Month: January 2018

Ventilated Metal Roofing Systems

Posted on January 25, 2018 by kbuchinger

Metal roofing is commonly installed on residential or light commercial buildings, where longevity and aesthetics are a priority. When those buildings are wood framed or use roof sheathing, the desired results can still be achieved, as long as some basic guidelines are followed. One of the most fundamental items to address is making sure that […]

Air Leakage and Water Penetration Testing of Metal Roof and Wall Panels

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Jason Allen

Metal roof and wall panels have many test standards they must meet under certain environmental conditions. Test standards that are specified for metal panels in our industry are ASTM E283 (air leakage) and ASTM E331 (water penetration) for wall panels, and ASTM E1680 (air leakage) and ASTM E1646 (water penetration) for roof panels. While the corresponding tests […]