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Corrugated vs Standing Seam Metal Roofing

[fa icon="calendar'] 03/27/2019 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, modern, corrugated, residential, weathered steel, Home Advice

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Examining the differences between corrugated and standing seam roofing panels.

While both roofing panels have their advantages, when choosing between corrugated roofing or a standing seam metal roof a few key performance features need to be considered.

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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 the location.  While most engineered metal roofing systems will hold up to the challenges every region will face, certain provide better protection and savings than others.

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Hail Roofing: Choosing the Right Roof

[fa icon="calendar'] 08/14/2017 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Sustainability

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Is there really anything that is truly hail proof? At this point in time, there is no solution that provides a hail proof solution. Hail stones can travel at speeds up to 110mph and grow to softball-sized stones.  Aside from a concrete slab, no traditional roofing materials can come away from these types of hail stones without being dented or damaged. While there are suitable measures that can be taken to prevent damages from most hailstorms, the largest hail stones will cause damage to even the most durable of roofing systems.

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Project Highlight: Great Country Timber Frames in Conneticut

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/30/2017 / by Morgan Scott posted in Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, Colors, corrugated, residential, facades, weathered steel

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The Old West is known for its rustic charm and rugged landscapes. That is why homeowners and designers love to use the Wild West as design inspiration for residential and commercial spaces, even on the East Coast.

One company that is witnessing this first hand is Great Country Timber Frames out of Conneticut. "There’s a strong nostalgia for the West in the East Coast, where Cape- and Colonial-style homes & businesses are the norm. From cowboys to wide open blue skies, New Englanders are fond of the West. The appeal of rustic design on the east coast is certainly in the wanting to be different." 

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5 Types of Metal Roofing Materials - Pros & Cons

[fa icon="calendar'] 04/23/2017 / by Steve Collins posted in Metal Roofing, Colors, Sustainability

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5 Types of Metal Roofing

1. Copper - Extremely long-lasting, very soft with low melting temperature

2. Aluminum - Long-lasting, resistant to salt water corrosion

3. Zinc - Extremely long-lasting, resistant to corrosion and lowest melting point

4. Steel - Three variations: galvanized, galvalume, and weathering steel (corten)

5. Tin - Often referring to steel, used prior to World War II. No longer commonly applied.

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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 Re-Roofing Your Home?

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 esthetic pendulum between the sleek, cool, sharp lines of Modern style and the cozy, comfy, woodsy feeling of Rustic.  Most recently, that pendulum has stopped right in the middle.  Those cold, modern lines are mixing with warm, earthy materials like natural wood and stone.

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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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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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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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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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