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rnrunner 12-20-2011 02:43 PM

Storing and packaging metal roofing materials
 
How should various metal roofing materials (especially prepainted building materials) be stored and packaged at sites to prevent them from problems with bad weather? What effect does the weather have on them when they are left unstored and unpackaged? Any experts out there? :)

Bud Cline 12-20-2011 02:55 PM

All metal building components I have ever worked with have come in open crates. If stacked flat and properly there shouldn't be any issues. Weather won't have an effect on metal buildings wall skins and roofing panels - I mean...C'mon.

Same goes for any structural steel components. As long as everything is stored out of harms way what's the problem? It's not like they weren't already weatherproof.

rnrunner 12-20-2011 05:25 PM

Thanks, metal is pretty tough isn't it? However, I've heard a lot of feedback saying metal roofing panels should be stored in a dry place. Furthermore, rust can develop on bare galvanized metal panels due to zinc oxidation.

Bud Cline 12-20-2011 05:28 PM

So what's your point?
What is it you need to do or think you need to do?

OldNBroken 12-20-2011 08:37 PM

One concern people don't consider leaving them in the weather is if any of the panels or flashings have plastic protective film on them. If left long enough the sun and weather will bake the film onto the metal ruining the finish of the piece, but it takes months. Other than that, never really bother protecting it except for non-metal accessories.

Windows on Wash 12-21-2011 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by OldNBroken (Post 798864)
One concern people don't consider leaving them in the weather is if any of the panels or flashings have plastic protective film on them. If left long enough the sun and weather will bake the film onto the metal ruining the finish of the piece, but it takes months. Other than that, never really bother protecting it except for non-metal accessories.

+1

Prepare for an epic PITA if you leave the cling film on them in the hot sun.

:laughing:

tinner666 12-21-2011 08:41 AM

I just try to keep anu materials dry out of principal, but I've never worked metal in 'bad' weather. No experience in that area.

Windows on Wash 12-21-2011 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinner666 (Post 799184)
I just try to keep anu materials dry out of principal, but I've never worked metal in 'bad' weather. No experience in that area.

Wuss... :laughing:

Just kidding.

1985gt 12-21-2011 01:31 PM

Set one end of the crate higher then the other if your worried about traped water. Ans yes don't leave them in the hot sun with the protective film on. It won't take months but a few weeks and it will be a PITA from some manufactures. Some are not as bad as others.


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