MR August/September 2013

Metal Roofing Magazine - August-September 2013 CoverThe August-September 2013 Cover Issue of Metal Roofing Magazine offers you ideas on how roll formers can help you take total control of your business.

This issue also offers you tips on how to combat thermal expansion.

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AMS Controls offers Lazer Safe folding machine safety system

AMS Controls announce the availability of a new optical folding machine safety system created by Lazer Safe. This system, the LS-FM, is compatible with AMS Controls’ Pathfinder Folding Machine Controls on both new and retrofit installations. AMS Controls is the exclusive provider of the LS-FM in North America. Material clamping operation of a sheet...

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 off the gutters he needed to finish a job. But on this particular day,...

Metal Roofing Magazine August-September 2013

Total control of your business

Roofing contractors gain a certain power from owning their own roofing roll former … or roll formers  /  By Jim Austin, senior editor  /  You can purchase metal roofing products or you can manufacture them yourself. The smart businessman will do what is most profitable for his company. When considering the purchase of a...

Get on board now!

MRA announces new contractor initiative aimed at a continuing growth in the metal roofing marketplace  /  Over the past decade, the Metal Roofing Alliance has been instrumental in growing residential market share from 3 percent to 10 percent in the U.S. and Canada. In fact, as homeowners have come to understand its durability and...

Metal vs. Mother Nature (Thermal Movement)

Surface temperature change is a major consideration when installing standing seam metal roofing panels  /  Metal roofing stands up to the forces of nature as well as or better than any type of roofing material and you should know how to sell that benefit to your customers. This is the fourth in a six-part...