Get the Rustic Look with Metal Siding

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 10, 2019 8:43:00 AM

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Topics: RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Metal Siding

5 Uses for a Pneumatic Hog Ringer

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 6, 2019 11:50:33 AM

Do you have some fencing work that needs done? Or want to fix the interior upholstery in your vehicle? Or maybe you want to set up some netting for a large enclosure? All these jobs can be made simpler and easier with a pneumatic hog ringer.

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Topics: Gabion Ringer

A Beginner's Guide to Interior Timber Cladding

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 27, 2019 10:05:40 AM

Let’s get this out of the way - we are NOT talking about Grandma’s paneling. Interior timber cladding, while not a new application, has taken on a very modern life of its own. It can be elegant and clean or rugged and rustic, both bringing natural elements from the outdoors in. If you’re not familiar with the new take on an old idea, we’ll fill you in.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Metal Roofs and Solar Panels: The Perfect Pairing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 20, 2019 9:52:15 AM

Peanut butter & jelly, Bert & Ernie, salt & pepper… These famous pairs go together so well that it’s hard to imagine one without the other. The same could be said for metal roofs and solar panels. It’s become a popular trend to bring these two together, so it’s important to understand why before talking to homeowners.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

When is Composite Decking Worth the Splurge? Help Your Clients Make the Call.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 13, 2019 9:51:07 AM

Summer is in full swing and potential customers are calling to get their outdoor spaces updated. Most will be aware that composite decking is a lasting option, but also that the upfront investment will be significantly higher. How can you help them do a cost benefit analysis of when they should repair their wood deck or tear it out and start over? Here are some points to help you and your clients.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck

10 Must-Have Cabinet Making Tools and 1 Great Fastener

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 10, 2019 11:57:50 AM

Making cabinets can be a tricky process without the proper tools and equipment. While cabinet making may seem like a simple undertaking when compared to larger projects like subfloor or roof installations, there is a lot of precision work involved in cabinet making. With the below tools, making a new set of cabinets will be more efficient, effortless and accurate.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

5 Tips to Revamp Your Patio Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 6, 2019 12:12:17 PM

Whether you’re enjoying family dinners on your patio or cocktails on the deck, Summer is the time of year when your outdoor spaces get the most use. It’s important your outdoor hangout area be comfortable and enjoyable. Could your furniture use some sprucing up? Do you have that old chair or loveseat that no one wants to sit on? Before you purchase new furniture, consider if your existing furniture is worth saving.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, MiniSCRAIL

IAPMO's Uniform Evaluation Service Issues Updated Evaluation Report #344 to The BECK Fastener Group®'s SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL® Construction Fasteners

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 28, 2019 4:05:11 PM

Top Independent Evaluation Service Assures SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL® are Proven to Comply with Required Building Codes for 8D and 10D Fasteners for Seismic Areas.

Muscle Shoals, AL June 28, 2019

BECK America (formerly FASCO America®) is proud to announce that IAPMO's Uniform Evaluation Service has issued Evaluation Report 344 (ER-344) to our parent company, The BECK Fastener Group®, for their innovative construction fastener, SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL®, as a substitute for 8D and now 10D fasteners in seismic areas, such as the West Coast for vertical and horizontal diaphragms. This report certifies SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL® fasteners to be compliant with 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009 International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC), as well as the 2017 Florida Building Code (Building and Residential).

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Topics: Subloc Pro

Elements of a Safe and Effective Poultry Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2019 9:52:00 AM

When choosing a material for your poultry fence, there are several factors to consider. What kind of predators are in your area? What is the intended use of the fence? Depending on these factors and more, some fencing materials will be better suited than others. Here are the most common poultry fence materials, and their best applications.

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Topics: Fencing, Fence Stapler

Six Siding Options that Stand Up

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 19, 2019 12:18:43 PM

When selecting siding for your next home build, there are multiple factors to consider with your client: cost, aesthetics, ease of installation, durability, water resistance, and energy efficiency. To make things even more difficult, there are also a variety of types of siding to choose from. To simplify the decision process, let’s break down the six most popular types of siding to help you identify the right choice for your client’s needs.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Metal Siding


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