Decking on a Metal Roof

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Quality Metal Decking in Stock - (510) 887-2227 - Roof Deck | Quality Metal Decking

1-1/2" depth, 36" coverage, 5' to 12' Optimal Span(s) Standard G60 Galvanized (G90 Available) Excellent Diaphragm Shear -- Add Use of DeltaGrip Tool to produce the highest shear diaphragms in the industry for 1.5" roof decks Web and Total Perforated Acustadek (Acoustical Batts Included) Options Available Equivalent to the following types of metal roof decking: Verco HSB-36, Vulcraft Type B and BI, Wheeling High Strength B and BW 3" depth, 32" coverage, 10' to 16' Optimal Span(s) Standard G60 Galvanized (G90 Available) Good Diaphragm Shear -- Add Use of DeltaGrip Tool to produce the highest shear diaphragms in the industry for 3" roof decks Web and Total Perforated Acustadek (Acoustical Batts Included) Options Available Wider 32" panel results in most labor efficient 3" Type N Roof Deck in the industry 4.5" depth, 12" coverage, 16' to 24' Optimal Span(s) 6" depth, 12" coverage,...
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Learning Objective

In this guide you will learn how to install a standing seam metal roofing system.

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For most homeowners and DIY enthusiasts, a standing seam metal roof installation is not a do it yourself project. But for those few who dare, let this serve as an introductory educational guide on how to install metal roofing on a small shed or a free standing garage. if nothing else, you can still benefit from the basic conceptual understanding of the metal roofing installation process provided in this guide.

Materials and Tools you will need

* Sheet metal hand seamer aka folder or crimping tool.
* Drill/Driver
* Wood cutting: For minor wood repairs, a cordless reciprocating saw.
* Hammer, rubber mullet, tool belt, metal snips/shears, tape measure.
* Safety rope, anchor and...

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If you are a homeowner considering installing a new metal roof on your house, then undoubtedly, one of the burning questions on your mind is how much will it cost?

On average, you can expect to pay between $5.50 and $12.00 per square foot of metal roofing installed. Granted, this is a pretty wide pricing range, but, you can expect a metal shingle roof to average between $7.00 to $10.00 per square foot installed, while a standing seam metal roof will cost between $9.00 to $12.00 per square foot installed.

Now, assuming the average cost of $10.00 per square foot of metal roofing installed on an average-sized roof, it will cost about $17,000 to install approximately 17 squares or 1,700 square feet of metal roofing on a typical house. The low-end cost for steel shingles installed over-top of the existing roof would be around $14,500 for the same roof, while the high-end cost of aluminum standing seam would be about $19,500 for a comparable roof.

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Ask-The-Experts forum

Below is a forum for exchanging information concerning residential metal roofing, including general material and metal roofing installation questions. Should you have questions or concerns that deal with specific branded metal roof products please contact the manufacturer directly.

Expert Panel

Mr. Bus has over twenty years experience in the metal roofing and siding industry. Dick is President of ATAS International, Inc., a family owned manufacturer of architectural and residential metal roofing and siding. ATAS manufactures profiles in aluminum and steel for the residential and architectural roofing market. Panels are manufactured with high performance coatings. Dick was Chairman of the Residential Roofing Council for the Metal Construction Association (MCA). He Chaired the committee to write the Minimum Performance Guideline for Residential Metal Roofing. He is now the 2nd Vice President of the MCA, which is part of the Board...

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ANY size. ANY place. ANY time.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply stocks the metal deck and metal deck accessories you need for delivery or pickup. Whether you need immediate stock from our warehouse or a preplanned custom fabricated order, we can get the deck you need. Choose from the country's most complete selection of:

Metal Roof Decking B Decking (Wide Ribbed Decking) A Decking (Narrow Ribbed Decking) F Decking (Intermediate Ribbed Decking) N Decking (Long Span Decking) Form Decking Composite Metal Floor Decking Corrugated Roofing and Siding Metal Decking Accessories Galvanized Decking Structural Decking Steel Decking Corrugated Metal Decking Cellular Metal Decking Stainless Steel Metal Decking Acoustic Metal...
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Installing D-MAC bridgeform south of Atlanta

A metal deck fabricating and distributing company, D-MAC Industries Inc. was founded in 1988 to serve the needs of roofing contractors, structural fabricators and material handling dealers across the USA and beyond. D-MAC strives to bring the best possible service to the metal decking market by offering exactly what the customer needs, when he needs it. From roof deck to composite floor deck shipped cut-to-length with deck accessories, D-MAC has the fabricating capabilities that save time and labor in the field, and which common deck supply houses and stocking distributors cannot offer. D-MAC is also an Associate Member of the Steel Deck Institute.

D-MAC also offers competitive metal deck pricing and innovation in rack deck, mezzanine deck, dust covers, and catwalks. From solid decking with flat covers, to Improved Water Shower Rack deck, which allows water to pass through at over 30 gallons per minute per square foot,...

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Stainless, Aluminum, Galvanized

The 3" depth allows for longer spans not possible with lesser depth profiles. The increased span capability allows the use of a lighter gauge, which can prove to be cost effective. Also, because of its long span capability, the use of the N Decking will minimize support requirements. The narrow spacing between the ribs of the N Deck allows for rigid insulation or pouring concrete. The load carrying capabilities of the N Deck generally surpass that of other long span metal decks. N Deck is available in corrugated stainless steel, both T304 and T316, and is suited for caustic environments. It is also available in galvanized, galvalume and painted steel.

Roof Decks


Type "B" Wide Rib Click below for Technical Data and CAD drawing more information Type "B" Cellular Deck Click below for Technical Data and CAD drawing more information Type "S"...
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