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April 2015 Frame Building News

Frame Building Expo takes Louisville by storm

– By Beth Schaefer – Closed schools across the state. Nine inches of snow. Sub-zero temps. Cancelled flights. Public transportation awry. Unplowed streets and snowed-over sidewalks. That’s right—during the third week of February 2015, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was eerily empty. So where was everybody? At the Frame Building Expo! Despite Mother Nature’s...

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The State Of The Industry: 2015 Looks Bright

Most involved in the metal roofing industry are optimistic about the year ahead. The metal roofing industry had a positive year in 2014 over 2013 and most professionals in the metal roofing trade are optimistic about 2015 as well. Additionally, the construction industry in general saw growing demand in 2014 as contractors hired more...

January 2015 Frame Building News

Connect, learn & discover at the 2015 Frame Building Expo

– Ken Gieseke, Chair, NFBA Board of Directors With hopes that you, your coworkers, and your families enjoyed a wonderful holiday, I now join members of the NFBA staff and board of directors in wishing you all a richly satisfying 2015. With the launch of the new year, we know that the 2015 Frame...

Gutter Opportunities Fall 2014

Keeping Your Gutters Clean

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 damage and flooding. All can result in a hefty price tag to fix the...

Metal Roofing Magazine Oct.-Nov. 2014

The Importance of Snow Retention Layout

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 be self-cleaning, but the low friction surface creates a problem in areas of the...

Frame Building News November 2014

Research & Technology: Total post-frame building design

– 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 like me, struggling to simplify decisions and situations without oversimplifying them. Finding this balance...

September 2014 Rural Builder

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

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 among consumers who are looking to build their dream homes. In the September issue...

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2014 winners of the Rural Builder Gold Key of Excellence Award

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 allows builders in the rural industry to tell us which companies provide the best...