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Metal Roofing From Around The World

– By Sharon Glorioso – Literally installed in just about every single corner in the world, metal roofing is not just gaining popularity in the United States. In fact, most other countries adapted it before the United States did. For example, in the 3rd Century B.C., copper roof shingles were installed on top of...

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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...

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...

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

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 it’s not that simple — additional manufacturing costs, employee training, warehousing and a different...