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Keeping Your Gutters Clean

Gutter Opportunities Fall 2014

With so many options to choose from, determine what products are best for your project. Clogged gutters causes excess water and can ruin a home’s structure. Backed up gutters can cause major damage including cracked foundations, ice dams, mold, water … Read more »

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The Importance of Snow Retention Layout

Metal Roofing Magazine Oct.-Nov. 2014

Education is key when installing a well-designed layout to prevent failure A snow retention system is an important factor in preventing damage to metal roofs from the buildup of ice and snow. Today’s most popular metal roofs are manufactured to … Read more »

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Research & Technology: Total post-frame building design

Frame Building News November 2014

- By Aaron Halberg, P.E.
 – “Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein As I grow older and our world becomes ever more complicated, I try to follow this maxim from Einstein. Maybe you’re … Read more »

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Post frame comes home, Part I: Brave new world of the pole barn house

September 2014 Rural Builder

Editors Note: “Pole barn” verus “Post Frame” Residential post frame remains a modest part of the industry, but as with all things post frame, it continues to evolve. From secondary garages with living quarters to full-time residences, builders are finding converts … Read more »

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Win a $1,000 Gift Card in Metal Prep’s “Prime All the Time” Sweepstakes

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Now through Oct. 15, 2014, Metal Prep is sponsoring a sweepstakes for a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. Spend it on a new entertainment system, appliances or anything else – it’s up to you! Entry is simple and free, although a bonus … Read more »

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2014 winners of the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award

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It is with great pride that we introduce this year’s winners of the annual Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence. For the past 32 years, Rural Builder has sponsored this award, relying on the results of a ballot process that … Read more »

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Are you ready to roll your own? Metal roofing panels, that is.

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More and more roofing contractors these days are answering “yes” to that question. Manufacturing independence, waste management, shipping considerations and other factors paint a compelling case for contractors looking to buy a roll former and produce their own panels. But … Read more »

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Fascinating Fasteners: The science of holding things together only gets better

May 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Mark Ward – The fastener industry will soon celebrate 175 years of service in North America. Tom Hulsey, vice president of engineering and technical services for Sealtite Building Fasteners of Tyler, Texas, has seen firsthand the last 50 … Read more »

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NFBA 2013 Buildings of the Year announced

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The National Frame Building Association has presented its Building of the Year Awards at the annual National Frame Building Expo in Nashville on March 6. The 2013 contest inaugurated two divisions for the award entries: the Experts Division (for companies … Read more »

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What’s New with Metal Shingles?

Metal Roofing Magazine Feb/March 2014 cover

By Sharon Glorioso – With the proliferation of metal roofing companies, today there are more metal roofing materials, styles, colors and manufacturers to choose from than ever before. To hold their own in the industry, companies are producing additional kinds … Read more »

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