Every year, accumulated snow unexpectedly slides off metal roofs, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, personal injury and even death. But the truth is these calamities can be prevented by a tested, proven and engineered snow retention system.
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Calling all installers, contractors and DIYers!
Exposed-fastened (EF) roofing covers a lot of territory – from agricultural and industrial buildings to commercial and residential properties. Sometimes called through-fastened, screw-fastened and face-fastened, EF roofing is a popular choice thanks to its reasonable price and long lifespan.
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Part Two -
Welcome to part two of our three-part series on 3 Tips for Mounting Anything to Your Exposed-Fastened Metal Roof. Our goal is to help you preserve your metal roof’s service life as you attach solar panels, snow guards, HVAC equipment or other accessories.
We hope you gained some new insights from our first blog in this series on the importance of materials compatibility.
In the near future, we’ll round out these valuable tips with an explanation of how load testing the brackets of your rooftop-mounted ancillaries is key to protecting your exposed-fastened (EF) metal roof.
Today, we are taking a deep dive into another vital topic to preserve your roof’s integrity: the world of proper sealants.
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Part One -
Are you mounting solar panels, snow guards, HVAC equipment or other accessories to your exposed-fastened (EF) metal roof?
If so, we’ve put together a three-part series on our top tips for successful installation to preserve your roof’s service life.
Over the course of the next three blog installments, we’ll cover:
- The importance of materials’ compatibility between the mounting attachments and your metal roof.
- The right time and place for you to use EPDM and butyl sealants.
- Why load testing is key to protecting your metal roof.
Tags: metal roof, metal roof brackets, rooftop equipment, exposed fastened, installation, sealants, weather-proofing