English
English
Español
Français

Sign Up for Our E-News!

Join over 18,000 other roofers who get the Week in Roofing for a recap of this week's best industry posts!

Sign Up
Kool Seal - Sidebar - Sales Rep - May 24
Maven Group SIdebar Ad
ICP - Sidebar Ad - APOC Professional Protection
USG - Sidebar - Fire
RCS - Trends Survey - 2024 Sidebar ad
Equipter - Sidebar - $200 Rebate 2
RoofersCoffeeShop - Where The Industry Meets!
English
English
Español
Français

On-site roll forming: Enhancing efficiency and quality

AEP Span On Site Roll Forming
March 19, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

By Anna Lockhart.  

The metal roofing experts from AEP Span discuss the benefits of on-site roll forming on commercial roofing jobsites.  

In a recent episode of Roofing Road Trips®, host Heidi J. Ellsworth met with Jeff Haddock and Jeffrey Medeiros of AEP Span to discuss the benefits of investing in renting quality on-site commercial roll forming equipment and how to best prepare a job site for the inclusion of on-site fabrication.  

A manufacturer of metal roofing and wall systems, AEP Span is a company dedicated to serving their commercial customers with quality materials and panel profiles for over 50 years. Jeffrey shared that when it comes to metal profile creation using roll forming machinery, AEP Span not only can create panels for customers within their warehouse, but they also offer on-site creation with their portable machine, which is mounted to a truck they can park on-site.  

For projects needing metal panels larger than 45’, this is a great option. “We have a roll former in our manufacturing facility, but we also have the exact same version mounted to a truck so we can go out onto a site, and we can manufacture and roll form factory panels on site to a specific length,” he explained. “So, we offer our customers factory quality, our factory type roll former, the big boy that everyone wants to use that can roll continuously and we take it out to site and we can manufacture those panels for you directly on the construction site. It comes with all of our testing and our certifications as well.” 

Their on-site roll forming can be a great asset for contractors looking to use larger, customized panels for a roofing project in an area where high wind uplift is a concern, as their on-site roller is often used for their special pane, the SpanLock HP. “This particular panel that we can install or that we do on-site roll form, our SpanLock HP, is rated for hurricane zones, very high wind load. It's a very low slope because it's a two-inch-tall seam, allows us to get the quarter and 12 roof pitches out of that. It's invisible.”  

He continued, “We've run the panel through a multitude of tests. One of the big ones is the ASTM E1592, which is a structural wind uplift test where we've tested this panel at upwards basically five-foot open span to mode of failure. I can tell you in some variants we have reached upwards of 220 pounds per square foot of wind uplift resistance, which is quite high.” 

Read the transcript or Listen to the podcast to learn more about the benefits of on-site roll forming. 

Learn more about AEP Span in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.aepspan.com.

About Anna

Anna Lockhart is a content administrator/writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When she’s not working, she’s most likely to be found with her nose in a book or attempting to master a new cookie recipe. 



Recommended For You


Comments

There are currently no comments here.

Leave a Reply

Commenting is only accessible to RCS users.

Have an account? Login to leave a comment!


Sign In
Elevate - Banner Ad - The Future is Calling (2024)
English
English
Español
Français

Sign Up for Our E-News!

Join over 18,000 other roofers who get the Week in Roofing for a recap of this week's best industry posts!

Sign Up
Rocky Mountain Snow Guards - Sidebar Ad - Show Us Your Snow Guards Contest!
Maven Group SIdebar Ad
Western Colloid - Sidebar Ad - FAAR Best Practices
Metal-Era / Hickman - Sidebar Ad - Product Launch
CCS-OpenForBusiness-Sidebar
RCS - Trends Survey - 2024 Sidebar ad