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About Roof Hugger, Inc.


Roof Hugger, Inc.

City, state:
Odessa, FL
Postal code:
PO Box:
PO Box 1027
United States

We are "Red MC-1", Inventor of the ROOF HUGGER and Dale G. Nelson, president. A successful team of a combined 64 years experience in pre-engineered structure design and construction throughout many states and overseas.

The unique ROOF HUGGER was conceived and patented in the early '90s when it was necessary to re-roof one of our own buildings and we became aware of the various "make-do" materials and methods being utilized in retro-fitting new metal panels over old and degraded ribbed metal roofs. We were dismayed at the inadequacy and non-code conforming method most commonly used. That method being to "lay" an 18 gauge "hat" channel across (and resting on) the existing 26 gauge sheet ribs.

The system would not stand up to the most elementary engineering scrutiny for approval and/or certification. The system also raised the new roof plane to 2 1/2" to 3 inches above the structural system, an unacceptable solution.

Our experience dictated a need for a miniature "Z" section purlin that would "nest" into the existing profile and fasten directly through the pan into the structural system.

After eighteen months of trial and error sampling, ROOF HUGGER was born. Simple, one-piece, fast and easy to erect, the concept has been validated by its use on over 20 million square feet of retro-fit roofs to date over an area stretching from Guam and Hawaii in the Pacific, to the Caribbean Islands, Alaska and all points between.

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