Englert, Inc., a manufacturer of metal roofing and rainware products, has announced plans to market and sell retrofit framing systems from Roof Hugger, Inc. providing customers and prospects with fully-engineered re-roof framing systems to replace aging, leaky metal over metal roof systems, too expensive to maintain.
Englert, Inc., a manufacturer
of metal roofing and rainware products, has announced plans to market and sell
retrofit framing systems from Roof Hugger, Inc. providing customers and
prospects with fully-engineered re-roof framing systems to replace aging,
leaky metal over metal roof systems, too expensive to maintain.
Both companies are leaders in the metal construction industry providing
solutions to metal over metal roofing applications that can satisfy new building
code design loads for meeting current gravity and wind uplift requirements.
Roof Hugger’s patented, pre-notched systems and their
Eco-Fit energy efficient re-roofing systems work well with integrated metal roof
systems that incorporate Englert’s UltraCool standing seam panels, its solar
BIPV laminates and solar thermal systems that qualify for federal renewable
energy tax incentives. Depending on where the project is located, a multitude of
State and Local loan guarantees/funding, grants, renewable energy bonds and tax
programs are also available.
“In these challenging economic times, architects and
developers are realizing that a Roof Hugger retrofit system and a standing seam
roof are cost effective solutions to nagging roof problems,” notes Tom
Dyszkiewicz, senior vice president of business development, at Englert.
“Installing both can eliminate the need to remove old
roofing materials at a high cost, eliminate any business interruption that can
cut into profits, save up to 70% of the labor cost for preparation of an old
roof and reduce dependency on fossil fuels and other direct energy sources while
qualifying for a 30% federal tax credit,” he said. “Meanwhile, our contractors
can expand into a new area of business, installing fully engineered
re-roof framing systems that can meet all required slopes, eliminating roof
This is a win-win solution for everyone and we look forward to working
with Roof Hugger in meeting our customers’ needs.”
“Years ago, retrofitting was
an easy proposition-you put a Roof Hugger on every purlin line, screwed them
down and you were good to go,” said Dale Nelson, president of Roof Hugger, Inc.
“Today this process has become quite a bit more sophisticated,” he observed,
noting “we look at purlin spacing, panel strength, wind zones, exposure
categories, energy consumption, heat recovery and much more.
“Roof Hugger has been working with Englert
for more than 15 year. Their professional sales staff understands how the
systems work together to strengthen existing buildings, meet the tough new
standards and do it in a cost effective way for clients,” said Nelson. “This
agreement marks the beginning of an even closer blending of our systems to
better serve current owners and
Englert sales and architectural
representatives will provide architects and contractors with the guidelines
necessary to design and install Roof Hugger retrofit systems. Roof Hugger, Inc.
has done extensive testing of its products by independent third party
engineering and testing firms and makes that information available for review by
design professionals for their usage.Top of