Guest User
9/5/2009
I am trying to get a steel roof on my house. The steel was ordered nearly 3 weeks ago. The supplier had written panel lengths on the estimate, the contractor and I obtained the manufactureres installation guide and verified the lengths. Long story short, the steel was ordered 2 inches shorter than the length listed on the estimate, unbenouced to me. The supplier explained that he was following the recomendations of the ridge vent manufacturer. The problem is, the horizontal distance between panel ends at the peak is going to be 4 inches and the steel manufacturers instructions say 2 inch maximum for this dimension. I have not yet taken delivery of the steel. My concern is that not following the steel manufacturers instructions will lead to problems and at that point the manufacturer will say "the product is incorrectly installed". I have asked the supplier to have the manufacturer look at this and give me a letter of approval for this installation or I will not accept the steel. Am I being over cautious on this ? I don't want to be putting a post in the "snow in the attic" section next winter. My contractor has worked with very similar hidden fastener panels but not this particular manufacturer, he is also a little concerned. Thanks in advance for any advice offered.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/6/2009
Things should be fine but asking for the manufacturer to verify this is not at all asking too much.
Guest User
9/6/2009
Bruce, As Todd says, things should be fine. You may have to use a wider ridge than normally planned on, but it will work fine. Mathews Roofing
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