Gutter Opportunities

Gutter Opportunities was born in 2008 as an outgrowth of Metal Roofing Magazine and is dedicated to the rain handling industry. It is published three times annually as a special section to Metal Roofing Magazine, with a complete guide to gutter products, marketing ideas and strategies for gutter businesses, as well as industry news, features and machinery tips.

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Snobar offers new two-bar system

SnoBar and SnoBlox-Snojax has announced the expansion of the SnoBar line with an all-new patent-pending two-bar snow retention system. This patent-pending system for metal roofs has been developed after years of field and lab research.  The specially designed aluminum brackets … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Frame Building News, Gutter Opportunities, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Products, Residential, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged bar system, SnoBar, snow guard, snow retention, two-bar system | Leave a comment

Second quarter construction backlog jumps 3.9 percent

Nonresidential construction recovery gains momentum  /  Associated Builders and Contractors reports its Construction Backlog Indicator rose 3.9 percent during the second quarter of 2013 and now stands at 8.2 months, up from 7.9 months the previous quarter. Construction backlog is … Read more »

Posted in Construction Industry News, Frame Building News, Gutter Opportunities, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Green, Rural Builder Magazine | Tagged Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Backlog Indicator | Leave a comment

New Jersey DEP recognizes Englert for renewable energy use

The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Englert Inc. with a certificate of environmental stewardship recognizing the company for its “voluntary and proactive measures taken to go beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and … Read more »

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Products, Green Projects, Gutter Opportunities, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Renewable, Solar, Supplier News, Sustainability | Tagged Englert, Environmental Protection, photovoltaics, standing seam metal roofing | Leave a comment

Housing open for 2014 International Roofing Expo in Vegas

Attendees and exhibitors of the 2014 International Roofing Expo can now make housing and travel reservations through the official hotel vendor, Travel Planners. Offering hotel, airline and car rental discounts through a variety of companies, Travel Planners offers the biggest … Read more »

Posted in Commercial/Institutional, Construction Industry News, Events, Gutter Opportunities, International Roofing Expo, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Metal Roofing News, Reroofing, Residential, Solar | Tagged International Roofing Expo, IRE, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay | Leave a comment

Putting siding aside

Opportunity to purchase gutter machine leads to new business  /  By Mark Ward Sr.  /  That day in 1996 started like any other. Through his 20 years in the siding business, Bryan Thompson had often arranged for contractors to drop … Read more »

Posted in Gutter Machines, Gutter Opportunities, Gutter Products, Gutter Protection, Gutters, Metal Roofing Magazine, MR August/September 2013, Products | Tagged B.T. Seamless Gutters, Englert gutter machine, MicroGuard | Leave a comment

ABC Supply acquires assets of American Wholesale Building Supply Co.

Distributor Adds Satellite Location in Nashville, Tenn.  /  Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of American Wholesale Building Supply Co., a distributor of siding and windows with a single location at 714 Massman Drive in … Read more »

Posted in Frame Building News, Gutter Opportunities, Metal Builder, Metal Roofing, Metal Roofing Magazine, Rural Builder Magazine, Supplier News | Tagged ABC Supply, American Wholesale Building Supply Co., building products | Leave a comment

NRCA offers free webinars for members

The National Roofing Contractors Association will be offering free webinar courses through NRCA University as a benefit of membership. Webinars were scheduled to begin July 18 and will be offered the third Thursday of every month at noon CST. Upcoming … Read more »

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New Tech Machinery, Rain Trade discuss plans for free ‘Adjustment Days’

Representatives of New Tech Machinery recently paid a visit to Rain Trade Corporation, one of the Midwest’s largest gutter supply distributors. Rain Trade is based in Lake Bluff, Ill., and can be found at GutterSupply.com. Rain Trade stocks gutter coil … Read more »

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ABC Supply acquires distribution assets of Sellmore Industries

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the distribution assets of Sellmore Industries, a distributor of steep-slope roofing, siding and windows with locations in Baltimore; Philadelphia; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Hagerstown, Md. “These four new locations will expand and strengthen … Read more »

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RHEINZINK offers lunch and learn CEU program

RHEINZINK America now offers an updated AIA approved “lunch and learn” presentation explaining the use of its zinc titanium alloy in various architectural applications.  The continuing education presentation offers 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit which qualifies for HSW/SD credit and is … Read more »

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