Improper installation & material handling

Guest User
6/20/2015
Roofers installing stainless steel roof I believe are not properly installing, nor handling materials with care. All panels & hardware are on the ground being rained on for weeks. Rust is already on edges of panels- using Grip rite 4" wood screws, already rusting on flashing clips. The upper roof they have only installed lower pitch section & water in now leaking through my roof & sky lights. Please help!!! I attached a photo but have more if needed. They have not been here working for over a week. Started the job a month ago!!!!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/20/2015
Jamie, I am sorry to hear about the issues. I suspect what you have is not stainless steel but that is beside the point. You are concerned about workmanship. Have you met with the owner of the company your contract is with to discuss your concerns? Do you know who manufactured your roofing? Can you contact them for input and assistance with getting things on the right track? If you wish, you can email me photos for input. [email protected]
Guest User
6/21/2015
It is a 24 gauge galvalume steel 1-1/2 inch standing seam panel roof. Concealed clip fastening. I did send additional pics to e mail address provided. What do you think ?? I am not at all confident the job is being installed correctly or that the materials are cared for as should be. They have been laying on my blacktop on the ground in very rainy weather for over a month. All bent, creased, or with tools or debris thrown on top of them all as seen in pics.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
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6/23/2015
Jobsite picture is not ideal but I don't want to throw the contractor under the buss without knowing more. Jobsites can be a mess sometimes. Does Todd have the other pictures?
Guest User
12/28/2015
I had a standing seam metal roof installed,when I was cleaning leaves out of the gutter I noticed that the panels slid down past the drip edge and are now resting on the nails that support the gutter. This is a new roof only on for one month,what would cause this to happen, and is there a way to push the panels back up, the roof pitch is 12/12.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
12/28/2015
Standing seam panels often are installed using clips which allow the panels to float with expansion and contraction. It sound like yours was installed that way, That's a good thing, except the panels need to be "pinned" with at least one solid fastener at the top to keep them from sliding down.
Info @windowsonwashington.net
An informed customer is our best customer.
12/28/2015
What type of standing seam? Clip or mechanical lock? Pictures?
Guest User
12/28/2015
It does have clips, do you have any suggestions on how to push the panels back? and is pinning just running a screw into the wood on the roof where the ridge vent covers it
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
12/28/2015
Hopefully they will push back into place. Not a lot of other options. I am a little curious how they finished the ridge because normally finishing off the ridge would require solid fastening the uphill edge of the panels either to the roof deck or to a piece of metal trim.
David Stermer
12/28/2015
Dave, Panels sliding on the roof is generally controlled by three factors: roof slope, panel length and snow load. 12:12 is steep and will help the panel to move. Depending on panel length and the design snow load, additional fasteners may be needed to keep the panels on the roof. Significant snow load on a panel certainly can cause an inadequately attached panel to slide right off of the roof. I recommend discussing the panel attachment with the panel installer/manufacturer. The installer may have some tricks to slide the panels back up slope. I suspect the panels have some attachment to the high-end trim (ridge/hip) that may need to be removed to allow an individual panel to move. Please note that all roof work must be done in a safe manner with fall protection. Regards, David Stermer

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