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Metal roof

Posted by Bill on June 26th, 2000 12:15 PM
In reply to Metal Roof installation? by Mike on June 24th, 2000 09:50 PM [Go to top of thread]

I just put up a pole barn with a metal roof.
I don't know of a web site but I went to and
searched for books on pole buildings.
Found and bought several and all discussed metal
roofs in their sections on roofing.

In my case, I used engineered trusses at 4'OC with
2X4 purlins at 2' OC. Screwed the metal roof panels
to the purlins with the screws supplied by the
roofing manufacturer (they come with rubber washers
under the heads). Drove the screws thru the lands
of the roof panels just so they compressed the
rubber by about half.

It was pretty straight forward. Luckily my uncle is
a lightweight and doesn't mind heights. He had to
climb up the purlins to run the screws - 20 some feet
up at the ridge! By-the-way, have several extra
cordless drill batteries.
We did the roof of a 16 X 32 building (9/12 pitch)
in a day with two working high and one handing the
panels up.

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