Greetings! It’s hard to believe this is the final edition of Metal Roofing Magazine for 2021. It’s been a whirlwind year. I truly hope you had more ups than downs … and I don’t mean just up a ladder.

We’re finishing out the year with the Metal Roofing Buyers’ Guide. In it, you’ll find dozens of suppliers and loads of material profiles to inspire you and fill some gaps in your supply chain. The Buyers’ Guide section begins on page 24; visit the interactive guide online HERE.

As you’re reading through these pages, make sure you take in the snow retention white paper written by The Metal Roof Advisory Group’s Rob Haddock. If you can, sit in on Haddock’s abbreviated Metal Roofing Systems course when they’re offered at trade shows. You’ll find it’s time well invested!  

Looking forward to 2022, we’ve got a busy year planned — as always! I truly hope you will take advantage of some of our free editorial opportunities that are coming up. The May edition is our annual Idea Book. (See the 2021 Idea Book) You may recall it is the issue that is filled with metal roofing projects. If you have recently completed a roof that you’re especially proud of, I hope you’ll share it with us so we can share it with the rest of the Metal Roofing Magazine readers. It’s a great way to show off what you can accomplish, thus promote your business, and it won’t cost you a cent. You only need to email (or mail) me the details (components used, location, etc.).

You can download a form from the new Metal Roofing Magazine website at Fill out the form and email the case study back to me with a few clear, high resolution images, and we’ll take care of the rest. (Your project may even be published as a Project of the Month. As an example, check out this edition’s Project of the Month.)

If space allows, we’ll publish a project form in the next edition. We will also have project forms available at the Frame Building Expo in Nashville (Jan. 18-20, Booth #706) and at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans (Feb. 1-3, Booth #3528). I hope to hear from you soon!

Until next time — be well.

Karen Knapstein

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