How to: Boxed Eaves Edge

How to: Boxed Eaves Edge

  Another video from our longer series where we will be highlighting Historical Preservation Details in Standing Seam. The “Boxed Eave” or “Eaves Tail” detail is commonly seen on historical metal roofs that date back to the earlier part of...
Standing Seam – Pipe Flashing

Standing Seam – Pipe Flashing

  The video above is a long-form video that shows the process of installing a pipe jack on a standing seam roof. This is one chapter in a longer series where we will be highlighting Historical Preservation Details in Standing Seam.   The details the full...
Terne Roofing – Historical material

Terne Roofing – Historical material

  If you are a metal roofer anywhere near the mid-atlantic region or even the northeast of the USA, then chances are you have heard of the term “Terne”.  Contractors in this part of the country likely have had to replace or repaint an old terne roof...
Dach und Holz 2024 – Stuttgart, Germany

Dach und Holz 2024 – Stuttgart, Germany

Dach und Holz 2024 The 2024 Dach und Holz trade show was held in Stuttgart, Germany on March 5th-8th, 2024. It is attended by over 51,000 professionals and has over 500 suppliers/vendors from over 26 countries exhibiting. There are 6+ exhibition halls that range from...
One Slate Ripper to Rule Them All

One Slate Ripper to Rule Them All

American Manufacturing and the Slate Industry Our Heavy Duty Slate Ripper was processed through our shop for the final time. This is multi-faceted as 1) Stortz Tools will be relocating shortly and 2) The factors to produce an American-made heavy duty slate ripper are...
2023 New Products Review

2023 New Products Review

2023 marked another great year in metal roofing. According to the MRA’s annual market research study, the demand for metal roof residential re-roofing grew to 18%, continuing to make up ground on the asphalt roofing market. With this industry growth inevitably...
Seam Mounted Snow Guard – Best Practices

Seam Mounted Snow Guard – Best Practices

Snow retention systems should be installed on roof systems that will incur snowy winter weather. However, many people are unaware that snow guards are necessary until they incur damage to their gutter systems or injured below a fall. The information below outlines...
Frequently Asked (and Answered) Questions

Frequently Asked (and Answered) Questions

Answering product questions for many years has enabled us to know issues contractors run into repeatedly.  These can range from what hand seamer do I need, how do I solder so and so material, and will these snips cuts 22 gauge metal? This post will do the best we can...
Slate – The Fire Resistant Material

Slate – The Fire Resistant Material

A new report from experts in Europe who delve into the science behind roofing slate has been published. Testing Natural Slate as a Fire Resistant Material Another quality post by Victor Cardenes Fake Roofing Slates Highlights Roofing slates are metamorphic rocks used...
Residential Slate and Copper Job

Residential Slate and Copper Job

A major thanks to Gillespie Contracting for the invitation to this copper and slate installation. Marcelino is an incredibly skilled slate worker blending a variety of sizes for look. The panels are 1″ mechanical lock roll formed in 16oz copper.   Scroll...
Mechanical Lock Seamers – Recommendations

Mechanical Lock Seamers – Recommendations

Mechanical lock panels are a tried and true part of the metal roofing industry. Long before snap lock profiles existed, metal workers were hand seaming panels together to achieve watertight roof surfaces. Rather than physically hammering seams into panels, now the...