The course, Metal Roof Design: Top 10 Problems and How to Solve Them, is based on an article and seminar conducted for the Roof Consultants Institute by metal roofing industry experts Brian Gardner and Charlie Smith and can be accessed by members online.
Metal roofing is gaining in popularity in both commercial and residential markets due to its durability, low operational cost and sustainability. Owner expectations for this product family have increased as well and now include more aesthetics and long-term performance. While metal roofing systems are up to these challenges, when they fail due to improper installation, the results are costly. Consequently, it’s imperative designers have full knowledge of metal roof design and detailing. The course covers 10 problems metal roof designers face and describes how these problems can be prevented through proper design.