Roofing Events at METALCON Tradeshow

Why Attend METALCON as a Roofer or Roofing Contractor?

For the past 32 years, METALCON has been the premier event for everything related to metal construction and design. Each year, we innovate to bring fresh and relevant offerings to the table. Recognizing the value that roofers and roofing contractors have found in previous conferences, we’ve further enhanced our sessions and hands-on workshops to be even more roofer-centric!

Did you know that the global metal roofing industry is experiencing significant growth, with an estimated market size of around $19 billion in 2023 and projections to reach approximately $28 billion by 2030? This growth is driven by the increasing demand for durable, energy-efficient, and sustainable roofing solutions, particularly in residential and commercial sectors across various regions, including North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific​.

Here’s what roofers and roofing contractors can gain:

  • New to metal? Learn how to add metal roofing to your services to attract a broader customer base and increase revenue. Not only does metal roofing offer durability, energy efficiency, and modern appeal, but the diversification sets your business apart and positions you as an industry leader.
  • Discover the latest metal innovations and technologies in our dynamic exhibit hall.
  • The opportunity to network with top vendors and industry peers, solidifying strategic partnerships.
  • Engage in exclusive interactive sessions, live demonstrations, and targeted workshops dedicated to roofing.
  • Enhance your technical skills and broaden your industry knowledge in a variety of areas, particularly in metal roofing and design.
  • Stay ahead of metal roofing industry trends and learn from the best in the business!

Join us at METALCON 2024 to connect, learn, and grow in the ever-evolving world of metal roofing and design!

Introducing the METALCON Training Zone

The 2024 tradeshow floor will include a METALCON Training Zone sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. This zone offers hands-on learning opportunities for roofing contractors interested in adding metal roofing to their product line, regardless of their experience with metal.

Led by John Sheridan and his team of experts at Sheridan Metal Resources, the training will showcase demonstrations and educational sessions using mockups and materials like painted steel, aluminum, zinc, copper, and other natural metals. It will be available in English and Spanish and held in the Exhibit Hall, which is open during expo hours.

Metal Construction Association’s Metal Mastery Demos

As metal roofing gains popularity, it’s become more crucial than ever for contractors and installers to understand the nuances and proper techniques for forming panels and installing metal roofing systems. In this series of demos, experts from the Metal Construction Association and Metal Roofing Alliance will cover industry installation best practices of metal shingles, standing-seam roofing panels, and much more.

Explore Free Roofing Learning Sessions

Our educational sessions are included in your registration! Are you looking for practical, solutions-oriented roofing education led by industry experts? Well, you’re in the right place.

Maximizing Profitability and Avoiding Pitfalls in Steep Slope Roofing

  • Overview: Join industry veteran Todd Miller as he reveals key strategies for successful metal roofing businesses. Learn from the insights and tips he has gathered while coaching top contractors to enhance your own operations.
  • Date and Time: November 1, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Best Practices Learning Center

AC472 and AC478 Accreditations for Improving Quality and Success

  • Overview: This session will explore two key accreditation programs, AC472 and AC478, aimed at elevating work quality in the metal building industry. Representatives from the IAS, MBMA, and MBCEA will address and respond to specific questions from designers and specifiers.
  • Date and Time: November 1, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Building Performance Learning Center

Chemistry to Create Color in Coil Coatings

  • Overview: Discover the fascinating chemistry behind creating color in coil and extrusion coatings. Seasoned professionals from Sherwin-Williams will guide you through the science and design aspects, including the psychology of color, pigment properties, performance, and more.
  • Date and Time: November 1, 2024, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Location: Technical Know-how Learning Center

Discover In-depth Roofing Workshops

While these workshops are not included in your registration, as a roofer or roofing contractor, you will find these incredibly valuable. We recommend considering our value pass for optimal savings!

Low Slope Detailing Workshop – Certificate Course

  • Overview: This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics and unique details of low slope metal roofing. Attendees will learn how sheet metal can be innovatively used on low slope roofs, contrasting with the techniques required for steep roofs, and explore various creative installation options.
  • Date and Time: October 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Designated Meeting Room: A316

Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc)

  • Overview: Welcome to Metal Roofing 101! This course will cover everything from the history of metal roofing to fabrication and manufacturing techniques. The course will be presented by Rob Haddock, the CEO and Founder of S-5!.
  • Date and Time: October 31, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Location: Designated Meeting Room: A304

Metal Roof Installation Training Certificate Program Part: 1

  • Overview: This two-day, eight-hour introductory certificate program, based on the MCA’s Metal Roof Installation Manual, offers participants classroom training on various topics, including substrates, safety, and panel types, along with direct interaction with industry experts. Successful participants will receive the MCA’s Metal Roofing Certificate of Completion.
  • Date and Time: October 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Designated Meeting Room: A303

Metal Shingles Painted and Stone Coated

  • Overview: Preformed metal roofing panels, including metal tile, shake, shingles, slate, and stone-coated styles, combine aesthetic appeal with the durability and performance unique to metal roofing. This demonstration will cover how to select and install these products effectively, considering regional factors, necessary accessories, and best installation practices, highlighting why they are considered roofing’s “best-kept secret.”
  • Date and Time: Open during expo hours
  • Location: METALCON Exhibit Hall, Aisle 2100

Standing Seam Metal Panels

  • Overview: In this demo, the experts at Sheffield Metals will showcase how to choose the right standing seam metal roof system for your project, as well as practical installation techniques and overall best practices.
  • Date and Time: Open during expo hours
  • Location: METALCON Exhibit Hall, Aisle 2100

Retrofit Systems with Metal Roofing

  • Overview: The growing focus on sustainability and energy performance will drive greater demand for the retrofit of existing buildings, with metal’s durability making it ideal for roof upgrades. Join DJ Highnote and Charlie Smith as they discuss the nuances of retrofitting over various roofing systems and facilitating the installation of photovoltaic systems.
  • Date and Time: Open during expo hours
  • Location: METALCON Exhibit Hall, Aisle 2100

Gear Up For METALCON 2024

What are you waiting for? METALCON is the place to be for all things roofing. Enhance your expertise and join us in Atlanta for an epic experience at METALCON 2024.

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