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Code compliance concerns, strap tie questions More

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Toolbox: New Roofing Coil Nailers

New coil nailers for roofers More

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Watertight Skylights in Metal Roofs

Standard flashing kits for curbed skylights don’t accommodate standing-seam metal roofing very well. This site-fabricated system uses mechanical interlocks instead of soldered joints to form a low-profile, watertight seal. More

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Toolbox: Metal Brake Tips

Metal brake tips More

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Q&A: No-Nails Approach to Aluminum Fascia

Q: Last winter, our siding sub installed aluminum fascia in very cold temperatures... More

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Toolbox: Welding Basics

Small, portable arc-welder More

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Innovative Pneumatic Fasteners

As the popularity of pneumatic nail guns increases, so does the range of fasteners. The Journal examines the newest materials and designs. More

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Q&A: Metal Roofs in High Winds

Q: We build along the coast in North Carolina, which is considered a high-wind zone with gusts up to 120 mph. We’re interested in using standing-seam metal roofing panels, but we are concerned about blow-offs. Can you tell us what details and panel specifications we should require from our roofing subs before accepting a bid? More

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Toolbox: Heavy-Duty Dehumidifiers
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Q&A: Stains on Metal Roofs

Q: A roof I installed has stains running down the steel standing-seam roofing below the skylights. What might be causing this and how can it be prevented? More

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