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The Necessary Sheet Metal Roofing Tools

John Stortz 3 piece Tools
March 1, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

By Cayden Wemple.  

If your business works with sheet metal, it’s important to have high-quality and durable tools so that you can perform your best.  

To ensure excellent results when working with sheet metal, equip yourself with the right tools for the job. High-quality tools not only improve efficiency and make you come across more professional. Investing in durable, top-quality tools is also more cost-effective than opting for cheaper alternatives, because you won’t need to constantly be replacing the cheap stuff. Your reputation in the industry is based on the quality of your work, which generates more business opportunities. Take a look at Stortz's recommended tool buying guide to get started: 

What you’ll need for slate roofing 

Proper slate roofing requires specific tools, including slate rippers, hammers, cutters and stakes. These tools are essential for removing, cutting, trimming, punching holes and slate instillation. Using the right tools makes working with slate easier and more efficient than using generic roofing tools. For traditional slate roofers, the quality of their tools is a statement of their pride in their work. 

Create a male/female standing seam profile with Wuko 

Learn how to create male and female profiles using the Wuko2202 with this easy-to-follow guide. This application is particularly useful when bending short runs, flat sheets that extend past your brake or slightly curved panels. This is a very effective skill to add to your repertoire. 

Manual double lock standing seam operation 

In certain situations, manually closing a double lock standing seam is the only viable method. This becomes prevalent for curved surfaces such as bay windows or barrels, as well as short runs where a hand seamer cannot be used. To assist with this process, we have provided a nine-step guide on how to manually create a standing seam 

Proper paint scraping techniques 

Watch Duffy Hoffman showcase the skoshing technique in this demo, for eliminating paint from an antique sash using Stortz paint scrapers. By pulling the scraper across the paint at an angle, he effortlessly removes the paint while preserving the wood's integrity. Although each profile scraper has distinct attributes, they can all tackle comparable jobs, as shown in this demonstration. 

Learn more about John Stortz & Son in their MetalCoffeeShop directory or visit stortz.com.



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