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Is framing better with nails or screws?

A very common question that arises before starting on construction, when having to choose one over the other it isn’t always clear cut. Understanding the pros and cons of these popular fasteners is fundamental when choosing the right solution for your home improvement and woodworking projects. Let’s examine the different characteristics on screws vs nails for…

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Conventional framing vs Truss – What Are The Major Differences?

Do you know how roofs are built? The differences in the design can have a multiple array of different requirements. Some roofs can be built on-site, also called stick-built, using ridge boards, rafters, collar ties, and chords. Others are prefabricated, such as trusses, which are then lined up and fastened in place, connected with roof…

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What is stucco netting

Stucco wire mesh or netting is a basic material for construction that works as the supporting and reinforcing mesh, mainly made of galvanized steel wire and reverse twisted into hexagonal meshes. It is applied when installing stucco on the exterior of a building to provide better support, it does not have enough structure on its…

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What is the best wire for making springs

Selecting a spring wire material can be challenging, the right material can make all the difference in the success of your project. Understanding the differences between the various types of wires on the market can make your project more cost effective and avoid common problems. Read along to learn all there is to know about…

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How many square does 1 box of coil nails cover

The right planning before your roofing project can help you estimate how many roofing nails are needed for the job. Consider the foundation and framing to have an accurate weight of the nails before starting the task or hiring a professional roofing contractor. Architectural shingles vary in roofing materials, size, and other factors such as…

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What nails are used for pallets

Nail fasteners are essential to improve the durability of pallets, which can save time and money used for repairs. The right nails can extend the life of the pallet, just as a more durable pallet also does a better job of protecting the product. Pallet nail function Pallet nail fasteners are used to join two…

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Top Building Materials Contractors Use to Ensure Safety

Construction safety is always a top priority for both residential and commercial contractors. Although many factors impact the overall safety of a project, the selection of building materials is one of the most important considerations. When it comes to safe building materials, steel is the top option, and that holds true regardless of project size…

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35 Years of MCSW: Building a Future Made of Steel

Founded in Missouri in 1987, MID-CONTINENT STEEL AND WIRE is excited to celebrate 35 years of generating growth through steel. We could not be more excited to share our history, success, and all the extraordinary achievements made possible by our employees, customers, communities, and the DEACERO family. Celebrating 35 Years of Superior Steel Products MCSW…

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