Tag Archives: Metal Roofing Contractors

The Growing Residential Metal Roofing Market Can Infuse More Revenue into Your Business

Are you operating a successful home improvement or remodeling business and looking to create an additional profit center?  Are you a commercial roofer looking to expand your business into the rapidly growing residential roofing market? Or, are you simply a remodeler looking for an opportunity to offer your customers something more? Continue reading

Safety Begins Before the Metal Roof or Gutter Installation

Over the last few years Metal roofing and gutter contractors have placed a great  deal of emphasis on job site safety. Deservedly so, as insurance premiums rise it is important that your installation crews follow the proper safety precautions when installing metal roofing, gutters or any other building or home improvement product. It is critical that your crews be trained and retrained regularly on these safety procedures.  Failure to do so could cost your company a great deal of money or worse. Continue reading

Protect Your Customer’s Investment and Add Value to Your Service

Whether you’re selling a specialized product like a metal roof system or a commodity like aluminum gutters you can easily increase your revenue while at the same time helping your customer protect their investment. Continue reading

Be Our Guest and Check out Metalcon – the Metal Construction Industry’s Biggest Event

Just another reminder that later this month October 26 – 28, Metalcon will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore Maryland.

This year’s convention is expected to be bigger and more exciting than ever. Continue reading

Looking For the Lowest Price Metal Roof Systems – Be Careful What You Wish For

How often are your decisions driven exclusively by price and nothing else?  If the answer is always, you may want to consider your reasoning moving forward. A metal roof system is more than just a temporary cover for a commercial building or home.  The quality of the material, the quality of the paint that covers that metal roof and the support that you get from the manufacturer covering both the material and the paint finish is critical. 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

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.”

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