Metal Roofing

Flack Steel Is Now Flack Global Metals

Effective immediately, Flack Steel has changed its name to Flack Global Metals. This move reflects a consolidation of recent acquisitions that include Consolidated Metal Products (CMP) in Columbia, South Carolina, and JD Steel Products in Toledo, Ohio. In a move toward increasing global reach and expanded product line, Flack Global Metals now offers bare,...

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...

RHEINZINK Is A Natural Fit For Classic Orthodox Chapel

The Holy Resurrection Chapel, located in The Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, offers a place where Orthodox families can observe and practice the customs and traditions of the Orthodox community. The Garden Cemetery is on the original grounds of Brook Farm where Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathanial Hawthorne summered and was established...

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...

Net-zero School’s Composite Rainscreen Blends Interior With Exterior

The 20th and newest elementary school in the Pflugerville Independent School District opened to rave reviews from students, teachers and parents alike. Dearing Elementary School in Texas, which creates more energy than the building consumes, was lauded for its net-zero design. The new building’s energy-efficient design made a special impression on school principal Christy Chandler....

EDCO Products, Inc. Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Establishes Long-Term Partnership With ICA Food Shelf

EDCO Products Inc., a Minnesota-based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, in conjunction with their 70th anniversary, recently announced a partnership with ICA Food Shelf that will provide significant financial support, as well as additional employee involvement with future ICA initiatives. The current commitment will run through 2020 with the potential to...