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Englert Metal Roofing Project in Franklin Tennessee Selected Winner of Metal Architecture’s 2016 Design Award for Metal Roofing

While we traditionally refrain from self-promotion within this space we couldn’t resist in this instance.  An Englert standing seam metal roof was selected by Metal Architecture magazine as the winner of this year’s design award for metal roofing.  Below is an overview of the project along with some photos.  Please note, if you have either designed a recent project with an Englert standing seam metal roof on it or if you are a contractor and have installed one that you feel may merit an award please feel free to contact your Englert representative or me directly with the details. Here are the details of this year’s winner – the Bells Woods home. Continue reading

Preventing Ice Dams

Early Spring is a good time to assess the problems you faced due to winter’s assault on your home, and make plans to address them during the warm weather ahead. If you experienced ice dams along roof edges and gutters there are things you can do now to keep them from forming next winter and causing damage to the roof, gutters and downspouts, as well as the inside of your home. Continue reading

Englert Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Englert is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and to commemorate this event we will be offering a number of promotions and contests throughout the year. The first of which is “Englert’s 50th Anniversary Pay it Forward Machine Give Away”. This contest officially went into effect on October 14, on the first day of Metalcon. Continue reading

Reroofing Resurgance Presents Opportunities for Standing Seam Metal

A new study by the authoritative Freedonia Group projects a rebound in reroofing projects this year through 2019, largely due to home and building owners doing previously delayed renovations due to the economic downturn from 2009 to 2014. Continue reading

Portable Rollforming Brings Back the Craftsmanship

Before the turn of the 20th Century, standing seam metal roofing material was measured, cut, roll formed and installed onsite by artisans used to working with a variety of different metals including copper, terne-coated metal and tin-coated steel. The hand crafted, custom made work of artisans gave way to mechanized production during World War II when factory “roll forming” technology was invented. This approach was the first departure from a one-at-a-time manufacturing mentality. Progressive roll tooling in a factory could produce a finished profile in a continuous process rather than step-by-step cutting and bending. Continue reading

Sustainability and Metal Roofs: Perfect Together

Metal roofs have long been popular with architects for their aesthetics and long-term performance characteristics, particularly their low maintenance costs and durability.

But now with the concept of sustainability so widely embraced by the architectural community, metal roofs are being seen in a new light. Their long life, high recycled content, total recyclability and energy efficiency allow “cool metal roofs” to play a pivotal and important role in creating the very condition under which “humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.” Metal roofing products last longer than conventional roofing products and are 100 percent recyclable. In contrast to conventional roofing products, there’s no need to replace product that needs large amounts of petroleum to make it and large areas of landfill to get rid of it. Continue reading

Three Year Anniversary of Sandy – Surviving the Storm with Standing Seam Metal Roofs

A picture of the Sea Girt Pavilion during Hurricane SandyThis month marks three years since the widely destructive Hurricane Sandy devastated large areas of the coastal Northeast, a Category 2 storm officially recorded as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record with estimates as of 2015 assessed damage to have been about $75 billion.

Sandy delivered winds up to 90 mph and produced extensive property damage. Property owners along the Atlantic coastline are still recovering from the massive storm. Continue reading

Contractors Handle Downturn Market in Different Ways

A recent survey of metal roofing and gutter contractors conducted by Englert revealed how they handle downturns in the building and construction market.

A lot of contractors merely hunker down and weather the plunging market. But a good number said they use a downturn to change the way they did business.Metal Roofing Featured on Extreme Home Makeover

The most prominent response? Many contractors investigate adding new lines of business and additional geographic markets to make up for the lost business. Others restructure their businesses including calculated downsizing, sophisticated telephone and online sales canvassing and better installation scheduling practices.

Extreme Makeover uses Metal Roofing in ProjectSaid one Connecticut remodeler who installs roofing and gutters: “In the flush times we were spending money with little regard for how we controlled our business. The downturn made us put on the brakes, take a hard look and make substantive changes in sales, installation and service. We became much more efficient and in the end we offered better quality and service.”

Exciting Metal Roof Color Choices – You Can Lead the American Homeowner to the Paint Can but you Can’t Make Them Choose an Exciting Color

We’ll probably never see the bright colors of homes along Italy’s sunny Amalfi Coast coming to America. Nor will we ever enter the worlds of sunshine and vivid color found in many homes as near to us as the Caribbean Islands or as far away as Lebanon and Tel Aviv. But, even with plenty of exterior home colors to choose from or to custom create ourselves, when it comes to painting the house structure or choosing a standard or custom color for a metal roof, most American homeowners tend to keep it simple.

Standing seam roof on Charleston home.Very little has changed since the last time we surveyed what colors our customers were choosing when they installed one of our standing seam metal roofs. Same with the big American paint companies whose customers are just now applying the 2015 exterior house paint colors recommended this year.

The fact of the matter is American color choices are pretty dull. Light, warm grays, honeyed yellow and a muted orange here and there are about as exciting as it gets on home exteriors. In the Southwest, an occasional terra cotta roof pops up—but that’s it. And in the American South in places like Florida where you thought you might see a hint of color, the big paint pushers talk of sun-washed tones mixed with avocado greens and dark blues. Continue reading

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