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Metal-Era

The largest, most accomplished edge metal systems manufacturer in North America. Your trusted go-to expert in the commercial roofing industry, Metal-Era boasts the broadest portfolio of tested roofing and building envelope solutions in the industry.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and focused, improving the processes and productivity of architects, consultants, contractors, and distributors all while protecting our family and neighbors where they work.

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Live From IRE 2024: MTL Holdings!


MTL Holdings New Product Release - XL Gutter

MTL Holdings has expanded their GT-1 tested product line with the introduction of the XL Gutter – the largest GT-1 tested gutter on the market. The XL Gutter is the largest gutter available – up to 14” – that is engineered and tested to meet the requirements of the ANSI/SPRI GT-1 Standard for Gutter Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofs. This innovative gutter system incorporates a 2-in. wide, heavy-gauge aluminum z-bracket and a lower mounting hanger to ensure the system stays secure and prevents wind uplift – no external brackets or wind straps needed.

“When developing the XL Gutter, we didn’t want to bring just a larger solution with the same, traditional design to the market,” says Eric Younkin, VP of Product & Engineered Services for MTL Holdings, “We had three key objectives: to meet testing, to improve contractor productivity, and to get people off the edge faster. After years in the making, we’re proud to bring this revolutionary, patent pending gutter system to the roofing industry. The XL Gutter is the largest GT-1 tested solution available, carries a 30-Year, 160 MPH Wind Warranty, minimizes downspouts, and reduces install time anywhere from 30-60%.”

The XL Gutter is available through both Metal-Era and Hickman Edge Systems. Learn more and see what contractors and specifiers are saying about this revolutionary product by visiting the brand websites at www.metalera.com and www.hickmanedgesystems.com. 

Purchase your XL Gutter today!


Risky Business: Breaking Spec and Code Noncompliance

Disregarding code compliance & ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 testing for edge systems on low slope roofs –
a requirement in every state – risks your project, your reputation and, most importantly, your building's occupants. Untested substitutions increase your risk of failure, increase your liability
and can end up costing you more than saved.

  • Roof edge is the building envelope's first line of defense against wind.
  • Typically 1% of total project cost, inadequate roof edge accounts for 59% of reported failures.
  • Don't fight the spec - partner with us for compliant solutions.

ES-1 compliance doesn't have to be expensive or difficult - choose economical & easy-to-install Edge Systems One, our thoroughly tested, contractor-friendly roof edge family. Find the perfect fit for your conditions and reach out for a quote!

Learn more about Edge Systems One Fascia and Coping.


ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 Continuing Education

Complimentary In-Person or Virtual Seminar

Learn the important value of ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 code by requesting Perimeter Edge Metal Wind Design, your complimentary in-person or virtual AIA & IIBEC approved continuing education seminar with all the need-to-know information.

Request a Seminar on ES-1 today!


Up to 12% Off Key Products

Due to expanded manufacturing capabilities, including investments in new equipment and automation, we've increased our capacity and are passing the cost savings along to the customer. We recognize and share the roofing industry's frustrations with labor shortages, increased costs, supply chain issues, and inflation and are happy to provide some Price Relief.

  • Effective immediately, the price reduction applies to five products within our fascia and coping lines, specifically designed to expedite the contractor process.

  • Consistent with our standards for code and compliance, the reduced cost products maintain the industry’s highest standards and carry our manufacturer wind warranties. 

  • ​All five Price Relief products qualify for QuickShip.

  • Quotes will be held for our standard 60-days.

Request a quote.


