RAU – Tools of the Trade

RAU – Tools of the Trade

Limited time COMBO DEALS Sale! Eaves Locking Bundle $530.00 $495.00 Sale! Mechanical Lock Seaming Bundle $580.00 $539.00 60 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS RAU Systems has been manufacturing German made sheet bending and folding tools for roofs and facades for...
Standing Seam Ridge Detail

Standing Seam Ridge Detail

This is an alternative to a ridge cap which is popular in the snap lock industry. Craig of Hardin Exteriors uses the double lock method to ensure water tightness and to maintain the double locked theme of the roof. There is also no worry of this ridge detail being at...
A Tipping Point of Slate

A Tipping Point of Slate

A Slate Story An elder couple walked into Stortz Tools yesterday looking to buy slate tools to repair their 100 year old slate roof in Wilmington, Delaware. The man was physically fit, and the woman had an expensive camera hanging from her neck. We talked a bit about...
Forming a Tapered Rake Panel

Forming a Tapered Rake Panel

When you get to the rake edge of a roof and the roof is not perfectly square, there is a need to run a slightly tapered panel to connect to the rake trim. In this process, it is necessary to measure and cut the panel to the proper taper and then bend up a leg to...
Seam Locking Without Scratching Panels

Seam Locking Without Scratching Panels

Craig Hardin from Hardin Construction is no stranger to working with mechanical lock standing seam panels. Here he shows how he single and double locks 26ga painted steel panels using the same tool for both stages. The Biegetec Finish Seamer is ideal for any painted...
Crescent Eaves Detail

Crescent Eaves Detail

Every roof is a chance to express yourself.  A chance to show that you care what the future looks like… A lot of the architectural metal roof installations we work with are built to last well through at least one generation.  Hell, if done right, copper can last...
ROOFINOX – The Stainless Steel Alternative

ROOFINOX – The Stainless Steel Alternative

Stainless steel is great.  It is corrosion resistant, incredibly durable, has no reaction issues being paired with other dissimilar metals.  The problem is, it is a bitch to work with.  Stainless is so durable that it is difficult to field form, or bend for on site...
RollFormer Corp- Since 1978

RollFormer Corp- Since 1978

What is Roll Forming? Roll forming is a process that utilizes sets of rolls in “stages” to achieve desired profiles in continuous strips of sheet metal. Roll forming can offer companies the following benefits: No expensive shipping & crating of long panels – you...
Metal Roofing Outlook – 2018

Metal Roofing Outlook – 2018

Where We Are 2017 was a fantastic year for metal roofing!  The metal market currently captures 14% of the entire roofing market in the United States and is trending in the right direction.  In fact, the entire construction industry is booming. As reported by Metal...
Dach & Holz 2018

Dach & Holz 2018

The Dach & Holz (Roof and Wood) is a premier roofing show in the world. It is held every 2 years and this year it took place in Cologne, Germany. There are over 576 exhibitors from over 35 countries that expand into 4 full show halls. Day tickets cost $19 euro....

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