It’s Springtime…

April 9, 2013 | Filed under: Buying a New Roof,Homeowner Tips,Newsletter Articles,Standing Seam,Uncategorized

What a wonderful feeling! It’s finally springtime in Piqua, Ohio and we hope it is where you are, too! It was a rough winter in much of North America. If you’re like us, you have plenty of outside projects and fun activities just waiting to happen. We’re hearing from most of our independent dealers that they are very busy and building considerable backlogs. So, if a new roof might be in your future for this year, we suggest acting sooner rather than later. As always, you can discover who your local independent dealer for our products is by filling out this simple form.

Over the winter, we have been busy with an exciting project. Our website has been updated, expanded, and revised – all designed to provide you with meaningful information for your home. Be sure to check out our new GrandeTile product line – a beautiful facsimile barrel tile product available in several exciting new Kynar 500® PVDF resin-based finishes and made from durable .032” thick aluminum. Also, you don’t want to miss our recent blog post on the comparison of standing seam roofing to metal shingles. This post may help you decide which is best for you!

We also want to share with you a great new brochure from the Aluminum Association which, in detail, explains why aluminum is a green choice for construction materials including roofing.

Our subject line promised something tasty. Last summer, in one of our most popular and forwarded e-newsletters ever, we shared a couple of great summer recipes. We figured we would start off this spring with a recipe as well that is as tasty as it is fun to prepare.



This recipe is good for four great tasting sandwiches but can be adjusted for a larger quantity.

Marinate 12 ounces of very thinly sliced pork tenderloin in the following for 15 minutes at room temperature:

Soy Marinared Pork Sandwiches

1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¾ teaspoon sesame oil

Meanwhile, combine the following and allow it to marinate:

2 tablespoons rice or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon canola oil
¼ teaspoon sugar
1 cup shaved carrot

Next, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil followed by the marinated pork and its sauce. Cook 3 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally.

Place 4 whole wheat sandwich buns, separated, on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Place on top oven shelf and broil for one minute or until lightly toasted.

Create your wonderful sandwiches by placing pork followed by carrot mixture on each bun. The pork has a fair amount of heat from the red pepper but the cool carrot mixture balances it wonderfully. We would love to see photos of your tasty creation! Share them with us on our Facebook page. Enjoy!



We wish you the best as you plan your 2013 home improvement projects. By following our ideas and tips, we hope that you can have successful experiences that fulfill your dreams.

Please, enjoy the spring. And keep in mind that we are always here to answer your questions about metal roofing and ventilation. You can call us at 1-800-543-8938, email us at, and you can also visit our educational metal roofing expert site at

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