Metal Roofing News

General news relevant to the metal roofing industry.

2017 International Roofing Expo Sells Out Tradeshow Floor

The 2017 International Roofing Expo [IRE] trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out over 131,000 square feet and 465 exhibitors. This also marks the largest show in the event’s 62-year history. Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Roofing Expo is the preeminent...

Polyglass Marks 25 Years Of Manufacturing Roofing Products In North America

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is celebrating 25 years of producing quality roofing and waterproofing materials for the North American roofing industry. Polyglass will commemorate this key milestone with its customers throughout 2017. Polyglass is a leading manufacturer of modified bitumen roof membranes, elastomeric roof coatings and underlayments. Founded in the early 1950s by roofing contractors...

4 Simple Tips for Working With Copper

Copper accents offer a great opportunity to grow your business. Eye-catching dormers, gutters, louvers, spires, finials, chimney pots and cupolas add look and functionality so that even the simplest barn, home, church or office building can stand out from the crowd. While installing fabricated copper products may appear complex, the reality is that copper...

Eastside Machine Company: Roll Forming Machines

Eastside Machine Company has been manufacturing roll-forming machines for siding, gutter, soffit, fascia, trim and specialty profiles since 1960. Today, Eastside continues to provide the sturdy, high-quality in-plant and job-site roll formers their customers have come to expect while offering unmatched training and product support. All Eastside machines, rollers and stations are made in the USA.

Former NRCA Chairman Of The Board Passes Away

Former National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Chairman of the Board William T. Fort Jr., former owner of NRCA member Fort Roofing and Sheet Metal Works Inc., Sumter, South Carolina, passed away Jan. 14 following a short battle with liver cancer. He was 78. Fort graduated from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, with a degree...

Home Ventilation

It is not uncommon for us to have homeowners tell us that their contractor told them that a metal roof will eliminate their need for attic ventilation. After politely suggesting they look for a different contractor, we tell them how, with most homes, proper attic ventilation is critical to a healthy and energy-efficient home....

Dan Knight Joins Axalta As VP & GM Of Dura Coat Products

Dan Knight will join Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, in their Industrial Coatings segment as the vice president and general manager for Dura Coat Products. Axalta purchased a majority stake in Dura Coat this past summer and will acquire the remaining outstanding shares by January 2019, subject...

MBCI’s Retro-R Becomes Florida Approved

MBCI’s Retro-R panel has received statewide Florida approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as FL21121 for roof applications. The certificate of product approval can be accessed via the Florida Building Code Information System. Retro-R is an exposed-fastened panel with rib spacing 12″ on center, a rib height of 1-1/16″ and...

Please Submit “the idea book” Projects!

It’s that time of year again — we’re looking for signature roofing projects to feature in “the idea book.” We’ve still got a little time, but we need to have project photos and information here no later than Friday, February 24, 2017. “the idea book” will again examine signature metal roofing projects from an architectural...