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...
Tin Snip Recommendations : Buying Guide

Tin Snip Recommendations : Buying Guide

The Problem: You shouldn’t need to replace your tin snips after every metal job THERE IS A BETTER WAY  Below are the reasons why Bessey and Stubai Snips are going to outperform and outlast the “Box Store” snips, but it is up to the roofer to choose the path he...
Seaming Pro – New Generation Available

Seaming Pro – New Generation Available

The Seaming Pro v2.0 is back in stock. This new model still provides the roofer ultimate versatility. 3 functions in 1 tool – Single seaming, double seaming, and seam cutting/removal. This lightweight, portable power seamer attaches to a cordless drill and...
Why Choose Mechanical Lock Standing Seam?

Why Choose Mechanical Lock Standing Seam?

What is a mechanical lock roof system? Mechanical lock roofs are standing seam roof systems that utilize concealed fasteners. The main identifier of a mechanical seam system is that the panel profiles are folded into one another as opposed to just overlapping. The...
National Slate Association Conference ’22

National Slate Association Conference ’22

National Slate Association Conference ’22 The NSA held its bi-annual conference in Saratoga Springs, NY & the Slate Valley (Granville / Poultney), the first weekend of October which was peak leaf changing season. This conference brings together the...
Stortz Tools at Metalcon ’22

Stortz Tools at Metalcon ’22

Stortz Tools exhibited at Metalcon in Indianapolis during October 12th through the 14th. Metalcon is a tradeshow that focuses on sheet metal and includes over 200 exhibitors and thousands of attendees. There are many metal manufacturers, sheet metal roofing...
The Evolution of Power Seamers

The Evolution of Power Seamers

The Evolution of Power Seamers The Portable Mechanical Lock Power Seamer Power seaming mechanical lock panels is typically done by 60 lb. tortoise-like machines running up panels with electrical cords. With enhancements in cordless drill batteries, the new way of...
3 Step Plan to Awaken Natural Slate

3 Step Plan to Awaken Natural Slate

Is it important to you that the natural slate industry not only survives, but thrives? The next few years will be a turning point of prosperity within the industry if we can work together to achieve common goals. First we must outline a few of the issues, understand...
#5 JR Punch Kit

#5 JR Punch Kit

#5 Jr. Hand Punch Kit   Create round punches in multiple layers of sheet metal with ease Use for dimpling sheets together that you do not want to slide Simple exchange of punch/die sizes – No special tooling required Extremely durable design A “must...
New Product Additions

New Product Additions

Architectural Modulation Clamp For the purpose of pinning together a male and a female seam to ensure a tight fit. This clamp is designed to pin together two pieces of flat sheet metal. Superior strength and designed for the metal roofer. NOTE: The size of the jaws...