Update: New Tax Credit For Residential Metal Roofs

Homeowners can receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500, for Metal Sales metal roof panels installed on their principal residence. The deduction applies to roofs installed between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. With Metal Sales, environmental efficiency goes hand-in-hand with financial efficiency.
From the Metal Roofing Alliance:
“As reported at the recent MRA annual meeting, the U.S. government approved a $500 tax credit for qualifying residential metal roofs installed in 2015 and 2016. This provides a new marketing opportunity for the residential metal roofing industry, as this is the first time in several years that the tax credit isn’t just retroactive, but is guaranteed for the current year.”
For more information, visit our new Federal Tax Credits Page.
  • Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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Scott Bacon Named Vice President Sales and Marketing

Scott Bacon has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation in Louisville, KY.
“We are excited to welcome Scott to the Metal Sales team,” says Nick Dowd, President of Metal Sales. “He has extensive experience with metal wall and roof system. Scott brings an in-depth knowledge of both the architectural and post frame markets, and the distribution channels that service each market.”
Bacon most recently was employed as VP of Commercial Sales for Fabral. In addition, Bacon spent many successful years in sales and leadership roles with HH Robertson, Reynolds Metals Company, and Centria. Throughout his 30 years of building product industry experience, he has gained expertise in all aspects of metal roofing and siding commercial and architectural applications to include single skin products, insulated metal panels and metal composite material (MCM). Scott’s broad based industry experience and leadership skills make him an excellent match for Metal Sales.
Scott Bacon earned a Business Degree from Penn State University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University. In addition, Scott served our nation as a member of the U.S. Army. We are thrilled to have Scott as he helps Metal Sales grow well into the future.
  • Posted On 15 Jan 2016
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Yellow Cab provides free transportation to Summerbridge students

Summerbridge is a free six-week program for approximately 40 middle school children from need-based socioeconomic backgrounds designed to help these students bridge the gap between academic years, while helping to alleviate brain drain over the summer. The students are in reading, writing and math classes every day. Another facet of the program is introducing the students to potential careers. The students submit their top three jobs that are interested in and the staff works with local business to afford the students the opportunity to shadow an employee.

On Tuesday July 14, the students will shadow at the following sites Barrett Dental Care on Shelbyville Road, Middletown Animal Hospital, All Pets Veterinary Center, Eclipse Bank, Louisville Executive Aviation, Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, The Kentucky Science Center, The Clinical Translational Research Building; a functional area of The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Judge Denise Clayton of the 4th Appellate District Court, Jewish Hospital, Judge Olu Stevens, and the Fire Department Headquarters. The students will be able to spend three hours at the sites and gain valuable knowledge about that specific profession.

Transportation to the majority of these sites and back to Sacred Heart Model Schools, where the program is being housed, is provided free of charge by Yellow Cab services. This day would not be possible without the continued support of the businesses and individuals who agree to take on the students and give up a few hours of their time, thank you all.


For questions about Yellow Cab contact Laura Dailey at (502) 214-7386.

For questions or inquiries about Summerbridge Louisville contact Carrie Peterson by phone at (502) 554-5538 or email at


Summerbridge is housed during the 6 week summer session at Sacred Heart Model School, 3107 Lexington Rd., 40206.  Sacred Heart has provided their facilities to Summerbridge Louisville for the summers since 2005.  If further information is needed concerning Sacred Heart Academy’s support for Summerbridge contact Laura Grinstead, Communications Manager, 3177 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206, office number (502) 896-6033, email

  • Posted On 30 Jul 2015
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Metal Sales™ Outfits 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome in New Orleans

LEED Platinum-Designed Home at Greenbuild Booth #1139

LOUISVILLE, KY – Metal Sales™ roof and wall panels will be showcased on the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Expo in New Orleans, October 22-23. The 1,550 square foot modular home meets LEED® for Home Platinum requirements and will be available to tour at booth #1139 on the Expo floor.

·      Metal Sales Vertical Seam roof panels deliver a dependable, long-lasting, and beautiful roof for the home. These 16” wide, 24 gauge Acrylic-coated Galvalume metal panels have a long life span, are 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled content. Vertical Seam features a tall, narrow seam that is ideal for attaching solar photovoltaic systems.

·      Metal Sales Soffit Panels deliver a high-performing and sleek wall solution. These 12” wide and 24 gauge panels feature a Metal Sales Linen White Color with a PVDF finish. Linen White is ENERGY STAR® listed and certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council. The panels also contribute to LEED® points in both Steep Slope and Low Slope applications. Linen White Color Finish provides pinnacle performance, with a .83 solar reflectance – 89 in the Solar Reflectance Index.

After the Greenbuild Expo, the LivingHome will be permanently placed on a Make It Right site in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward to aid ongoing Katrina recovery efforts.

