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Green Span Profiles Introduces New RidgeLine Roof Panel

Green Span Profiles has added an insulated roof panel to its product line. RidgeLine is a patented (U.S. 9,206,606 B2) 2-3/8-inch tall mechanically seamed roofing panel covering 42 inches, with thickness options of 2.5, 3, 4 and 5 inches. The core is a continuously poured-in-place, polyisocyanurate insulating foam. Exterior and interior metal panels are...

Sheffield Metals Launches New Website With Reactive Interface Design

The new Sheffield Metals website—www.sheffieldmetals.com—now suits both PC and mobile users with a reactive interface design. The new site contains valuable information and documentation for architects, contractors, builders and homeowners. It also features a more comprehensive product line, including Coils and Sheets (COOLR Metal Roofing), Engineered Standing Seam Metal Roof & Wall Systems, Specialty...

MFM Building Products Issues New Brochure

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently issued their 2016 Weatherproofing & Sealing Systems brochure which outlines the company’s full complement of exterior, self-adhering waterproofing products. The eight-page brochure highlights each of MFM’s product categories, which include Roofing Membranes, Roofing Underlayments,...

ATAS Awards iPad To Submittal Builder Contest Winner

Jeffrey Allen, P.E., of GR Roofing Co., Inc. in Brewer, Maine, was the winner of the ATAS Submittal Builder Contest. He was awarded an iPad, which he plans to use for work to make his job easier. “There are a lot of apps that are applicable to roofing, which I can use on the...

MBMA 2015 Annual Report now available for free download

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year. The report, A New Choice, is for anyone involved in the low-rise commercial building market or who works...

71% of construction firms expect to hire in 2016

Seventy-one percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2016 as contractors expect a range of public and private markets to grow, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The survey, conducted as part of The Challenges Facing a Growing Industry:...

A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above...

Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product...

Union Corrugating Releases Its Advantage-Lok II Installation Videos

Union Corrugating has released their first two videos in a new series of installation videos highlighting their Advantage-Lok II standing seam roofing panel system. These videos feature instruction on hemming the panels to finish the rake edge, and instruction on installing box rake trim, which is a great alternative to hemming the panels. Both...