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  • Accel Roofing Products, a Division of ATAS International, Introduces Colonial Seam Accel Roofing Products, a division of ATAS International, Inc., has introduced Colonial Seam, a new residential standing seam metal roofing panel. Colonial Seam is a clipless panel that offers a traditional standing seam aesthetic with contemporary factory formed advantages. It is installed by locking the one-piece panel into the previous panel and fastening through pre-punched slots, allowing ...
  • New Self-Adhesive Roof Flashing from Atlas Bolt & Screw KwikFlashAshland, Ohio –  KwikFlash, now available from Atlas Bolt & Screw, is a quick weatherproofing flashing. It consists of aluminum stretch netting cast in environmentally-friendly lead-free polymer rubber which allows it to take a form set while remaining flexible, malleable and stretchable. A fully self-adhesive butyl layer underneath the rubber polymer is protected and backed ...
  • New Tech Machinery Launches New Website New Tech Machinery (NTM), the manufacturer of the world’s finest portable rollforming machines, is excited to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website (http://www.newtechmachinery.com). The revamped New Tech Machinery website features a clean professional design with an emphasis on improved navigation and user experience. The website also features an extensive collection of technical resources. Below are ...
  • S-5! offers RibBracket I-IV line for trapezoidal roofing profiles Colorado Springs, Colorado – S-5! announces the release of the RibBracket I-IV products, shaped to provide a perfect fit to most common trapezoidal roof shapes. Thoroughly tested for strength, RibBracket I-IV has no moving parts and is flexible enough to fit varying trapezoidal widths. A higher profile ensures more space between the roof and any devices ...
  • Modifying a Solar Barn for a Prize-Worthy Herd “A barn is only as good as the farmer using it,” Illinois contractor Jim Peters (a 1998 Rural Builder Hall of Fame inductee) believes, noting that a barn properly built, but poorly used is a waste of everyone’s time and effort. That’s why it was a special pleasure for him in 2016 to build a ...
  • Alabama School’s Metal Façade Rises From Ruins Of EF4 Tornado A few years after an EF4 tornado ripped apart the Alberta Elementary School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the reimagined and redesigned Alberta School of Performing Arts has reopened on the site to the delight of students and the community. The new school serves the elementary schoolchildren of the Alberta area, but with a new performing arts ...
  • Go Blue For Malco Impact-Grade Chuck Drivers The distinctive blue color of these chuck drivers signals performance quality that can withstand the kind of impact driver stress that is characteristic for each fastening application. All Malco Impact-Grade power drivers are precisely machined for positive, fail-proof engagement of the fastener head. Phillips, Square and Star Bit inserts and power drivers feature unique high-torque steel ...
  • Seven New Wall Panels Add Visual Depth To Building Exteriors Petersen expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline wall panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in commercial, institutional, residential or many other applications. The new Highline panels are 1 3/8-in. deep, resulting in dramatic building exteriors and deeper shadow ...
  • What you Should Know about Skylights and Polycarbonate Panels POLYCARBONATE PANELS Some of you are old pros at installing and handling polycarbonate, but some of you may handle it so infrequently that sharing a few tips and tricks would be helpful to ensure a successful installation. Palram Americas offers the following: On the Job Site When storing the materials either in the yard or on a job ...
  • MBMA’s Updated Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems Now Available The Metal Building Manufacturers Association’s (MBMA) Energy Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Second Edition, is now available in print or PDF at www.techstreet.com/mbma. Through easy online ordering, this resource will put energy code compliance and design information into the hands of anyone involved in construction and interested in increasing energy efficiency. It is useful ...
  • A Wing-Roofed Hangar from Sukup Steel Buildings Takes Off An innovative winged roof that has taken off at airports is helping propel rapid growth by a relative newcomer to the steel buildings manufacturing industry, Sukup Steel Buildings. The Project: Ames, Iowa, municipal airport hangar Building system: Sukup Steel Buildings, Sheffield, Iowa Builder: Story Construction, Ames, Iowa Size: 11,400-square-feet hangar, 120 feet wide by 95 feet long Wall Panels: 26-gauge ...
  • Gotta’-Have-It Solutions for Post-Frame Builders One of the fun things about the Frame Building Expo is the introduction of new products. Here is a sneak peek. Long-Life Fastener Solutions from Lakeside Lakeside Construction Fasteners will showcase its ZMAX Long-Life and SC SteelGuard at the expo.ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. They offer a larger outer diameter to prevent wind uplift ...
  • A Post-Frame Planter’s Paradise Black Creek Greenhouse Inc. is a popular destination for gardeners in the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. It has been locally owned and family operated since 1980. This post-frame retail store was built to handle expanding inventory and eager crowds. Because the area can get heavy snows, snow guards were deemed a must on the ...
  • 4 Simple Tips for Working With Copper Copper accents offer a great opportunity to grow your business. Eye-catching dormers, gutters, louvers, spires, finials, chimney pots and cupolas add look and functionality so that even the simplest barn, home, church or office building can stand out from the crowd. While installing fabricated copper products may appear complex, the reality is that copper accents can ...
  • How to handle vinyl windows properly Vinyl windows continue to grow in popularity for buyers of noncommercial structures. They are less expensive than aluminum, yet have great thermal and energy-saving properties and they can be made in many profiles such as wood grains. But there are proper ways of handling vinyl that are very different than those for aluminum. Todd Carlson ...
  • Moisture Problems and Solutions Joseph M. Zulovich, PhD, PE, offers a detailed look at moisture problems in buildings in a five-part series that ran in Rural Builder magazine from mid-2016 to early-2017. The series offers: an overview and strategy a look at protection from subsurface water protection from surface water protecting the exterior building envelope and removing excess moisture with ventilation. The series can ...
  • Frame Building Expo Returns to Nashville March 8-10 The Frame Building Expo heads back to Nashville March 8-10. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center will host the 50th anniversary event. Ken Gieseke, NFBA Board Chair, offers the following rundown of activities. Celebrate “Framing the Future at the 2017 Expo” by Ken Gieseke On Thursday night, while we enjoy desserts and beverages in the grand setting of ...
  • Know the Proper Tools for Metal Panel Installation There are three types of tools that are typically used to drive screws to attach metal roofing or sidewall panels on structures. All three types of tools are comparable in price but only one is industry-preferred to use. Leland Industries provides this look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. Specialty Screw guns: The industry-preferred tool ...
  • One BIG Tip for Prolonging the Life of Metal Panel No other tools strike fear in the hearts of metal panel and fastener manufacturers alike than impact drivers and impact drills; yet, no other screw-driving tools equally delight installers. And therein lays a monumental problem. Impact drivers and drills are just too powerful for the panel that the small-but-mighty screw is designed to hold and ...
  • Unique Schweiss Glass Bifold Doors Open New Kings Stadium Entrance Schweiss Doors engineered and built five one-of-a-kind bifold strap latch doors that greet visitors at the entrance of the Sacramento Kings Stadium, Golden 1 Center, in downtown Sacramento, California. The $507 million multi-purpose indoor arena was officially opened Sept. 30, 2016. The 17,500-seat arena will host concerts, conventions and other sporting and entertainment events. Three of of the Schweiss doors measured ...