Metal Roofing: The Secret to Increasing a Home’s Desirability and Value

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 8, 2023 11:51:32 AM

The metal roofing industry was valued at $23.8 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow to $33.5 billion by the year 2030, partly due to metal roofing's rise in popularity on residential structures. Homeowners choose metal roofing for many reasons: it's durable and long-lasting, it has excellent wind and fire resistance, it's easy to maintain, and it's good for the environment. 

If you're a contractor working with metal roofing, it's important to use the right fasteners to ensure your work will last. The SCRAIL® RoofLoc® Metal Roofing System, developed by BECK, can be installed twice as fast as collated screws and includes a leakproof EPDM washer for efficient and effective fastening. Each screw is pneumatically driven with the FASCO® (a BECK member) Roofing Installation Tool using our patented SCRAIL® RoofLoc® fasteners. It makes metal roofing fast to install and built to last. But let’s explore further why metal roofing in general is a wise choice for housing.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Metal Roofs, power tools, fastening system, roofing system, construction, fastener system, Eco-Friendly Construction




Comparing Steel and Stainless-Steel Fasteners

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 16, 2023 9:20:01 AM

Fasteners are a small, yet important, part of any construction project, and deciding which type to use is a big decision. Steel and stainless-steel fasteners both have their own pluses and minuses. To help you choose, let’s compare these two types of fasteners, as well as BECK’s SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to purchase them for your next construction job.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Roofing, Metal Roofs, sheet metal, power tools, fastening system, roofing system, construction, concrete, renovation, shingles, metal roofing system




A Roofing Choice: Shingles vs. Metal Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 29, 2023 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to roofing, there are a variety of options to choose from, and deciding between them can be difficult. Two of the most popular options for contractors are shingles and metal roofing. Each has its own unique advantages and drawbacks, so it's important to understand the differences between them before deciding on which one is right for your project.

Another consideration is if you have the right tools to ensure efficient and proper material installation. For example, the SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® Metal Roofing System developed by BECK is the ultimate installation device when it comes to metal roofing. Since the SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® fasteners are pneumatically driven in, metal roofing can be put in quickly and efficiently.

But which roofing option is best for your client? Let’s compare the two options!


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Roofing, Metal Roofs, sheet metal, power tools, fastening system, roofing system, construction, concrete, renovation, shingles, metal roofing system




6 Reasons to Choose a Metal Roof

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 7, 2023 3:31:46 PM

Years ago, metal roofs were primarily found on structures like garages, sheds, and agricultural buildings. Today, metal roofing systems are so popular that they're found on homes and businesses in nearly all climates and regions of the country. The benefits of a metal roof installation are innumerable, especially when installed with BECK’s SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® Metal Roofing System. This system was specifically designed for metal roofing applications and makes installation fast and efficient.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing, Metal Roofs, Metal Siding




How Roofers Can Keep Up During the Busy Summer Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 6, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In most areas, summer is the busy season for roofing. That’s when the weather is right to get the job done—even if it means you’ll be taking various measures to keep workers safe in the heat.

As summer ramps up, it can be easy to get behind. Fortunately, there are ways to keep up when summer is at its busiest. The SCRAIL® ROOFLOC®system is one of them. It’s a fastener system designed to fire nail screws in sheet metal roofs and facades, which can make the job go much faster. But we’ll discuss that more below, along with some other tips to help you keep up.


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Topics: fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofs, FasCoat, scrail, sheet metal, fasteners and the sun, roofing system




What to Consider When Building a Garage

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 14, 2022 9:15:00 AM

A garage isn't a part of the house where people always live, but it absolutely needs to be built with the same standards of care as the rest of a home. A poorly built garage can be a source of utility leaks, heating or cooling problems and an entry point for pests of all kinds. You definitely don't want these complications!

Instead, the garage you build should be sound enough so that it could even serve as an extra living space if needed. This is very doable with the right combination of sound construction techniques, tested materials and long-lasting accessories like BECK's SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® System. Let's cover some key tips now.


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Topics: building, fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, scrail, outdoor construction, collated fasteners, garage, sheet metal




Metal Siding Myths

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 25, 2021 9:15:00 AM

With metal siding, there's a wealth of myths and misconceptions about how usable it is for home and household structure installation. Fortunately, most of them are well off the mark or based on badly outdated information. If done with the help of tool combos such as the SCRAIL® RoofLoc® Metal Roofing System, a firm, well-sealed metal siding or roof project can be thoroughly durable and easy to install. Let's debunk the falsehoods and explain what helps make metal siding projects into successful structures.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Metal Roofs, Metal Siding




Constructing Client-Friendly Garden Sheds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 17, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Whether a customer needs a basic shed to store tools or hopes to use their garden shed as an office, the possibilities for a garden shed are endless. Here are a few considerations to take into account when you are planning a new garden shed for a client.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing, Roofs, Metal Roofs




Roofing Demand Expected to Increase in 2021

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 10, 2021 9:15:00 AM

There is no question that the construction industry was one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and related social and economic restrictions in 2020. If we have learned anything over the course of 2020, it was the importance of planning and adapting to new challenges in the construction industry. Today, we’re taking a look at the state of the roofing industry in 2021 so you can plan for the year ahead.


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Topics: RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Roofing




Metal Roofing Easy as 1-2-3!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Not too long ago, metal roofing was synonymous with corrugated panels. But times have changed, and metal can now be made to look like stone, wood, or clay. The main benefit of using metal over other materials is longevity — manufacturers frequently offer 50-year warranties, or even lifetime warranties. They estimate that metal roofs will last 2-4 times longer than their less durable counterparts.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofs, Metal Roofs





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