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

Light Gauge vs. Structural Steel Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Steel has an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio and flexes with force, which is why it’s commonly used for large construction projects. Steel is the ideal material for high rise buildings because it can withstand high winds, earthquakes and other stressors. Due to its strength, steel frames require fewer vertical supports, which in turn makes them more cost effective. Steel is also considered an eco-friendly material because all steel products contain recycled steel, and in framing, they typically contain a minimum of 25%. There are two options when it comes to steel framing: light gauge and structural steel. Here is a comparison of the two methods, and their best applications.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread

3 Ways to Avoid Fastener Corrosion

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 23, 2019 9:22:00 AM

Fasteners are the glue of a building. They are the key to lasting construction. However, fasteners have one major weakness - corrosion. More commonly known as rust, corrosion can strip down a fastener’s strength, making it worthless. It’s crucial to avoid it at all costs by addressing it right away should corrosion occur or head it off at the pass by following these ways to prevent it all together.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Best Practices for Cold Weather Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 2, 2019 11:33:26 AM

Winter weather brings freezing temperatures, salty roads and a whole mess of issues. But just because the cold hits, it doesn’t mean work has to stop. To maintain productivity on your construction site, with your employees safe and working effectively, here are some tips to help you avoid letting the elements affect your end results.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

5+1 Eco-Friendly Building Materials

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 13, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Eco-friendly is the name of the game and everybody’s playing. In the last ten years, we’ve seen a flood of new construction material options that are made from recycled or renewable sources. Not only are these products better for the planet, they often have been engineered to outperform traditional materials. Whether you’re working towards LEED certification, or just reducing your footprint, there are material options that will fit the bill. Let’s just scratch the surface on some of our favorite earth-friendly materials.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

BECK LignoLoc® wins Pro Innovation Tool Award 2018

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 2, 2018 11:51:38 AM

Mauerkirchen/Lakeland FL, September 13th, 2018

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners

BECK LignoLoc® wins IWF Challengers Award 2018

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 10, 2018 3:46:03 PM

August 22nd, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

LignoLoc® - Collated Wooden Nails has now won a product award for the first time in the USA – the Challengers Award 2018 of the International Woodworking Fair 2018 in Atlanta.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Best Projects (and tools) for Wooden Nails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 11, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Nails are incredibly durable in many applications, but there are some projects that require a unique fastener. LignoLoc® wooden nails provide remarkable holding power and tensile strength similar to aluminum nails without the complications like rust and streaking. Here are the best applications and uses for wooden nails. 

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Ever heard of a wooden nail?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 7, 2018 8:49:00 AM

It may sound crazy, but wooden nails are a new solution in the fastener industry! LignoLoc® from the Beck Fastener Group® is the first fireable wooden nail. This new, environmentally friendly solution is perfect for woodworking, but what’s the real advantage? Steel nails are affordable and have been a proven success for years, but despite their popularity, they’re actually not ideal for most woodworking projects.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

5 Keys to a Mother Nature-Proof Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 30, 2018 9:22:00 AM

Decks are known as a fun space to spend time outside and entertain guests. However, they also have a reputation for being difficult to maintain. Without proper TLC, decks can begin to look worse due to wear after a few years. To keep your deck looking as good as new, here are five tips that will protect it from the uncertainties Mother Nature delivers.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck Fasteners


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