Pre-Engineered Edge Metal Solutions

Streamline Operations, Reduce Labor Costs, and Grow Profits with Pre-Engineered Edge Metal Solutions. Finding the right products that meet the building requirements, fit within your schedule, and most importantly, reduce your labor time and costs, can make a big difference in your bottom line. This is especially true in the case of roofing: one of the last steps in the construction process, when it’s vital to finish the project on time. Contrary to your typical shop fabricated metal, Metal-Era’s pre-engineered roof edge systems are designed to maximize contractor efficiencies. With a simple installation process and no on-site fabrication required, you can complete the job and move on to your next project quicker. We help you stay on schedule with effective ordering systems, the largest on-hand inventory in the industry, and a nationwide support network. And it all comes with the confidence of being backed by the best wind and performance warranties available. With Metal-Era you keep your project moving, your customers happy, and your bottom line strong.

At-A-Glance

  • Designed to provide simple installation and labor savings
  • Largest onsite inventory and quick-to-ship options available
  • Backed by some of the strongest warranties in the industry
  • Tested exacting standards, including ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1, FM Approvals, and Miami-Dade County

Wood Nailer Alternative Products

What if you didn’t need a wood nailer? Metal-Era makes using a wood nailer obsolete. The roof perimeter and corners serve as the first line of defense against severe winds, rain, hail, storms, tornados, hurricanes, and much more. If the edge fails, the entire roof system is in jeopardy. Replacing old wood nailers at the building perimeter with Eliminailer-T or EdgeBox RI significantly reduces the risk of failure and helps protect the entire roof system from costly damages and blow off.

Wood Nailer Alternative Benefits:

  • Strengthens and protects the roof perimeter
  • Reduces the risk of roof system failures
  • Creates a consistent, secure edge for roof assembly attachment

Eliminailer is a next-generation nailer design, delivering exceptional roof edge protection.

  • 215 mph lifetime wind warranty
  • Offers an average savings of 89% on labor

Learn more today!


Metal-Era Products

Finding the right products that meet the building requirements, fit within your schedule, and most importantly, reduce your labor time and costs, can make a big difference in your bottom line. This is especially true in the case of roofing: one of the last steps in the construction process, when it’s vital to finish the project on time.

Contrary to your typical shop fabricated metal, Metal-Era’s pre-engineered roof edge systems are designed to maximize contractor efficiencies. With a simple installation process and no on-site fabrication required, you can complete the job and move on to your next project quicker. We help you stay on schedule with effective ordering systems, the largest on-hand inventory in the industry, and a nationwide support network. And it all comes with the confidence of being backed by the best wind and performance warranties available. With Metal-Era you keep your project moving, your customers happy, and your bottom line strong.

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Regional Technical Sales

Metal-Era Roof Edge SystemsMetal-Era’s Regional Technical Services team is a nationwide team of technicians available to customers for complimentary measurements, job ordering and training.

  • Save time and money by having their experts measure and order your jobs, reducing/eliminating errors
  • Expert technical advice on-site at no charge
  • Ensure proper coverage of challenging components
  • Field measurement details are provided by the RTS, protecting the installing contractor of any mismeasurement
  • Metal-Era products comply with ANSI/SPRI ES-1, FM, Miami Dade, and Florida Building Code for IBC compliance

Learn about our Regional Technical Sales.


Building Envelope Solutions

Metal is not just what we do, it is who we are. We know the value of metal as a corporate identity and are passionate about providing solutions that bring the design and intent of the building to life.

We provide a single-source solution for metal envelope prototype, design, and supply to realize your perfected building and brand vision. Building design is complicated. It needs to meet aesthetic requirements, be functional for the people that live, work, and visit the building, and, most importantly, provide protection for those occupations. We operate at the cross-section of where form meets function. We proudly boast the broadest portfolio of tested metal envelope solutions in the market with the highest wind speed warranties in the industry. Over 75% of our standard products are tested and meet ANSI/SPRI, Miami Dade, and Florida Product Approval. 

Learn more about our Building Envelope solutions.


Our SPEQ Promise: Speed, Protection, Expertise, Quality.

