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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 »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Reroofing, Residential | Tagged Classic Metal Roofing Systems, DECRA, EDCO, Isaiah Industries, Metal Shingles | Leave a comment

Something Old, Something New: Rural Builders Enhance Historic Properties

Rural Builder March 2014

- By Sharon Thatcher – Historic restoration isn’t something most rural builders want to tackle, but there are occasional opportunities to build something new or to enhance something old in a way that preserves a property’s historic integrity. Featured are … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Profiles, RB March 2014, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged barn recovers, new buildings to compliment old buildings, rural builders | Leave a comment

Going green with steel

February 2014 Rural Builder cover

- By Sharon Thatcher -Rural builders know that a customer wants a building that serves an intended purpose and doesn’t cost a lot to own. Rarely are they asking for a “life cycle analysis” or demanding LEED compliance. But increasingly … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Metal Shingles, Products, RB February 2014, Recyclable, Renewable, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged akzo nobel, recycling steel, Steel Dynamics, Valspar | Leave a comment

Modern modular: an opportunity waiting for rural builders?

December 2013 Rural Builder cover

- b y M a r k Wa r d – During 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that construction activity totaled $225 billion in the lodging, office, commercial, healthcare, educational and religious building categories. According to the Modular Building … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Projects, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Products, RB December 2013, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged modular, Modular Building Institute, modularization, prefabrication | Leave a comment

The future of IMP: Insulated metal panels for walls are gaining traction, will roofs follow?

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- By Sharon Thatcher – Metal roofing systems already provide benefits attractive to consumers looking for efficiency and sustainability, but if you have a customer who wants to step it up a notch to achieve LEED or net-zero, nothing can … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Energy Efficiency, Featured Magazine, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Industry Experts, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Rural Builder Green, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged centria, IMP, imp roofing, insulated metal panels, kingspan, MBCI, Metl-Span | Leave a comment

Turning bling to Ka-Ching: award-winning horse barns comes down to details

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- By Sharon Thatcher – With a name like Kentuckiana Building & Development LLC, it’s no surprise that owner Tim Noble knows a thing or two about horse barns. Located in the heart of thoroughbred country, about 50 percent of … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, FN November 2013, Frame Building News, Horse Barn Products, Horse Barns, Low Rise Construction, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, Profiles | Tagged kentuckiana building & development, tim noble, wick dealer | Leave a comment

Rural builder trends: Builders and suppliers weigh in on today’s industry issues

Rural Builder October 2013

- b y O l i v e r W i t t e – “Slow and steady wins the race.” —Aesop’s Fables— Thank you, Aesop, but that’s no fable; it’s true, as rural builders are discovering as they dig … Read more »

Posted in Building Components, Business and Management, Construction Industry News, Featured Magazine, Frame Building News, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal building systems, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, Post Frame Products, Products, RB October 2013, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs | Tagged metal buildings, post frame, rural builder trends, rural construction | Leave a comment

Classic look of bare metal

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- By Mark Ward Sr. –  Natural beauty comes forth in zinc, copper, others. – Seamless gutters became popular 50 years ago when chemists finally developed flexible vinyl paints that could be applied to aluminum and then rolled and stamped … Read more »

Posted in Featured Magazine, GO Fall 2013, Gutter Opportunities, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, MR October/November 2013 | Tagged metal roofing, seamless gutters | Leave a comment

It’s unpainted: Installing bare metal roofs

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- By Jim Austin, senior editor – Options vary from some of the oldest products to new and innovative materials Bare metal roofs … they have nothing to hide. Boasting unmatched longevity and durability as well as an attractive, clean … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Featured Magazine, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, MR October/November 2013, Reroofing, Residential, Roofing Products | Tagged Barrett Roofing, Castro Roofing, Frank Brown Roofing, installing bare metal, Istueta Roofing, metal roofing, Wells Roofing | Leave a comment

Let’s make a dealer! The pros and cons of being a contractor/dealer

Cover Rural Builder September 2013

To better understand the pros and cons of being a dealer for a national building supply company, consider an analogy. You have probably filled up your car at a gas station that has a convenience store. Though it sells a … Read more »

Posted in Business and Management, Featured Magazine, In the Industry, Industry Experts, Low Rise Construction, Metal Builder, Metal Buildings, Post Frame, RB September 2013, Rural Builder Magazine, SIPs/ICFs, Supplier News | Tagged contractor dealer, Energy Panel Structures, EPS, wick buildings | Leave a comment