MRA Will Host Seminars for Metal Roofing Contractors at METALCON

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has announced it will be hosting two seminars for metal roofing contractors at METALCON 2017.  Both are designed to help contractors grow their residential metal roofing businesses with advice and ideas that can make an impact. Led by metal roofing expert Frank Farmer, the MRA training sessions will be held on both Oct. 18 and 19, as follows:

Growing Your Residential Metal Roofing Company in the Age of Millennials

Hiring, Training and Turning Millennials…

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This Firefighter Loves Her New Metal Roof

North Dakota firefighter Katie Peavy loves her new metal roof.  She shares her story (and pictures of her new roof) below:

Energy Savings

“I put a metal roof on my house last fall. I will never go with anything else in any other house I build or remodel. Last summer I had to run window air conditioners most days to keep my house cool. This summer, even though the summer was hotter than last summer, I never even installed them. My house actually stays a comfortable temperature and feels…

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Beacon Roofing Supply to Acquire Allied Building Products

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Allied Building Products Corp. Beacon will purchase Allied from global diversified building products group CRH for $2.625 billion in cash.

Headquartered in Herndon, Va., Beacon is a distributor of residential and non-residential roofing and complementary building products, and the company currently has more than 380 locations in 48 states and six Canadian provinces.

Allied is headquartered…

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Soprema to Host Building Envelope Clinics in California

Soprema Inc. will be hosting two regional Building Envelope Clinics in California in September 2017 for architects, consultants and contractors looking to further their knowledge, network and earn continuing education units.

The first clinic will be held in San Francisco on Sept. 19, at AIA San Francisco, located at 130 Sutter St. #600, San Francisco, CA 94104.

The second clinic will be held in Los Angeles on Sept. 21. The clinic will be held at the California Science Center, located at…

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SEBS Roof Coating System Designed for Use in Variety of Applications

Mule-HideThe new SEBS Roof Coating System from Mule-Hide Products Co. combines high tensile strength, excellent elasticity, ultra-low moisture permeability and resistance to ponding water, making it an ideal choice for use in a wide variety of challenging roof repair and restoration applications, according to the manufacturer.
 
The solvent-based coating system is designed primarily for use in repairing and restoring metal roofs, but also can be used on TPO, EPDM, asphalt, modified bitumen,…

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OMG Kicks Off Promotion Tied to Upcoming NFL Season

OMG Roofing Products announced an innovative marketing promotion called OMG Pick Six that is tied to the upcoming National Football League season. Participants compete for $175 in weekly prizes, and the top three season winners (the champions) split more than $7,000.

The game is easy to play. Participants simply pick the winners of six NFL games each week during the regular NFL season (17 weeks), with points awarded for correct picks. Players also have an opportunity to earn weekly bonus…

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Alliance Adds Three Members, $150,000 in Funding for Industry Advancement

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the addition of three new members who will add $150,000 in funding for progressive research that contributes to the ongoing advancement of the roofing industry.

The Alliance’s newest members are:

Trent Cotney, Individual Level
Since 1999, Trent Cotney, a construction lawyer based in Tampa Bay, Fla., has represented contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, sales representatives and…

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PetersenDean Selects GAF as Preferred Manufacturer of Cool Shingles

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar announced it has formed a relationship with GAF to help supply PetersenDean consumers in all of its seven operating states with shingles that can be used to comply with Title 24 cool roof requirements. PetersenDean is headquartered in Fremont, Calif.

“We selected GAF because they own an expansive network of manufacturing facilities and produce quality products that make the company a leader in the industry,” said Gary Liardon, president of US Consumer…

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Enhanced D-Ring Offered for Standing Seam Roof Anchors

SeamSAFE has introduced a new D-ring for the company’s standing seam roof anchors. The roll-out of the upgraded D-ring follows the latest testing that certifies the anchor’s capability to support 10,520 pounds of weight. Previously, SeamSAFE anchors were certified to support 5,000 pounds.

After testing, Mullins developed the enhanced D-ring to accommodate the newly certified holding strength of SeamSAFE anchors. The updated D-ring, comprised of quarter-inch stainless steel, is now…

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Kemper System Names West Coast Regional Sales Manager

Kemper System America Inc. has named Lynn Walters as the company’s West Coast Regional Sales Manager. In the role, Walters will have responsibility for expanding sales and educating architects, consultants and contractors across the region about the company’s range of barrier solutions for the building envelope.

Based in the San Francisco area, he joins the company from STS Coatings Inc., acquired by Kemper System last year, and he brings more than two decades of sales and marketing…

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Leveling Compound Helps Eliminate Ponding Water

GreenSlopeGreenSlope is a roof leveling compound that helps eliminate water ponding areas on flat rooftops. The cured material is similar to that of a professional running track or playground surface and can withstand tough climates as well as heavy foot traffic. According to the manufacturer, the product is designed to fill in low areas and bring the roof back to its original slope, directing water toward drainage areas. It is designed for use on EPDM, TPO, PVC, modified bitumen and metal roofs. Made…

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North American Roofing Appoints New Director of Service

North American Roofing Services Inc. announced the appointment of Jill Tackett as Director of Service. Tackett joins North American Roofing with more than 25 years of experience leading teams and departments across the commercial roofing, IT and logistics industries.

“We are excited to bring Jill onto our team as our new Director of Service. Now in our 38th year of commercial roofing for national companies, our service division continues to become a larger part of our overall business as…

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RCMA Is Accepting Abstracts for International Roof Coatings Conference

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is now accepting abstracts for its fourth biennial International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) program. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Oct. 31, 2017. 
 
The 2018 IRCC will take place July 23-26, 2018, at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, in Chicago. The conference will feature a host of networking opportunities, educational sessions, and other programming geared toward professionals involved in the roof coatings…

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Top Roofing Contractors in Ohio

The roofing industry has its share of untrustworthy individuals but, we are not here to dig into that controversy today instead we would like to congratulate some of the roofing companies that have been nominated for doing an excellent job in their respective field.

Cleveland, Ohio is home to dozens of roofing companies some small and some very large ones that have been serving the area 20+ years. Today i will be praising three companies that have shown they are committed to quality, craftsmanship and excellent customer service in the roofing industry. These companies have A+ BBB ratings, GAF certifications and excellent customer reviews around the web.

Northeast Ohio sits on the great fresh water of Lake Erie these 3 companies reside to the east, west and south of Cleveland so, if anyone would like to inquire about their services no matter where you stay one of them should be able to service your area.

Here are the three companies we have found to be outstanding:

Final T Construction 

12610 Triskett Rd #M10

Cleveland, Ohio 44111

216-503-8595


Plank Roofing

100 Petit Rd Hudson, OH 44236


Ohio Roofing Siding & Slate LLC
12303 Lena Ave, Cleveland, OH 44135

Over the years their have been many horror stories of shady contractors who took money without completing jobs, performed shoddy work and many other instances of bad conduct. It was hard to find businesses that fit our standard but, we were able to find three of the best in my opinion.

We hope are expert opinion can guide you in the right direction the next time you are in need of a new roof or in need of repairs. Below you will find the top three roofers in the area along with their contact information. Happy Roofing!

PPG Brochure Highlights 50 Years of Duranar Coatings for Metal Building Components

PPG has published “The Gold Standard in Architectural Metal Coatings: Celebrating 50 Years of DURANAR Coatings,” a 16-page brochure commemorating the 1967 introduction of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.
 
According to Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, the booklet illustrates the historical significance of Duranar coatings.
 
“Our PVDF coating was a product that enabled architects to design metal components and facades with…

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