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What Makes ABC Stand Out

    Since the establishment of American Building Components in 1908, we’ve delivered high quality products and reliable service in order to help you grow your distribution business. We’re committed to on-time delivery and honest communication from order placement to fulfillment. Learn more about what makes ABC a leading manufacturer of metal building products.   […]

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Residential Metal Roofing Aesthetics

As the housing market continues to grow, so does the market for new construction homes and repair and remodel of existing homes. With the enhanced focus on sustainability and energy efficiency as well as new exterior design trends, metal roofing has become a popular option for homes across the country. As a result, the residential […]

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Benefits of Shed Roll-Up Doors

Benefits of Choosing Roll-up Doors for Your Shed Whether you’re building a man cave, she shed, hobby shop or a space to store tools, there are several customizations to consider. Selecting doors is an important piece of designing your shed. Learn more about the benefits of choosing roll-up doors for your shed project. Why Choose […]

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Are Metal Roofs Noisy?

Many homeowners ask this question when considering metal roofing versus asphalt shingles: Are metal roofs noisy when it rains? The short answer is not necessarily. The perception that metal roofing is loud most likely comes from standing in a barn or shed when it’s raining. This comes down the roofing installation methods, which differ from […]

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How To Cut Metal Panels

Even with an accurate materials list, cutting metal roof and wall panels on-site is often a necessary part of the installation process. To avoid damaging your metal panels, it’s important to use the correct tools and overall best practices. Learn more about how to cut metal panels. Safety Precautions Before cutting your metal panels, take […]

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Selecting & Applying Metal Roofing Touch-Up Paint

Our metal roofing panels are designed for durability, featuring a baked-on paint finish that covers the Galvalume®-coated steel surface. This helps to preserve the look and functionality of your metal roofing panels for decades with minimal maintenance. Over the life of your metal roofing panels, however, it is possible that the baked-on paint finish can […]

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Selecting Metal Roofing Trim

There are a variety of factors to consider when selecting metal roofing trim, including the application, roofing style and curb appeal expectations. Once you’ve made your selection, it’s important to ensure that the trim is properly installed to protect your building from water leaks.   Common Metal Roofing Trim Before jumping into considerations for metal […]

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Tips for Installing Metal Roofing Accessories

A properly-installed metal roof is expected to last 60 years or longer. However, incorrectly-installed roofing accessories can cause serious damage and decrease the life of your metal roof. The key to a long-lasting metal roof is correctly selecting and installing metal roofing accessories. Considerations When selecting and installing metal roofing accessories, it’s important to consider […]

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Benefits of Metal Panels for Agricultural Buildings

Metal panels are ideal for agricultural buildings, including those that house livestock, such as cattle, hogs and poultry. They’re durable and offer flexibility in design so you can create an agricultural building that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Read below to learn more about the benefits of choosing metal panels and special considerations for animal […]

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How To Prepare for Metal Roof Installation

Metal Roofing Installation Prep If you’re looking to replace your current roof, metal roofing is a durable, low-maintenance alternative to asphalt shingles. To make the most of your investment, it’s important to plan ahead for the metal roof installation process. Learn about the steps that you and your contractor should take to prepare for metal […]

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