MR August/September 2011

 /Metal Roofing Magazine – August/September 2011 Cover The August/September 2011 Issue of Metal Roofing Magazine shares reasons to join the Metal Roofing Alliance.

This issue also includes tips on how MRA makes selling easier.

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Housing opens for 2012 Roofing Expo

Attendees and exhibitors of the 2012 Int’l 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 savings and most valuable perks. Taking place February 22-24, 2012, in the South Hall...

NRCA offers PV class in Denver

The National Roofing Contractors Association will hold its one-day class, Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business, Oct. 13 in Denver. Class participants will learn about the terminology, benefits, design considerations, construction details, electrical considerations, code compliance, and business and legal issues associated with photovoltaic roof systems. Participants also will have the opportunity to interact...

RHEINZINK receives ASTM designation

RHEINZINK has received an ASTM standard specification for rolled zinc. The designation is ASTM B69-11. RHEINZINK received both a Type I and Type II approval from ASTM for its two alloys. Type I is for Pre-weathered Blue-Gray and Bright Rolled Zinc. Type II is for Graphite-Gray Zinc. RHEINZINK America is currently the only zinc...

MFM Building Products celebrates 50th anniversary

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, is celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary. MFM Building Products was founded in 1961 by Robert E. Simpson. Initially, the company manufactured products used for wrapping underground pipe to protect from water penetration and pipe contents...

MRA Success Story: Make selling easier

Minnesota roofer lets MRA educate — and sell — customers In a perfect world, every lead would end up becoming a one-visit sale and a profitable job for you with a happy customer. Unfortunately, most sales take longer than the actual install. It seems when the “sale” is the easy part of a job,...

MRA Success Story: Sales and expert support

Not every roofer is cut out to be a salesman. Unfortunately, you’re not going to be doing much installing — or make much money — if you’re not selling anything. Do you ever feel like you could use some sales help? Are you willing to pay a few hundred dollars a year? For contractor members,...

Follansbee Steel launches new, expanded website

Follansbee Steel, manufacturer of highly corrosion-resistant architectural metals for commercial, institutional, residential and historic preservation projects, announces the launch of its redesigned website, www.follansbeesteel.com. The new website serves as a comprehensive resource for architects, contractors, OEMs and building owners interested in the company’s products and services.   Follansbee Steel’s expertise in architectural metals is...

MRCA Foundation names scholarship recipients

The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association Foundation is a non-profitorganization established by the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association. The Foundation’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing curriculum at an accredited university, college, community college, or trade school, in construction management or related field. For more than 20 years the MRCA Foundation has been...

RISE announces Certified Solar Roofing Professionals

Roof Integrated Solar Energy, Inc. has announced its newest Certified Solar Roofing Professionals. The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems. The board of directors of RISE...