It is so sad that people just speak drivel. Most only care about what they have, or how much money they have, most want more. Money is their god. To get it they will lie, steal and cheat. They run from the truth as a thief runs from the light.

What the Metal Roofing Industry Does not want you to know.

Found some interesting information that will help educate the public. The following are definitions from MBMA (Metal Building Manufacturers Association) Metal Building System Manual. The definitions define the 2 basic types of standing seam roof panels.

Metal panel systems that are designed to withstand being submersed in water for a period of time are called hydrostatic panels. Hydrostatic roof details rely on sealant to keep water from infiltrating the joints and seams. Hydrostatic roof details can be used at almost any slope (1/4:12 minimum).


Metal panel systems that are designed to shed water are referred to as hydrokinetic. Hydrokinetic roof details are typically devoid of sealant and rely on water to freely shed over the joints. Hydrokinetic roof details are not to be used on roof slopes below 3:12.

Also found the following information at ehow.com.

Define a Structural Standing Seam Roof
By Ann Salter, eHow Contributor

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Standing seam roofing systems are composed of durable , overlapping, preformed panels secured with concealed fasteners and can be divided into two basic categories: structural and architectural. Structural standing seam roofing benefits from increased strength, water-tightness and design flexibility over architectural panel systems.
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1. Strength
o Structural, standing seam roofing panels have greater spanning capabilities and resistance to wind uplift. Designed for structural stability, they can be installed spanning over purlins instead of a solid deck, allowing for a lighter roof.
o The structural standing seam roof’s taller seams, mechanical joining and factory-applied sealants combine to form a water-tight system, even at extremely low slopes. Structural panels, unlike architectural, can be installed on slopes as low as 1/4:12, and can even be mounted vertically as a wall panel.
o Structural standing seam panels are available in much longer lengths than architectural. Factory-formed sheets can be shipped in more than 80-foot lengths, and the lengths of field-formed sheets are virtually unlimited. Clip attachment systems allow for necessary thermal expansion and contraction of longer panels

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7832660_define-structural-standing-seam-roof.html#ixzz2dAsUb2F6

In conclusion….my opinion is that if a company claims that their standing seam roof is water shedding only, it should not be installed on any slope less than 3:12. I know there is at least one company that claims their standing seam roof panel is watershedding roof and not hydrostatic, but yet they still install sealant in the panels during fabrication…….?….what’s that all about. They also sell this panel for applications of less then 3:12 slope. They may deny knowing it was to be installed on a slope of less than 3:12 and at the same time will sell along with this panel the support purlins manufactured to a slope of less than 3:12 along with accompanying gutter. It is not hard to see what’s going on here. SELL THE PRODUCT….THEN REFUSE WARRANTY BECAUSE OF IMPROPER INSTALLATION…..AND PLAY DUMB ABOUT ANY BEFORE HAND KNOWLEDGE.


The Truth # 4

It is a shame that all the people on LinkedIn, the metal roofing industry and all the so called honest manufactures of metal roofing to include the MBMA continue to protect NCI/ MBCI and the Ultra Deck Roof. All th eEngineers know the problem

The Truth # 4

The Truth # 4

” Answer: A Standing Seam Roof.”

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Question ? What do the following people have in common ?

1. Wayne Dickinson       4. Norman Chambers   7. Gary Forbes           10. George Martinez

2. Ken Buchinger           5. Kathleen Affeldt       8. John Holland           11. Nathan Sleeper

3. Mark Dobson             6. James Berges            9. Lawrence Kremer    12. Jonathan Zrebiec

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The Truth # 4

Question ? What do the following people have in common ?

1. Wayne Dickinson       4. Norman Chambers   7. Gary Forbes           10. George Martinez

2. Ken Buchinger           5. Kathleen Affeldt       8. John Holland           11. Nathan Sleeper

3. Mark Dobson             6. James Berges            9. Lawrence Kremer    12. Jonathan Zrebiec


Life would be easier if we could do business with people who were truthful. Honesty is but a memory of America.


I hope more builders and building owners along with the designers read and educate themselves as to what roof slope and structural roofs are suppose to be, and perform as compared to water shedding roofs.

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Finding a good builder



Such a daunting prospect when looking for a builder, especially when we are bombarded with programmes about so called cowboy builders. However, all is not quite as doom and gloom as it may seem. Obviously as with any trade or industry you will still get those bad eggs that will rip you off and the building trade is no exception. But sometimes these bad experiences can be avoided with good strong communication and expectations from both parties. As a company we don’t provide domestic or residential work we only deal with commercial properties but it doesn’t mean that we still don’t come across someone prepared to cut corners or overcharge us, we need to be vigilant too. Whether you’re a business or a homeowner, here are some tips that can help you with any upcoming building work.

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The Truth # 3

I wonder why the Metal Roofing Industry, The RCI and the Self Storage Industry to include Inside Self Storage, Self Storage Association and Texas Self Storage Association makes no comments or maybe the question should be to the Self Storage people should be, are you not troubled by the fact that any facility that has this roof is Not a class A Facility. I know why the Metal Roofing Industry does not comment, it is called CYA. All Metal Roofing Manufactures put out specifications on their products with ASTM specifications and tests that are performed in test labs. That is nice ,But will your roof work in the real world. Every owner, installer, consumer has the absolute right to know if the Metal Roof actually performs when installed. Two very easy and simple tests. If your roof will leak when a garden hose is held 3 foot above the surface and water comes thru the roof you have a problem. The other test is direct from an ASTM committee. Perform a water head test on the roof at random locations. This can be done in an hour on approximately 40,000 sf. If you get a couple of drips don’t worry, But if you can take a shower you have a roof that is not sealed. We all owe the owner ( you know the person who pays the money ) the TRUTH. The water head test is so simple and truthful.