Standing seam metal roofs (SSMRs) have many functional and aesthetic advantages and a long history of reliable performance. They are system designs in which all the pieces must work together in complete harmony to have a successful outcome. This course examines the criteria that should be considered when selecting a standing seam roof panel for a project and the best practices to ensure a properly designed, detailed, and installed standing seam roof.
- Discuss the criteria examined when selecting a roof panel for a project to ensure expected benefits, such as durability, fire and impact resistance, watertight construction, and extended life cycle.
- Identify the applicable standards and test methods for SSMRs and discuss why SSMRs can resist the uplift forces typically imposed by extreme winds, protecting the structure and its occupants.
- Describe the key conditions that can affect the performance of an SSMR in a cold climate and summarize the steps designers can take to mitigate any potential negative effects of snow and ice.
- Design and detail SSMRs to avoid complicated situations that can lead to leakage and other failures by examining SSMR design conditions that require special attention.
- Examine common installation errors and explain how they affect an SSMR's service life.