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Old 03-27-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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I want to start manufacturing metal roofing. Standing seam, corrugated steel. Where would a guy even start looking to find the machine that does this? I live in Kansas, everyone has at least one steel building on it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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To help you on the terminology, the machine is called a roll former and they do make portable roll formers on a trailer, etc. you can tow around to the job sites.

Here is a link to a free trade magazine I get where you find more info.

Metal Roofing Magazine,
http://www.constructionmagnet.com/metalroofing/

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One of the companies I buy from just installed a new over and under roll former, meaning it will do classic and commercial panel, depending on selection, and it was only $600,000 or so......and that probably did not include the coil handler.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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I have one I purchased from Englert. It was around 35K with the trailer. I have seen used ones going for much less as alot of roofers are going out of business. Look in the Roofers Coffee Shop.
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Hello,

You can look up Knudesen,New-Tech, and Zimmerman. These are 3 machines that the company I work for owns.

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Re: Metal Roofing Machine?


thanks for all the replies. I will look into all of the suggestions. I am familiar with roll formers, my gutter guy's have them. I didn't know it was called the same thing for this use.

Cool, I can research what unit I'm going to buy
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a corrugated machine, is NOT something your gonna put in a trailer, its a big machine, but a regular standing seam machine can be portable
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a corrugated machine, is NOT something your gonna put in a trailer, its a big machine, but a regular standing seam machine can be portable
I'm not sure that's true in all cases. I've seen them with my own two eyes on the jobsite.
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I'm not sure that's true in all cases. I've seen them with my own two eyes on the jobsite.
our corrugated machine is 6 feet wide and 16 feet long. the standing seam one is much smaller

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