Brett McCutcheon

General Manager, Fasco America
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Heavy Metal: 10 Reasons Why Metal Siding Rocks

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2019 10:01:20 AM

For those about to rock, we salute you. For those about to install metal siding on to homes, we present 10 reasons why metal siding really rocks! A home’s exterior plays a major role in curb appeal and property value. Siding is the main contributor, dictating the style and look of the home. There are also many other benefits to using metal siding.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Metal Siding




Naughty or Nice, Add these Tools to Your Wish List

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 3, 2019 3:08:31 PM

The holidays are approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas. Whether it’s a tool upgrade or something you’ve never had before (but always wanted), starting the new year with some new equipment will make work more fun and hopefully help you get the job done more efficiently.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




How to Choose a Framing Nailer for the Job at Hand

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 23, 2019 9:38:00 AM

When it comes to framing a building efficiently, without losing quality, nothing beats a framing nailer. Power nailers are designed for quick production on larger projects. Let’s take a look at how to choose the right framing nailer for your job.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Nailers




Underlayment Primer: Types and When to Use Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 16, 2019 9:33:00 AM

For a quality flooring project, you need to start at the bottom. Underlayment masks imperfections in the subfloor, reduces sound, and provides other benefits specific to each type of floor covering. Choosing the right product to go underneath is important to having a finished floor that’s not only beautiful but will last for many years.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




Impacts of Salty Air on Metal Building Systems and How to Reduce Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 9, 2019 8:46:00 AM

During a construction project, a wise builder knows that we don’t only look at the building materials we’re using, but also the environment of where they will be used. Our materials will react and be altered by fluctuations in temperature, stability, moisture and other outside factors. One interaction in particular can be the bane of any coastal builder, and that’s the interaction of salt and metals. Salty air and moisture cause metal to corrode and slowly deteriorate. As a result, metal fasteners on buildings in coastal areas can lose their structural integrity from exposure to ocean air. The combination of oxygen, salt, and sodium chloride eats away at the metal, as airborne bacteria from the ocean also consume the iron and cause it to rust.


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Topics: building, FasCoat




Construction Tips for High Wind and Seismic Areas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 2, 2019 12:04:52 PM

Natural disasters accounted for $91 billion in residential and commercial building repair costs in 2018. Although fires are categorically included in natural disasters, much of the damage arose from hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. As a result of these ongoing risks, contractors must factor in natural disasters when designing and constructing all types of buildings.


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Topics: Subloc Pro




Working with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 26, 2019 10:28:18 AM

Why would you use reclaimed wood for your next construction or building project? Many people choose reclaimed wood for its durability and strength. When remodeling some want to use a material that will keep its appearance for many years to come. For others it could be the conservation element and having less impact on the environment. When it’s harvested responsibly, reclaimed wood is a renewable resource that reduces the environmental hazards created to make new products as well as landfill waste. Or, it could be simply for an aesthetic reason, having wood that’s rich in history and character adds a certain beauty, charm and story to surroundings.


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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails




Modern Yard Fencing Ideas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 23, 2019 1:20:21 PM

Fencing is more than just functional. It also offers an aesthetic dimension to any homeowner’s yard. Therefore, when considering what fencing to provide for your customers, consider both the look and performance of the product. Below is a collection of fencing ideas to help homeowners who are looking for more modern options to choose the right fence for their yard.


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Topics: Fencing, Fence Stapler




Bring the Indoors Outdoors: 5 Tips for Outdoor Living Rooms

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 12, 2019 9:37:00 AM

An outdoor living space acts as a place to come home to and relax. It's a space for you and your family, and it's probably also a space where you entertain. With your outdoor living quarters holding so much importance, and probably getting so much use, it's vital to understand how to create an outdoor living room that suits your needs.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck




Straight Talk: Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 5, 2019 9:23:00 AM

Metal roofing may seem outdated, but it has its share of positives. The longevity and the minimal maintenance make it ideal for many homeowners. Here are some of the key points to discuss with anyone interested in comparing roofing products so they can fully understand the options.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Metal Roofs





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