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The Benefits of Metal Panels for Barndominiums

Another alternative residential construction trend (like tiny homes) gaining momentum is the “barndominium” movement.  Barndominiums are typically metal buildings that have been transformed from structures previously used for fully-functional industrial or agricultural purposes into residences boasting affordability, low maintenance and energy efficiency. These structures stand apart from traditional and tiny homes in that they may […]

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Metal Panels for Tiny Homes: Part 2

In the first article in our three-part series on tiny homes we presented an overview of the tiny home trend, including lifestyle considerations and cost benefits. In the second installment, we discussed how tiny homes are built with the same types of materials, construction and aesthetics you find in larger, traditional residences. Metal panels—a popular […]

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Metal Panels for Tiny Homes: Part 1

In our previous blog post on tiny homes, we looked at the tiny home trend and outlined some of the pros, cons and lifestyle considerations for those interested in pursuing this increasingly popular, yet untraditional approach to housing. One of the obvious benefits is affordability, as the mere reduction of square footage lowers costs in […]

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A Big Idea: An Introduction to Tiny Homes

Tiny homes are more than just a passing trend popularized by television shows, opinion editorials and blogs; they are a movement born out of a growing need and desire of homeowners to downsize, customize and simplify—all the while maintaining maximum function and style. Tiny homes, in fact, offer their residents big living opportunities through their […]

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A Simple Solution to Metal Panel Condensation

If you’ve ever gone outside before sunrise, you’ve likely noticed dew on the grass or on your car windows. This is condensation. While we may have learned the basics of this naturally-occurring phenomenon in science class, we may need a quick refresher. Condensation occurs when there’s more water vapor (the invisible, gaseous phase of water) […]

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Safety and Savings Courtesy of Metal Panels

Most people understand that buildings outfitted with secure, storm-resistant roofing material like metal are less prone to damage from hurricanes, hail storms and other damaging weather events. Not only does this strength provide safety and security for the building owner, but those qualities also translate into cost-savings outside of what’s saved due the longer lifespan and […]

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How Metal Trim Earns its Keep

Selecting the right trim and installing it correctly is crucial to ensuring metal buildings look good and stay dry. The success of any metal panel roof depends heavily on the trim. Aside from providing an elegant, finished look, these hard-working components serve as part of the flashing system by sealing joints, side seams and end […]

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Maintaining, Cleaning & Repairing Metal Panels

Understanding the maintenance requirements of your metal panels is essential to maximizing the longevity of your investment with the least amount of hassle. While metal panels have been engineered to provide decades of trouble-free protection, they can suffer damage from the build-up of debris as well as storm-related traumas like hail stones, falling branches and […]

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Metal Panels for Animal Housing: Consider This

Metal panels are buildings that house farm animals, whether cattle, hogs or poultry. But while the sheer number of such installations shows how well-suited metal is to this environment, animal confinement imposes specific challenges on panels that aren’t required considerations for residential or commercial uses. When considering metal panels for a barn or other animal […]

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Cool Metal Roofs Save Energy and Cost

Metal panels are a cool addition to your building in more ways than one. Besides looking great, a metal roof is a simple and effective way to make you more comfortable in warmer months while cutting your energy use and providing potential tax savings. What is a cool roof? A “cool roof” is one that’s […]

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