Metal Roofing Magazine

Metal Roofing Magazine started as a supplement to Rural Builder, but quickly blossomed into its own publication with the growth of metal roofing.  Within the pages of Metal Roofing, readers discover projects and products relevant to their industry and business. Metal Roofing has its own supplement now — Gutter Opportunities, a publication for those in the rain handling industry. Metal Roofing Magazine is published seven times a year and is geared toward the professional metal roofer, with tips, features, news and product profiles.

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Samco Machinery app puts company info at fingertips

TORONTO – Customers are searching for information in new ways and Samco Machinery is doing what it can to put that information right at their fingertips. Samco Machinery has developed a free Smartphone application that will allow access to company information, pictures, videos as well as detailed technical information. Once the...

Surviving an OSHA inspection

– By  Mark Ward Sr. – Few things strike fear in the hearts of many rural builders more than the thought of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector showing up unannounced at a job site. For a “survival guide,” Rural Builder spoke with three leading safety professionals for the...

McElroy Metal releases updated Max-Rib brochure

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has updated the brochure on one of its most popular through-fastened metal roofing panel profiles, Max-Rib. Available in four options, Max-Rib provides the best choice for project needs, depending on desired longevity, aesthetic appeal and budget. Max-Rib Ultra is manufactured from a Galvalume substrate with...

MCA working with IBHS on wind test research

In its most recent newsletter, the Metal Construction Association reports that the organization is working with the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to provide design and materials for roof/building wind-load testing that was scheduled for late March. MCA is part of a major research program looking into the...

IMETCO acquires Martin Fireproofing

NORCROSS, Ga. – IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) announced acquiring Martin Fireproofing Corp., a leading manufacturer of specialty metal roof deck systems with a strong reputation for performance in the building envelope arena. Martin Fireproofing will merge with IMETCO, and its products will continue to be sold under the Martin Fireproofing...

Metal to the rescue for refugees

Metal once again rises to the occasion with quick and affordable shelters for refugees. The shelters are temporary in nature but allow for use on average of three years as compared to tents that are only good for a few months. The project is a collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and...

ATAS introduces new online product and color visualizer

Did you ever wonder what your existing building, or one that you are designing, would look like with a metal roof or wall? Perhaps you already envision it with a particular metal profile, but want to see what other choices are offered, in various colors. The new ATAS Envisionator tool, found...