MR December 2013/January 2014

Metal Roofing Magazine Oct.-Nov. 2014

The Importance of Snow Retention Layout

Education is key when installing a well-designed layout to prevent failure A snow retention system is an important factor in preventing damage to metal roofs from the buildup of ice and snow. Today’s most popular metal roofs are manufactured to be self-cleaning, but the low friction surface creates a problem in areas of the...

Bradbury Introduces Formed Ridge Cap Bender

MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. is pleased to introduce the Bradbury Formed Ridge Cap Bender. Manufactured in the USA and featuring a hydraulic powered press, the robust bender produces high quality formed ridge caps with pitches up to 4 on 12. Multiple profile dies are available. The companies of The Bradbury...

2014 Int’l Roofing Expo Returns to Las Vegas

By Kim Rogers, Senior Marketing Manager, Int’l Roofing Expo Excitement is building around the 2014 International Roofing Expo [IRE] as the clock ticks closer to the show, February 26-28, 2014. Following shows in Orlando and San Antonio, the IRE returns to the glitz and glamour of its longtime host city, Las Vegas, promising to...

The Top Eproducts for Roofing, 2013

Throughout the year, Metal Roofing Magazine Product e-Guides have featured quality products from the industry’s top manufacturers. Looking back over the products from 2013, we asked our online readers to help us decide the best of the best.  Liquid Rubber The only liquid EPDM rubber in the world. Fix roof leaks right the first...

Levi’s Nails and Screws Announces Name Change

Leola, Pa., – Levi’s Nails and Screws is pleased to announce that it has changed the name of the company to Levi’s Building Components. Levi’s Building Components is a wholesale supplier of metal roofing screws, snow guards and accessories. In 1978, Levi S. Fisher started Levi’s Nail Coatings and began serving his customers out of a...

2014 is the time to purchase equipment, grow your business

– Roll forming machinery a strong investment with improving economy – TORONTO – It’s a new year and the economic indicators are more positive than they have been in quite some time. New construction is up, renovations are up. Even the Florida construction market is improving. Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity projects the construction...

Firestone Building Products to acquire assets of Spain-based company, Terrassa

INDIANAPOLIS ― Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced that it has agreed to acquire the manufacturing assets and brands of Terrassa, Spain-based Giscosa and Giscolene®. The acquisition of the Giscosa Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) plant near Barcelona expands Firestone’s global manufacturing and distribution capabilities and product offering, and represents the company’s first overseas...

Kingspan KingZip covers many roofs in Alaska, including a 65,000 square foot company operations facility at Fort Richardson.

IMP sells itself in Alaska

-By Sharon Thatcher- One state where insulated metal panel is growing rapidly in popularity is Alaska, perhaps no surprise given the state’s exposure to extreme temperatures and wind. The 49th state is also home to major military and cargo operations. The demand for strong and enduring energy-efficient buildings has paved the way for this...

Construction Backlog Indicator remains unchanged in 3rd Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the economy gradually recovers, nonresidential construction spending remains unchanged—a good sign the downturn in the industry has stopped, according to the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) produced by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which remained nearly unchanged between the second and third quarters of 2013. CBI Map of Regions and Backlog...

Metal Sales launches new website with enhanced navigation, function

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the nation’s leader in metal roof and wall systems, has launched a new corporate website at metalsales.us.com. The new website provides a user-friendly experience tailored to each market segment served by Metal Sales™: commercial, agricultural and residential. Architects, builders, contractors, homeowners and anyone interested in sustainable, durable and...