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Using Metal Siding on a Modern Home

A well-designed modern home looks clean and almost minimalistic in its finished form. This clean simplicity can sometimes hide the hours of intensive thought that went into each line, curve, and surface. Designers have to balance aesthetics, performance, longevity, and often most importantly, the surrounding landscape. New technologies have improved metal siding panel systems, allowing designers more flexibility in their designs, knowing that the performance and longevity of the product is up …
Nov 29th 2018 Steve Collins

5 Factors to Consider when selecting Residential Siding

5 factors to consider when selecting residential siding:Type of Construction— re-model or new buildInstaller— seasoned or first-time installerLocation— surrounding environmentTheme— modern, rustic, contemporary, and industrialPersonal Value—budget, durability, maintenance Envision yourself standing in front of a paint match section at a local hardware store. In front of you is an endless array of colors ranging from Black of Night to Sundance. As you scan the colors you see a wide range of brand …
Nov 29th 2018 Anna Kalfs
What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

Charred Wood is the process of lightly applying open flame to a wood plank to char the surface of the board. The charred exterior helps to weatherproof the siding and act as a deterrent to insects.Shou Sugi Ban is a commonly used variation of the Japanese word Yakisugi. In Japanese Yaki means to heat with fire, and Sugi means Japanese Cedar. Ban translates to a plank, in this case a wood plank. Shou Sugi Ban was first seen used in 18th century Japan as a technique for charring the outer layer o …
Nov 29th 2018 Steve Collins
What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

What is Charred Wood (Shou Sugi Ban)?

Charred Wood is the process of lightly applying open flame to a wood plank to char the surface of the board. The charred exterior helps to weatherproof the siding and act as a deterrent to insects.Shou Sugi Ban is a commonly used variation of the Japanese word Yakisugi. In Japanese Yaki means to heat with fire, and Sugi means Japanese Cedar. Ban translates to a plank, in this case a wood plank. Shou Sugi Ban was first seen used in 18th century Japan as a technique for charring the outer layer o …
Nov 29th 2018 Steve Collins
Tips for Maintaining a Metal Roofing System

Tips for Maintaining a Metal Roofing System

BEFORE YOU GET ON THE ROOFSafety is the top priority. Climbing ladders and walking on any roof can be dangerous. Always use some method of fall protection that is approved by OSHA. Failure to provide the required safety equipment can result in serious injury or death. In addition, be sure to:Use fall protection and all required safety equipment.Keep foot traffic to a minimum.Never walk on eave or rake flashings, gutters, hip, or ridge flashings.Never walk on any skylight or fiberglass type panel …
Mar 7th 2018 Katie Smith