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....
Cutting Tapered Slate For a Turret

Cutting Tapered Slate For a Turret

Written by Tim Underhill of Delta Slate Delta Slate Tim Underhill www.deltaslate.com Slating a Turret   There are different methods of slating a turret. The following is a graduated slate roof with slate on the same course having the same width. But to start at the...
International Roofing Expo 2018

International Roofing Expo 2018

The IRE was this past week held in New Orleans, Louisiana. There were about 500 booths that spanned 28 different aisles. Here are a few pictures of some of the booths that were being presented who we do business with, are associated with, or have an interest to our...
Top Products of 2017

Top Products of 2017

  Biegetec Finish Seamer “What took so long….This seamer is a must have for anyone who does painted Aluminum or steel double lock standing seam. I couldn’t be happier with it’s performance!“ -Walt Frisch Construction (verified owner)   “This is definitely the seamer...
Acetylene vs. Propane Soldering Irons

Acetylene vs. Propane Soldering Irons

Which Gas Should I Be Soldering My Roofs With? Completely adequate and acceptable soldering of seams can be achieved using a variety of methods.  Hand irons, propane fueled, or acetylene fueled irons are all fully capable of producing long lasting watertight results. ...
Expanding Your Roofing Tools Potential

Expanding Your Roofing Tools Potential

Gasflow Through Your Soldering Iron Your soldering iron is not a complicated unit. Look at it as a gas vessel. Your regulator, you guessed it, regulates gas that travels through your hose and then up through your soldering iron. The “gas nozzle” is what...
Inspiring Instagram Follows For Roofers

Inspiring Instagram Follows For Roofers

Once your grandparents join your social network, it’s immediately “uncool”. Facebook has over 2 billion users and more people are using Instagram with regularity because it’s simpler. You take a picture, think of a caption, and post to...
Curving Metal With A Shrinker

Curving Metal With A Shrinker

All architectural metal roofers should have a working knowledge of shrinking and stretching panels. Being able to work on radius framing will increase your overall effectiveness as a roofer and the jobs you feel comfortable bidding.  The method and tools described...
Will Metal Roofing Replace Shingles?

Will Metal Roofing Replace Shingles?

Karis Roofing is a 90 year old roofing company located here in Philadelphia. It’s fair to say that they have seen a thing or two (cue Farmer’s jingle). Here is a message written by Guy Karis shared in his Trade News about the outlook of Metal Roofing. The...
Metalcon 2017

Metalcon 2017

The girls were like “we’ll take the picture for tips.” I was thinking a few bucks, whatever. They take the picture and then say, “people usually give us $20”. I gave the one girl $10 and the other was like “what about...

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