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...
Specialty Tool Industry Update

Specialty Tool Industry Update

What To Expect Moving Forward If you’ve been making a living over the last two years in the construction industry, you know what to expect. Longer lead times, higher prices, and labor issues. When you shop with us, we do our best to keep the items you need in...
5 Roll Bending Features

5 Roll Bending Features

Roll Bending Tools The roll bending portable brake has many positive features that make it desirable. Owning and using these types of tools will separate the roofer from the craftsmen because the devil is in the details. Let’s look at 5 positive features of roll...
*WATCH* Express Soldering Maintenance

*WATCH* Express Soldering Maintenance

Soldering can get to be a dirty job. The dross buildup on the soldering tips and melting application of the torch lend the iron to start to wear over time. One positive feature of the Express soldering iron is how far a little iron maintenance can go to keep you up...
Survey Results: You Answered, We Listened

Survey Results: You Answered, We Listened

We were curious to understand our customers better and you did not disappoint. We had over 80 responses to our questions and it helps us better understand who we supply. Let’s dive into some finer details of what was discovered. What type of roofer are you?...
Stelwagon Meets Penn Big Bed

Stelwagon Meets Penn Big Bed

Written by Tim Underhill of Delta Slate Photo Credits by Joseph E. B. Elliott of Josephelliottphotography.com In 2002, Linda Hill, a business- woman/entrepreneur of Philadelphia, bought the Stelwagon Roofing Supply company. Established in 1853, this building and...
Long Life Tips

Long Life Tips

Perfect Soldering Why? What? How? Long life tips have a ZINNLUX coating on their surface that enables them to be worked for 5-6 times that of a standard copper tip without “pitting” or losing shape. The special coating protects the copper core from...
Metal Roofing Outlook 2022

Metal Roofing Outlook 2022

What Happened in 2022? The residential re-roofing sector for metal specifically rose from 12% to 15% in 2020. Homeowners are increasingly choosing to replace their old roofs (often asphalt shingle) with metal. Steel remains the most popular choice for metal roof...
Roof Like a Pro – US Metal Roofing

Roof Like a Pro – US Metal Roofing

US Metal Roofing out of Holyoke, MA is a family owned business since 1971. They specialize in mechanically locked, double seamed metal roofs in 24 or 26 gauge steel. The owner Keith understands that doing a successful roofing job is doing it once. This is why...