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MRA Predicts Uptick In Demand For Metal Roofing

California’s solar power mandate causes U.S. builders, homeowners to think twice about their roofs. As the first state in the nation to require all new homes to have solar power, California’s recent decision may result in a dramatic shift in the way American and Canadian homeowners think about their roofing options,...

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires Assets Of G & F Roof Supply, Inc.

Acquisition to strengthen company’s relationship with contractors. Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of G & F Roof Supply, Inc., a distributor of roofing products, which is located in California. The company will continue to serve customers out of its three locations at 1225 E. Cerritos...

Lumber Market Quiets Following Record Spike

For the past three weeks, a slack in framing lumber prices have been attributed to a “June swoon”, coming after prices smashed previous records highs a month earlier. Meanwhile, structural panel prices were mostly flat amid conservative trading. Random Lengths provide more details…

Metal Roof Adds Contemporary Pop To IL Farmhouse

Although situated on a cul de sac with four neighboring homes designed by the same architect, the “contemporary farmhouse” style of the private residence in Burr Ridge, Illinois, makes it unique. The owners of the 5,000-square-foot residence voiced a desire that their new residence have a farmhouse look with a metal...

Dick Bus Begins Term as New Director for the NRCA

In June, Dick Bus, president of ATAS International, Inc., began serving a three-year term as a new director of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations. It is the voice of roofing professionals and a leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and...

NFL Star Will Keynote At METALCON

Steve Smith, considered one of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers in the 21st century, will provide the day two Keynote Address at METALCON on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 11 am to 12 pm. As the Carolina Panthers’ all-time leader in total touchdowns, receptions and receiving yards, Smith retired as a...

June/July 2018 MRA Update

It’s Time For Local HOAs To Encourage Defensible Home Strategies By Renee Ramey, MRA executive director The MRA is calling for HOAs to do more to allow member homeowners to make improvements that increase their neighborhood’s resiliency and offer greater protection. Many U.S. homeowners appreciate their local associations (HOAs) for working...

Blue Aluminum Roof Is Clear Choice For Florida Yacht Club

The new blue aluminum roof on the Bradenton Yacht Club in Bradenton, Florida, replaces an old, tired roof, giving the building new life. Removing the old roof was more economically sensible than repainting it, which would only delay its inevitable replacement. More than 25,000 square feet of Petersen’s 18-inch-wide Snap-Clad roof...