Metal Roofing Championship Games

2017 MCA METALCON Metal Roofing National Championship Games


Celebrating its 4th Annual metal roofing competition to be held at this year, the MCA Games Task Force has finalized the event schedule.  Being held October 18-20, there will be five challenges each of the first two days.  In recognition of the METALCON venue being held in Las Vegas this year, the appropriately named theme is “Aces of Las Vegas” for this event.


Each day, 5 pre-registered teams with 2 contestants each will compete for cash awards each day.  On Friday, the third day, the two teams from Wednesday and Thursday that have the most collective points will compete for the Grand Cash Award and title of “MCA METALCON 2017 National Metal Roofing Champion”


Primary Material & Equipment Sponsors this year are:


Drexel MetalsMBCINew Tech MachineryPetersen Pac-Clad, LSI Group, Inc. - Roof Hugger, LLCS-5!, Triangle Fastener Corporation


Cash Award Sponsors are:


Accurate PerforatingAKZO NobelATAS InternationalAtlas Bolt & Screw Company, The Bradbury Co., Inc., Building Products Development, CIDAN MachineryDesignandBuildwithMetal.comDrexel MetalsExcel StampingGSSI Sealants, Inc., Kloeckner MetalsLogan StampingsMcElroy MetalModern Trade CommunicationsPetersen Pac-CladSheffield MetalsSFS intec, Inc., VMZincValspar


The Aces of Las Vegas Competitions and starting times for each day are described as follows:


1:00 PM – The MBCI & Pac-Clad “Retrofit Panel Installation Challenge”, is where contestants will install the “base” R-panel roofing onto the Games steel-framed mock-ups that are 8-foot x 9-foot.

2:00 PM - The Triangle Fastener Corporation’s “Screw Gun Challenge”, where contestants will install a series of self-drilling fasteners into a structural zee-shaped purlin member.  Fastest time and properly seated fasteners will determine the winning team.

3:00 PM - The Roof Hugger, Inc. “Hug A Roof Challenge”, where contestants will install 40 lineal feet of factory-notched zee-shaped sub-purlins on a mock-up existing ribbed metal roof paneled frame. Fastest time, properly seated fasteners and sub-purlin alignment will determine the winning team.

4:00 PM – The New Tech Machinery & Drexel Metal’s “Standing Seam Challenge”, where contestants will install 6 each 16-inch wide metal roof panels over the factory-notched sub-purlins.  Fastest time and properly seated panel seams will determine the winning team.

5:00 PM - The S-5! “Let it Snow Challenge”, where contestants will install S-5! ColorGard® snow retention onto the 16-inch metal roof panels.  Fastest time, properly seated/torqued fasteners and ColorGard® alignment will determine the winning team.



  • Each challenge will last from 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Judging will be provided by the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA).
  • Cash awards are provided by generous MCA member companies. On October 18 and 19, there are five competitions where each Winning Team of the day will win $500 for each competition won, or a total of $2,500 per day.  In addition, the team with the most collective points of the day will win another $750. On Friday, October 20th the two collective points winners from Wednesday and Thursday will compete in a run-off of four competitions and the 2017 Metal Roofing National Champion Title and the Grand Prize of $2,000.
  • Each contestant will be required to sign a liability waiver and disclaimer prior to each daily competition.
  • Each Team will be provided required power and hand tools, gloves and safety glasses
  • Each contestant will be required to wear rubber sole non-slip shoes
  • Only one company’s team of two contestants can compete each day Wednesday and Thursday. This means two separate teams can compete on separate days, one team each day. Any one team cannot compete Wednesday and Thursday.


Registration Deadline is September 30th


Pre-Register Now!


View the 2016 Roofing Championship Games Winners

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