Five V Crimp Metal Roof Installation Specs

Guest User
4/23/2004
Where can I find installation specs/ diagrams for fastening these roof panels?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
4/24/2004
First, let me say that some installation techniques can vary from manufacturer to manufacturers. Therefore, the number one rule would be to get instructions from whoever manufactured the roofing you're buying. If the manufacturer does not offer instructions, find a higher quality manufacturer. At least two MRA member manufacturers (Fabral and McElroy Metals) produce this profile and would have instructions available including some details on their website. Additionally, one non-MRA member does have pretty full instructions on their website at www.metalsales.us.com
Guest User
7/5/2008
Is that all you can say is refer to the manufacturer !!!!!!!!!!!
Guest User
7/8/2008
Contractor 1, Who is supposed to tell you how to put it on, the salesman at the lumber yard?
Nate Libbey
7/9/2008
The issue here is that some products, even with the same name, may have slight design differences that require them to be installed somewhat different than another brand. Also, some companies reccommend you install in a different way in order to meet their warranty requirements. If we knew the brand, we might be able to direct you to the correct website address or contact information to find an installation guide. Otherwise the installation directions could be innacurate for the specific brand.
Guest User
7/9/2008
Nate, You are right. I've put on 5-V that has water channels on one side that has to be overlapped, 5-V with no water channel and there are portable roll formers that run a 5-V and I'm sure that profile changes from the roll former manufacturer to manufacturer. There are a lot of independent companies that roll metal and it could be one of their panels. As for as Contractor 1, if you are working on an existing roof you could take off a panel and hopefully it will be imprinted on the back side with the manufacturer's name. If the panel is more than a few years old it probably won't. Most big companies print their name on the back of the panel now.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/13/2008
Thanks guys. This does hit on a pet peeve of mine though. There are manufacturers who do things right -- supply manuals, do the testing, provide training, use quality raw materials, all that -- and then there are manufacturers who don't do any of that and want to ride on the coattails of the guys who do things right. I know it happens in the contracting world, too, and it's just the way it is but that doesn't make it right. If you're looking at a metal roofing product and the manufacturer does not even care enough to provide installation manuals, do you really think they will make themselves available later in the event of a warranty claim or other problem? Fuhgeddaboutit! I, along with fine guys like Nate and Wade, spend countless volunteer hours trying to do the things that these inferior manufacturers refuse to do. It really isn't right. As a manufacturer, I have even repaired roofs that were not even my product, just in order to help a consumer who has been treated poorly ... just to save our industry from a black eye. I will step off my soap box now. Thanks.
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