  • Posted On 15 Oct 2014
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Metal Sales™ Unveils New Standing Seam Roof System

T-Armor Series™ Adds Performance, Installation Ease and Design Flexibility to New or Existing Roofs

LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the nation’s leader in metal roof and wall systems, introduces its newest product offering: the T-Armor Series™ Structural Standing Seam Roof System.

The T-Armor Series uses Metal Sales’ concealed clip design to allow for a sustainable, cost-effective and practical roofing panel system for new construction or retrofit. To achieve this level of performance, Metal Sales has implemented its unique sealed seam cap into the T-Armor Series. The sealed seam cap design has several advantages over the standard interlocking leg system, allowing for multi-directional panel installation, simple replacement of a damaged panel and provides superior weather tightness.

The T-Armor Series also offers an optional continuous concealed clip, specifically designed for roofs that are frequently exposed to high winds and heavy environmental loads. The clip can extend the full length of the panel or may be used only on specific areas of the roof. The continuous clip design creates an increased area of contact for panel-to-clip engagement, allowing the roof system to bear heavier loads and strengthen its wind uplift resistance. This clip design also allows for complete thermal expansion and contraction of roofing panels reducing risk of oil canning, and giving the system a tight weather seal that lasts for several decades.

  • Posted On 14 Oct 2014
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Metal Sales™ Renews Declare Label Through June 2015

Metal Sales has earned a renewed Declare Label through June 2015. Declare is an ‘ingredients label’ program for building products operated by the International Living Future Institute (the Institute). Declare aims to provide transparency and open communication by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily share their product sources, materials and manufacturing locations.

  • Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Jim Beam® American Stillhouse Wrapped in Metal Sales™

Metal Roof and Wall Panels Help Achieve LEED® Gold Certification

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales™ metal roof and wall panels outfit the LEED® Gold certified Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery in Clermont, KY. The Stillhouse showcases Jim Beam’s bourbon-making process by hosting tours in a sustainable and visually appealing facility.

The facility’s design unites Jim Beam’s family tradition, company history and commitment to sustainability with more than 31,000 square feet of Metal Sales products.

“The metal wall and roof panels gave us the look we wanted for the Stillhouse,” said Clark Barnette, AIA at Barnette Bagely Architects who served as architects of the Stillhouse. “There are several traditional rickhouses on the property and the corrugated panels allowed us to match the existing buildings.”

The LEED Gold project project recycled 25% of building materials and diverted more than 80% of the construction materials from landfills. Other sustainable features include occupancy sensors and control panels with built-in timers to regulate lighting throughout the facility to save energy. Low-flow water fixtures reduce water usage by 50% annually in the Stillhouse.

“Metal roof and wall panels are great building materials,” says Barnette. “They offer supreme durability, a unique look and are sustainable thanks to their recyclability.”

  • Posted On 13 May 2014
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Free cab rides make Derby safer

Louisville Kentucky: Early Times Mint Julep, the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby, and Yellow Cab are teaming up to offer vouchers for safe rides at select locations in Louisville during Kentucky Derby week in an effort to encourage people to plan ahead to keep drunk drivers off the roads. A specially designed Kentucky Derby – themed taxi will be in various areas of town. You’ll be asked to sign the taxi as your personal pledge to drink responsibly, and then you’ll receive a taxi voucher valued at $15, which you can redeem toward a safe ride home Derby weekend.

  • Posted On 1 May 2014
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OVACO Stands by Promise to Utilize Latest Technological Advances

Shelbyville KY… Ohio Valley Aluminum Company adds a newly designed custom saw to the manufacturing facility. “After months of engineering and design, we are excited to use the highly efficient machine” said Steve Richardson, General Manager. The new billet saw will produce at least two times more efficiently as the previous saw. The saw, designed by B&O Saws Incorporated, has the capability to cut double billet.  The custom saw also executes automated stacking and banding. The investment will also allow OVACO to use a poly band rather than a steel band.

‘The custom saw will allow the saw department to keep pace with the casting house and our growing customer base” commented Richardson. With the new saw, comes a lighting upgrade to the saw department. OVACO will replace all current lights with LED lighting. OVACO is committed to energy savings and implementing best practices for the facility.

  • Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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Metal Sales™ Brings New Life to Historic Building

Transit-Oriented Development Project Utilizes Metal Panels

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales™ roof and wall panels balance the old and new at the AB&W Building at 157 Washington Street in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The former auto showroom and candy factory site was redeveloped as a mixed-use building with retail and housing units.

The transformed AB&W Building is located one block from the new Four Corners commuter rail station. It consists of 3,300 square feet of commercial space for three retail tenants and 24 affordable rental cooperative housing units. The historic 1920s brick façade was preserved for the retail storefront while the remainder of the original building was demolished.

Metal Sales supplied more than 6,000 square feet of 2.5” Corrugated, 26 gauge metal roof and wall panels in a MS Colorfast45® finish with a vibrant Patriot Red color. The panels adorn both the front and rear façade of the building.

  • Posted On 4 Mar 2014
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