Building Components

Products used in the overall structural system of a building.

This project used foam for backfill

How to cost-effectively nestle a building into a hillside was a problem facing Peter Sherrer, owner of PSG, a Wisconsin based firm specializing in real estate and construction. The building in question was a new 55,000 square foot office and distribution center for Wisconsin Vision Associates of Burlington. Early design investigations into different structural...

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the...

Lester Building Systems Launches New Patented Metal Roof System

New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings. Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened roof? The answer?...

New Products: sliding door hardware in oil-rubbed bronze

Transform any interior opening or doorway with this unique and innovative design for sliding doors that saves space and creates a decorative enclosure for any room. National Hardware offers the new interior sliding door hardware in a rustic oil-rubbed bronze horseshoe kit and a bold, contemporary satin nickel kit.  

Three New Products From Levi’s Building Components

New from Levi’s . . . Universal Closure This open cell polyurethane foam is an economical way to seal and fill any space under ridge caps, trim and other openings between metal panels. Easily compresses or expands to fill gaps or voids. Easy install means your job gets done fast. Available in 25’ rolls....

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...