Sunroom Additions: Enhancing Your Home

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Sunrooms can enhance your home in many ways. They truly offer a lot in terms of natural light, versatile space, and potential home value increase. Whether it's for relaxation, entertainment, or simply enjoying the view, a sunroom can make a wonderful addition to any home. Let’s dive into some ways a sunroom addition can be perfect for your home.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, Nailers, subfloors, fasteners, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, fastening system, home building, home addition, fastener system, sunroom




Exploring Different Types of Joists in Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 18, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Understanding Joists and Their Importance

Joists are an essential component of any construction project, providing structural support and stability to the building. They are horizontal members that are typically installed parallel to each other and spaced apart to create a framework for the floors, ceilings, and roofs.

The primary function of joists is to distribute the weight of the structure and any applied loads evenly across the supporting walls or beams. This helps to prevent excessive deflection or sagging, ensuring the integrity and safety of the building.

In addition to their load-bearing capabilities, joists also contribute to the overall acoustic and thermal performance of the building. By incorporating insulation materials within the joist cavities, they can help reduce noise transmission between floors and improve energy efficiency.

Understanding the different types of joists available in construction is crucial for selecting the most suitable option for a particular project, and the materials you’ll need. Each type has its own unique characteristics and advantages, which we will explore further.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, engineered lumber, wood, power tools, fastening system, joist hanger nailer, fastener system, concrete, nails, fasco, innovative solutions




Building a Solid Foundation: Fastening to Steel and Concrete

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 11, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Importance of a Solid Foundation

When it comes to building a solid foundation, one of the most important considerations is fastening steel and concrete securely. With the right practices, you can ensure that your structures will stand the test of time and withstand even the most extreme conditions. From choosing the right materials to using the right tools and techniques, there's a science to fastening that requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality. Let’s start by understanding the differences.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools, ET&F, power tools, fastening system, fastener system, concrete, steel construction, model 710




Revamp Your Boat Seats for Fun in the Sun

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 4, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Choosing the Right Upholstery Material

It’s time to get that boat out of hiding and prepare for fun on the water! Most boat owners find their boat in need of cleaning and repairs after being covered all winter. Some boat owners find that good cleaning and repairs aren’t going to be enough. BECK can help with either one of these scenarios. Consider using our FASCO® (a BECK brand) Fine Wire Staplers and BECK staples to be sure your new interior seating will be secure, no matter what you find under that cover.

When it comes to renewing your boat upholstery, one of the first decisions you'll need to make is choosing the right upholstery material. There are several factors to consider when selecting upholstery material, such as resistance to UV rays, water resistance, and ease of cleaning. Some popular options for boat upholstery include marine vinyl, Sunbrella fabric, and leather. Each material has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to do some research and choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

You might not think of color aside from looks, but it’s an important consideration. While lighter colors may show stains more easily, they can also help keep your boat seats cooler in the hot sun. On the other hand, darker colors may be more forgiving when it comes to stains, but they can absorb more heat. The choice of color will depend on your personal preference and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve.

In addition to material and color, you should also consider the quality of the upholstery. Investing in high-quality upholstery will ensure that your boat seats last longer and maintain their appearance over time. Look for upholstery that is specifically designed for marine use, as it will be more resistant to the harsh conditions of the sea and sun. It's worth consulting with a professional upholstery specialist who can guide you in choosing the right material and quality for your boat seats.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, Staplers, power tools, fastening system, auto upholstery, fine wire staplers, boating




Top Metal Roofing Materials for Summer Storms

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 27, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Benefits of Metal Roofing

With summer storms fast approaching, you’ll want to be sure your roof can withstand the demands of unpredictable summer weather. Metal roofing offers several benefits that make it an excellent choice for protecting your home during summer storms. One of the main advantages of metal roofing is its durability. Metal roofs are highly resistant to strong winds, heavy rain, and hail, making them a reliable option in storm-prone areas. Using BECK’s SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® System for metal roofing and siding, you can be sure that your roof is securely attached!

Another benefit of metal roofing is its fire resistance. Unlike traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, metal roofs are non-combustible and can help prevent the spread of fire. This can be especially important during summer storms when lightning strikes are more common.

Metal roofing is also known for its longevity. Metal roofs can last for 50+ years with proper maintenance, which means you won't have to worry about frequent roof replacements after summer storms. This can save you both time and money in the long run.

Another great reason to opt for metal roofing is that it’s eco-friendly. Most metal roofs are made from recycled materials, and they can be recycled again at the end of their lifespan. This helps reduce the environmental impact of roofing materials and promotes sustainability.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Pneumatic Nailers, Scrail Fasteners, building, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Roofing, Roofs, power tools, fastening system, nail system, metal roofing system, metal structures




Guide to Livestock Wire Fences

Posted by BECK America on Apr 20, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Why use wire fences? We’re going to cover the benefits, types of livestock wire fences available, installation and maintenance in this blog. Also, and of significant importance, what tools and fasteners you should use to create a fence that will last.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Fence, Wire Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, building, Tools, Fence Stapler, Staples, fence maintenance, power tools, fastening system, sustainability, diamond coated fasteners, durability, livestock, farmers, structural integrity, agricultural




Mastering the Art of Working with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by BECK America on Apr 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Joinery is an important skill to master when working with reclaimed wood. Since reclaimed wood often has unique shapes and sizes, it's important to know how to properly join pieces together to create a strong and stable structure. Common joinery techniques include mortise and tenon joints, dovetail joints, and tongue and groove joints. By mastering these techniques, you can ensure that your projects are not only visually appealing but also durable and long-lasting. Consider using LignoLoc® Wooden Nails for joining your wood materials – the lignin welding of the two materials creates an impenetrable bond and it’s as easy as shooting in a nail!


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Topics: building, lignoloc, wood, power tools, fastening system, fastener system, masonry, top trends, sustainability, wooden nail system, durability, structural integrity, energy efficient




It’s Deck Building Season – What Builders Need to Know

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Nothing signals spring like the sound of birds chirping, and flowers blooming. If you're in a colder climate, watching the snow melt away to green grass can be as exciting as signing your first client of the year!

No matter where you live, we can all agree that once spring arrives and temperatures rise, sitting outside on the deck enjoying a cold drink with family is one pastime we never get tired of.  It’s no secret why this is the time of year when those potential customers start calling for deck quotes. And today’s customers are savvier than ever.

Whether they're looking for wood or composite, they're going to be well-educated, armed with a plethora of ideas they've obtained from helpful planning or idea websites like Instagram or Pinterest. Ideas are one thing but turning them into reality can be another.  So, how do you go about convincing your customers that a deck is the best investment for them this spring?  Here’s some information that may be of use to you and your potential customers.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Subloc Pro, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Deck, building, fasteners, Tools, coil nailer, scrail, fastening system, decking, deck repairs, plastic strip system, fastener system, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, durability




Top Wood Choices for Raised Garden Beds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 30, 2024 8:30:00 AM

The Importance of Efficient Box Stapling

Beginner and small-scale gardeners are responsible for the growing popularity of raised bed gardening. Building a raised bed allows you to keep your garden contained while controlling the quality of your soil. Below we’ll explore the best choices of wood to use for building your new garden beds.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Scrail Fasteners, plastic strip system




Streamlining the Box Stapling Process with Automation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2024 8:30:00 AM

The Importance of Efficient Box Stapling

Efficient box stapling is crucial for ensuring that packages are securely sealed and protected during transit. When boxes are not properly stapled, they can easily come apart, leading to damaged contents and unhappy customers.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples, Staplers, mezger stapling, staple systems, automation, mezger stapling head systems





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