Metal Roofing

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...

Reid Ribble Succeeds Bill Good as CEO of the NRCA

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced that Bill Good has retired after 28 years as the organization’s CEO and 41 years of service. He retired from NRCA Dec. 31, 2016. Former NRCA member and Chairman of the Board, Reid Ribble officially succeeded Good as CEO Jan. 3. A roofing contractor by trade,...

Central States Mfg. opens facility in Seguin, Texas

Central States Manufacturing has opened a 44,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Seguin, Texas.  Central States Manufacturing has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.  This is Central States’ 8th manufacturing facility. “We are excited to begin operations in our new facility,” said Stan Pissarski, general manager of...

Call For Entries: 2017 North American Copper In Architecture Awards


For centuries, copper has been used on buildings not only for its beauty, but its durability, versatility and longevity. In fact, this age-old metal is still popular today for new or restored roofs, wall cladding systems and other ornamental features and design. Now in its 10th year, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards...

Bonded Building Materials Named Roofinox Distributor

Bonded Building Materials, Inc. has partnered with Roofinox to distribute the company’s Tin-plated (Terne) roofing products throughout New York State and the surrounding area. Roofinox tin-plated (Terne) was designed to ensure long-term sustainability and corrosion-resistance for wall-cladding, flashing, rainware, interior design and virtually all forms of roofing applications. “As a leading supplier of high-quality window, roofing and building...

PPG Introduces DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL Coil Coatings

PPG has introduced DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL coatings, which combine an advanced silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings formulation with infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigments to enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components. Durastar ULTRA-Cool coatings incorporate new polyester-based resin, crosslinking and tinting technologies to protect industrial, agricultural, storage and...