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Sharon O'Malley

Sharon O'Malley

Sharon O'Malley is a freelance writer based in College Park, Md. She has contributed to BUILDER for 20 years.

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Window & Entry Door Reviews: Fiberglass Doors

These window and entry door reviews will give insight into current products on the market. The climbing price of steel during the past couple of years has narrowed the price gap between steel and fiberglass, luring more converts to the composite doors, which mingle fiberglass, resins, and fillers to form panels that manufacturers claim are 10 times more resistant to dents than steel and about 10 times less likely to rust, even on a beach house. Read more

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Exterior Products Review: Metal Roofing

Home builder Gary Mevis doesn't have much trouble selling metal roofs to buyers of the high-end custom homes he nestles under the towering Ponderosa pine trees in Prescott, Ariz. His sales pitch involves this likely scenario: "Say you're away from your home and in comes a strong wind, which we get here, and one of those heavy limbs breaks off and falls on your roof and you have an asphalt shingle roof. That limb can go completely through that shingle and the roof decking, and now you've got a hole in your roof, and you may not know it for a couple of weeks because you're away." Read more

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Projects

Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building

Richärd+Bauer Architecture, GLHN Architects & Engineers

St. Ann's Warehouse St. Ann's Warehouse

Marvel Architects

Cleveland Civic Core Cleveland Civic Core

LMN Architects

Regeneracion Regeneracion

Sasaki Associates

Rock Chapel Marine Rock Chapel Marine

Landing Studio

Writers Theatre Writers Theatre

Studio Gang Architects

Claire T. Carney Library Claire T. Carney Library

designLAB Architects, Austin Architects

Pinterest Headquarters Pinterest Headquarters

IwamotoScott Architecture, Brereton Architects

Reinventing Vilonia Reinventing Vilonia

University of Arkansas Community Design Center -- University of Arkansas School of...

In Situ In Situ

Aidlin Darling Design

Rainbow Room Rainbow Room

Gabellini Sheppard Associates

Carmel Place Carmel Place

nARCHITECTS

Aspen Art Museum Aspen Art Museum

Shigeru Ban Architects

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