Building Components

Products used in the overall structural system of a building.

TFC expands Blazer line of stainless cap screws

Triangle Fastener has added two new sizes to its Blazer Stainless Cap Head Drill Screw line. Now available are a #12-24 x 1-¼ inch and 2-inch Blazer-5 designed to attach steel, aluminum or stainless steel to steel substrates from .125 inch up to .500 inch thick. Features and Benefits: Blazer-5 Point drills and taps...

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...

Valspar showcases WeatherXL Crinkle Finish at 2015 METALCON

Valspar continues to roll out new coil coating options that don’t just provide new color but also new effects and solar reflective advantages. One of its latest is the Weather XL Crinkle Finish that was introduced in 2014 but, recognizing its popularity, also showcased at the 2015 METALCON. The textured appearance on WeatherXL Crinkle Finish...

MFM announces extended WindowWrap warranties

 Coshocton, OH: MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is pleased to announce that the company has extended the warranties on all of its WindowWrap® product lines. The MFM warranties on WindowWrap PSX-20, WindowWrap Flex and WindowWrap White have been extended from...

Download the 2015 Rural Builder Source Book

The annual Rural Builder Source Book is now published and available for free download. Some of the project features in this special issue are intriguing and inspiring, while others are simple but solid. Also included is a list of popular products that are noteworthy in the metal and post-frame industries. Use the information provided...

Kitschy Fuel Center Blasts Off With Bright Metal Roof, Fascia

The new Ricky Rocket’s Fuel Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, generates head-turning looks with its signature “rocket man” perched atop the 8,200-square-foot building. The facility includes a high-tech car wash, convenience store, food outlets and, of course, fuel service. Adding to the attention-getting design are bright yellow and red fascia and soffit panels provided...

IMETCO’s New Website Features Improved Functionality, Sleek New Design

IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently redesigned its website, improving navigation and functionality throughout and creating a more user-friendly interface so customers can quickly and easily access technical product information and architectural details. The sleek new design features a scrolling homepage with links to specifications and details, warranty and product literature requests as well...

MFM window flashing tapes meet AAMA 711 compliance

Coshocton, OH: MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is proud to announce that three of the company’s window flashing tapes comply with AAMA 711-07 as specified in ICC-ES AC38 (02-11) as the result of independent, third-party testing. The products include WindowWrap®...

Garland Releases New Sustainable Solutions Brochure

Garland recently introduced a newly designed Sustainable Solutions brochure and an accompanying interactive version to help customers easily identify long-lasting, durable and eco-responsible building envelope solutions. The Garland Company, Inc. has long been at the forefront of sustainable design, promoting the importance of longevity and energy efficiency in increasing the overall life-cycle value of...

Big Crowds Attend the 2015 IRE In The Big Easy

Industry professionals full of energy and excitement filled the halls of the Morial Convention Center to take part in three days of education, networking and a bustling tradeshow floor at the 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE]. Taking place from February 24-26, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the annual tradeshow and conference drew a...