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Advances in Ordering Metal Building Products Online

You’ve heard it before: “Online is the way of the future!” but do online solutions really meet the demands of traditional building? In recent blog posts, we’ve outlined the general benefits of using an online ordering platform to order metal building products. These include the customized metal roof and wall panels and trim American Building Components (ABC) offers. Beyond basic […]

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Ordering Custom Products Online

In a prior blog post, we introduced the capability of ordering metal roof and wall panels, trim and building components online using the American Building Components online ordering website. While most people are familiar with ordering products online from a list of standard offerings, there is another exciting aspect to these sites–you can use them […]

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How to Prevent Ice Dams on Metal Roofs

Those in areas prone to below-freezing temperatures are likely familiar with ice dams and the costly damage they can cause. With winter weather already upon us, it’s important to ensure your building is protected against the dangerous and expensive effects of ice dams. What Causes Ice Dams to Develop? Most ice dams are caused by […]

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Roofing and Snow: Everything You Need to Know – Part Two

Additional considerations for working with metal panels in winter. In part one of our series on metal roofing and snow, we covered five of the most important elements to consider when preparing structures for winter weather. In this post, we’ll review four more ways to prevent unexpected, costly damage of metal panels in winter. Consider […]

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Roofing and Snow: Everything You Need to Know – Part One

What to consider when designing and building in snow-prone areas. While properly-designed metal roofs historically perform well in winter, heavy snowfall can be detrimental to buildings of all kinds. Those who live and work in and around them are also at risk when snow and ice cause dangerous situations. Even though winter doesn’t formally begin […]

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Hurricane Season is Here. Is Your Roof Ready?

Hurricanes are a part of living in most coastal areas in the U.S. and preparing for them is essential to keeping you and your family safe. This preparation is also essential to protect your largest and most important investments: your home and business. While the development of tropical cyclones (hurricanes) is possible anytime of year, […]

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Advancements in Metal Roof and Wall Panels

The evolution of metal roof and wall panels in the steel building industry. Metal roof and wall panels are commonly used in today’s building industry and are highly valued for their versatility, durability and aesthetic features. This wasn’t always the case, though. Over the last several decades, the metal building industry has evolved and the […]

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What You Need to Know About Insulated Metal Panels

Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs), simply put, are the insulated version of single-skin (uninsulated) metal panels. As the name suggests, IMPs provide insulation and, therefore, thermal control and barrier protection to structures. This helps ensure air, heat and moisture stay outside of a building, reducing the chances of mold, corrosion and rotting. A versatile and practical […]

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Metal Panel Color Selection—What to Consider

Choosing a metal panel color can feel daunting these days. With the number of available metal building colors having expanded from the usual white, tan and Galvalume to more than a couple of dozen options, where do you begin? What factors should influence your decision? Read on for recommendations on key questions to ask to […]

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