Metal Roof Systems

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Practical Engineering: Permanent Bracing for Piggyback Trusses

Permanent bracing for piggyback trusses More

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Alternative Roofing Materials

Plastic, metal and fiber-cement shingles and panels make for durable, fire-resistant roofs — without sacrificing good looks. More

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Watertight Skylights in Metal Roofs

Standard flashing kits for curbed skylights don’t accommodate standing-seam metal roofing very well. This site-fabricated system uses mechanical interlocks instead of soldered joints to form a low-profile, watertight seal. More

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Energy-Efficient Cathedral Ceilings

It’s difficult to achieve a high R-value in a cathedral ceiling while preserving... More

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For What It's Worth

Shallow seismic anchor, structural metal roof panels, wrinkleproof roofing felt More

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Q&A: Chimney Flashing for Metal Roofs

Q: I have to flash a chimney where it penetrates a corrugated metal roof with... More

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For What It's Worth

Thermostatic crawlspace vent, new fiberglass-mat roofing paper, fold-up hearing protectors More

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Q&A: Metal Roofs in High Winds

Q: We build along the coast in North Carolina, which is considered a high-wind zone with gusts up to 120 mph. We’re interested in using standing-seam metal roofing panels, but we are concerned about blow-offs. Can you tell us what details and panel specifications we should require from our roofing subs before accepting a bid? More

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Leakproof Details for Shallow Roofs

Conventional steep-slope roofing materials can be made watertight even on low slopes. Here are some details and techniques that work. More

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Q&A: Installing Metal Roofs

Q: Do you nail metal roof panels through the ridges or in the flats? More

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