performance if it’s rusty. We’re here to show you how to get a rusty metal style without having to sacrifice the exceptional performance you need in and around your home!

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How to Order Bridger Steel Samples

[fa icon="calendar'] 06/29/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors

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If you have a project on your to-do list this year that involves metal panels, ordering samples should be high on your list of priorities. Ordering samples can help you make sure you’re getting the right panel profile, gauge, and color or finish for your project without any doubt. Here’s a simple, how-to guide to ordering both metal panel and color samples from Bridger Steel.  

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A Sneak Peek of the 2021 Design Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] 05/11/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, facades, Home Advice

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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. 

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What’s the Difference Between Metal Panel Paint Systems?

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/20/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, facades, Home Advice

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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.

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Guide to Textured Metal Finishes

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/06/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, Home Advice

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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.

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A Glance Into the 2020 Inspiring Designs Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/18/2020 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Interior Metal, Metal Roofing, Colors, residential, Home Advice

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The year is far from over, just like your to-do list. From putting up decor inside your home to sprucing up the outside, there’s always room for improvement. Utilizing metal panels inside and outside the home continues to be a rising trend, and we’re here to help you learn how to incorporate metal into your next project no matter what your design style is with our latest Inspiring Designs guide.

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Galvanized Steel vs. Galvalume Metal: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] 02/03/2020 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Colors

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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.

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What is Weathering Steel?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/16/2019 / by Kaylee Beattie posted in Colors, weathered steel, Home Advice

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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.

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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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5 Factors to Consider for Residential Siding

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/30/2018 / by Anna Kalfs posted in Metal Siding, Colors

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Residential Siding:

  • Type of Construction— re-model or new build
  • Installer— seasoned or first-time installer
  • Location— surrounding environment
  • Theme— modern, rustic, contemporary, and industrial
  • Personal Value—budget, durability, maintenance 
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