Everything we do at Metal-Era is built around our SPEQ Promise of Speed, Protection, Expertise and Quality. You’ll find it in every aspect of our business … from our quick turnaround times on quotes and customer requests, and the continual reduction of lead times, to our high-wind warranties and commitment to providing customized solutions to fit unique needs. We have a long history and strong reputation in the industry, with long-tenured employees who are trained to tackle complicated projects and geared towards improving processes every day. We top it all off with investments back into the company, purchasing top-of-the-line equipment and robotics and running independent testing of our products. Our team works hard to deliver the SPEQ Promise to our customers every day.

Read more about our SPEQ Promise.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

We take pride in our commitment to sustainability through continual environmental, social, and economic initiatives, both internally and externally. We strive to help our customers achieve their own sustainability goals by extending the serviceable life of the building envelope. Our aim is to provide sustainable roofing products, to protect the environment, and to practice corporate responsibility through our everyday operations and continued recycling efforts. 95% of the materials we use for our products are sustainable, including our reusable extruded aluminum bar and recyclable galvanized steel covers.

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Your Florida Edge Metal Connection: Dedicated Local Experts Ready to Serve

Have you connected with Rolando and David, your local Florida representatives for everything Metal-Era and Hickman Edge Systems?

Rolando Figueroa

A lifelong Floridian with over 20 years of experience in commercial roofing, Rolando Figueroa is an enthusiastic specialist in this market.

Rolando partners with contractors, private label membrane partners, architects, and specifiers to provide dedicated service, support, and products tailored to their project’s unique needs. Consider Rolando as your personal resource for all things edge metal! You can reach Rolando directly at Rolando.Figueroa@MTL-Holdings.com or 813-293-3597.

 

David White

In addition to Rolando, take advantage of David White's expertise as your Florida Regional Technical Sales teammate.

David makes for a great wingman, and he is especially skilled at complimentary roof measurements, take-offs, training, and on-site demos. Plus, David is exclusively equipped with the Falcon Roof Measurement Tool, which is accurate to tenths of a degree and thousandths of an inch and produces a plug-and-play installation guidemap. Feel free to connect with David at David.White@MTL-Holdings.com and 386-564-7880.


Your Texas Edge Metal Connection: Dedicated Local Experts Ready to Serve

Have you connected with Melissa, Ruben, and Connor, your local Texas representatives for everything Metal-Era and Hickman Edge Systems?

Melissa Richey

A Texan with over 25 years of experience in construction manufacturing and commercial roofing, Melissa Richey is an enthusiastic specialist in this market.

Melissa partners with contractors, private label membrane partners, architects, and specifiers to provide dedicated service, support, and products tailored to their project’s unique needs. Consider Melissa as your personal resource for all things edge metal! You can reach Melissa directly at Melissa.Richey@MTL-Holdings.com
or 214-604-8114.

 

Ruben Aguirre & Connor Cade 

In addition to Melissa, take advantage of Ruben Aguirre and Connor Cade's expertise as your Texas Regional Technical Sales teammates.

Ruben and Connor make for great wingmen, and are especially skilled at complimentary roof measurements, take-offs, and training. Plus, both are exclusively equipped with the Falcon Roof Measurement Tool, which is accurate to tenths of a degree and thousandths of an inch and produces a plug-and-play installation guidemap. Feel free to contact Ruben at Ruben.Aguirre@MTL-Holdings.com or 512-468-8993 and to contact Connor at Connor.Cade@MTL-Holdings.com or 469-734-7553!


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MTL Holdings New Product Release - XL Gutter

MTL Holdings has expanded their GT-1 tested product line with the introduction of the XL Gutter – the largest GT-1 tested gutter on the market. The XL Gutter is the largest gutter available – up to 14” – that is engineered and tested to meet the requirements of the ANSI/SPRI ...
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Latest Podcasts

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Brad Van Dam – A SPRI Year of Success

S6:E19 In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Brad Van Dam in person at the 2024 International Roofing Expo (IRE). As he exits his presidency, Brad shares with Heidi the successes of this leading association and the projects that will be active in 2024. ...
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Eric Younkin – LIVE from MTL Holdings HQ!

