Guest User
11/7/2002
I just bought my metal to do my roof. The guy where I picked it up told me that I didn't have to put screws in the overlap rib or tape under the side lap. Is that right? What I've read is just the opposite. Shouldn't I put the small stitch screws through the side laps on the rib? It is Mcelroy Max-rib Ultra 36" panels.I'm putting it up in 2 days.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
11/8/2002
Dave, Please, before proceeding, contact McElroy Metal, the manufacturer, and confirm these details with them. Manufacturers' installation instructions exist for a reason -- to be followed so that a successful roof system will be the result. McElroy is a member of the Metal Roofing Alliance. Their website is www.mcelroymetal.com I would suggest you contact Ken Gieseke in their home office in Bossier City. His email is [email protected]
Guest User
8/28/2003
I am interested in two products, Custombuilt Snaploc and Vicwest Horizon. Can you tell me the pros and cons of each. The area we live has a lot of wind. What would you recommend. c
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/28/2003
As an association of competing manufacturers, it would not be appropriate for myself or other Metal Roofing Alliance representatives to compare products. I will say that Custom Bilt Metals is a member of the Metal Roofing Alliance. Other than that, here are suggestions. Compare base metals and paint finishes. Ask if they meet the Metal Construction Associations guide specification requirements for residential metal roofing. Go out and look at jobs of each product -- talk to the homeowners. Good luck. All Best.
Guest User
9/22/2003
I am concerned about the holes in a metal roof. Will the roof leak through exposed screw and nail holes? Is it recommended to install a metal roof so that you don't see the screws? Thanks for helping!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/22/2003
There are several types of metal roof systems designed to have exposed fasteners. Other systems have concealed fasteners. In most cases, exposed fastener systems should not be installed with concealed fasteners, and vice versa. Of the exposed fastener systems, either through the fastener type or its placement, or a combination, watertightness can be achieved. It is crucial that all systems be installed according to manufacturer instructions.
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