Building Components

Products used in the overall structural system of a building.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...