S5:E73 Heidi J. Ellsworth is live at the MTL Holdings Headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin to visit with Brad Van Dam and Eric Younkin of MTL Holdings. After a plant tour and Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) meeting they all sit down to talk about the RT3 event and then dive ...
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Eric Younkin - MTL Holdings Launches a GT1 XL Gutter

S5:E54 In this Roofing Road Trips episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Eric Younkin of MTL Holdings to discuss the launch of their new product, the GT1 XL Gutter. They will discuss the benefits, labor and time savings, and the importance of crew safety. It is an opportunity to ...
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Latest Webinars

Metal-Era / Hickman - Get to Know the GT-1 and the XL Gutter Lunch & Learn

Get to Know the GT-1 and the XL Gutter

In this Lunch & Learn, get ready to learn about extra large gutters! Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Eric Younkin of MTL Holdings to discuss the innovative new GT-1 XL Gutter system. Learn how this system can decrease labor costs, is safer to install and requires less time on ...
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CONTINUING EDUCATION with Metal-Era

AIA and IIBEC Continuing Education Programs Metal-Era is proud to offer the following continuing education programs to help architects, consultants, and contractors expand their industry knowledge and complete any required education credits needed throughout the year. Schedule your continuing education session today! Learn more about Metal-Era's Webinars. Loss Mitigation through Building Design The ...
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ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 Continuing Education: Complimentary In-Person or Virtual Seminar

Learn the important value of ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 code by requesting Perimeter Edge Metal Wind Design, your complimentary in-person or virtual AIA & IIBEC approved continuing education seminar with all the need-to-know information. Disregarding code compliance & ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 testing for edge systems on low slope roofs - a requirement in every ...
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Metal-Era / Hickman - XL Gutter

MTL Holdings New Product Release - XL Gutter

MTL Holdings has expanded their GT-1 tested product line with the introduction of the XL Gutter – the largest GT-1 tested gutter on the market. The XL Gutter is the largest gutter available – up to 14” – that is engineered and tested to meet the requirements of the ANSI/SPRI ...
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Metal-Era - Risky Business

Risky Business: Breaking Spec & Code Noncompliance

Disregarding code compliance & ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 testing for edge systems on low slope roofs - a requirement in every state - risks your project, your reputation, &, most importantly, your building's occupants. Untested substitutions increase your risk of failure, increase your liability, & can end up costing you more ...
View the Classified


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Metal-Era / Hickman - XL Gutter

MTL Holdings has expanded their GT-1 tested product line with the introduction of the XL Gutter – the largest GT-1 tested gutter on the market. The XL Gutter is the largest gutter available – up to 14” – that is engineered and tested to meet the requirements of the ANSI/SPRI ...
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You know how important the roof edge is to protecting the entire system and building overall. In order to add exceptional roof edge protection, look no further than Metal-Era's next generation nailer, the Eliminailer, to protect the system from costly damages and blow off! Once you've found what you want, add ...
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Latest Videos

Weekly Blend live from MTL Holdings

The Weekly Blend LIVE From MTL Holdings

Heidi and Karen report to us live from MTL Holdings for this week's episode of The Weekly Blend. Episode 82 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of our original web series, live from the ...
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To learn more about Metal-Era, visit their RCS directory, their MCS directory, and visit their YouTube Channel! Live From IRE 2024: MTL Holdings! MTL Holdings New Product Release - XL Gutter Contractor Labor Shortage Solutions: Pre-Engineered vs Shop Fabricated Edge Metal Metal Era Overview 2016 Video Introducing Eliminailer Anchor-Tite Fascia Installation VentZone Systems Indoor Air Quality with ...
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Weekly Blend episode 20

Episode 20 - Gearing up for Trade Show Season, Company Expansions and Lower Prices

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear what they have to say about all the happenings within the roofing industry. The 20th episode of our Weekly Blend series is here! Join President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for another exciting episode of this RoofersCoffeeShop® (RCS) original ...
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