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I am pretty comfortable with all metal roofing related questions. We can discuss performance, application, practicality, technical and detail. It is difficult to deal with pricing issues due to the regional differences.

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I started in the metal roofing industry in 1976 working for a major West Coast manufacturer. I spent the next 16 years with that organization leaving as the Vice-President and regional General Manager. In 1992 I started Metal Roof Specialties to focus on the needs of residential and small commercial customers. In my manufacturing years I focused on product introduction and sales as well as design and application. for the past 12 years I have been a regular trainer and presenter at Metalcon International conventions sponsored by the Metal Roofing Alliance and I have also performed training and demonstration area moderation for the National Roofing Contractors Association conventions. I have also been employed by a major metal roofing manufacturer for training and speaking engagements. My company specializes in metal roofing and siding only. We are a supply and install contractor as well as a retail outlet for metal roofing and siding materials.


Metal Roofing Alliance. National Roofing Contractors Association. Building Industry Association of Washington.


Green River Community College - Accounting major. University of Washington - Graduate School of Business Administration - Management Program. BHP Steel - RMC III Executive training, Melbourne, Australia / Berkeley, California.

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2016-03-27 gutters:

I certainly understand the issue with the value of copper and the concern over theft if you install them.   I am not aware of installed copper gutter theft because it is difficult and time consuming to

2015-08-03 corragted metal:

Hi Mike,    You are right about the sharp edges.  your suggestion of a burring tool may well work but here are a couple other suggestions you might find usefull:     - A round file may be easier to manipulate

2015-06-22 coating/covering a curved metal roof:

I really wish I had a better answer for you.  I have never been a fan of roof coatings so I am definitely not an expert in that area.    I imagine they are not intended for sloped roofs because they will

2015-06-22 coating/covering a curved metal roof:

Hello S.R.,    My first reaction is to check to see if the metal roof areas are actually rusting through or just rusting.  a protective coating can be put over the rusty metal if it appears to have some

2014-12-03 Query on Roofing ..:

You have a lot of questions that unfortunately will have answers that are totally dependant on your location and products that are available.   the labor rate is also relative to local conditions.  there


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