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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...

Plan ahead for METALCON

If you are planning to attend METALCON on October 26-29, hotel bookings are going fast. Already listed as “Sold Out” are rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore, all nearest the convention center. If you haven’t decided that you are attending, below is what you will miss....

3D, drones, awards, and games part of 2016 METALCON plans

3-D technology, drones, inaugural awards, and metal roofing championship games are just some of the programs under preparation for this year’s METALCON. The event, sponsored by the Metal Construction Association, is slated for October 26-28 in Baltimore. Here is a brief rundown of some special activities recently advertised by MCA: THE FUTURE OF 3-D AND DRONES IN...

Free guide on sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, “Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control,” available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for...

McElroy Metal Introduces New Metal Roofing Profile

The Milan Shingle from McElroy Metal offers a new metal roofing option for homeowners and commercial building owners seeking an attractive and durable roofing solution. The 29-gauge Milan Shingle is available in eight PVDF colors as well as seven PVDF Designer Prints that simulate Cedar Shake and Slate. McElroy offers a complete system, including...

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...

Cutting Steel Shingles Just Got 30 Percent Easier

Now make fast, safe, precise cuts in steel shingles, shakes and tile style roofing, including DECRA, METRO and GERARD brands, all season long, with the Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter from Malco Products. Compound leverage and a generous handle length reduce user cutting force up to 30 percent vs. other guillotine style cutters that...

Swenson Shear adds Snap Table Pro to line

Swenson Shear has officially announced the launch of its new Snap Table Pro for all-in-one notching, slitting and hemming of standing seam panels. Its the second product in the company’s all-in-one line-up and was added to provide customers the ability to slit and hem up to 60-inches for commercial, industrial and residential job sites....

Home’s Complex Metal Roof Stuns Visually, Protects Environmentally

Located only three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, this majestic new 7,500 square-foot residence is a testament to the wisdom of selecting quality materials that will stand up to the corrosive saltwater environment. 

 “We really only had two directives for the architect as we began the process,” says...

ATAS introduces new online product and color visualizer

Did you ever wonder what your existing building, or one that you are designing, would look like with a metal roof or wall? Perhaps you already envision it with a particular metal profile, but want to see what other choices are offered, in various colors. The new ATAS Envisionator tool, found on the ATAS...