Merchant & Evans, Inc., the Burlington, New Jersey-based manufacturer of premium metal roofing systems and Roofinox America of Tinton Falls, New Jersey, recently announced a strategic alliance to provide the Roofinox line of stainless steel and tin-plated (terne-coated) metal roofing materials to Merchant & Evans customers in the United States and Canada.
With the new partnership, Merchant & Evans will offer its customers the capability to produce its popular ZIP-RIB structural roofing profile with premier stainless steel and terne-coated materials.
“Our ZIP-RIB system offers the highest and longest performance of any structural or architectural standing seam metal roof system in the market today,” notes Michael Baker, vice president of sales at Merchant & Evans. “We had long sought to align with a quality stainless steel manufacturer in the past but couldn’t find one with a full line of products and finishes suitable to our products’ level of quality. The Roofinox product allows us to take a premier material and make a superior product consistent with the quality of our ZIP-RIB profile.”
Baker noted the Roofinox material may also be offered for use in other Merchant & Evans lines including its ZIP-LOK standing seam systems, its Expression Wall Panel Series and other wall panel products.
“The alliance gives Merchant & Evans proven stainless steel roofing products it can confidently offer to customers throughout the country, knowing it will be easily embraced by contractors, architects and specifiers alike as a durable, corrosion resistant and visually appealing product that is easy to rollform,” notes Dave Rowe, sales vice president for Roofinox America. “It also provides Merchant & Evans with the opportunity to provide a terne-coated material to its architectural network—something specifically absent from the marketplace for more than a year,” said Rowe, noting architects will particularly be happy with its availability for restoration and historic projects.