Out-of-plane Substrates Can Cause Problems to Roofs
Out-of-plane roof substrates can create real issues when installing standing seam roof panels, so the transition from one trade to the other is critical.
When a metal roof has been chosen for a project, it is clear the building owner and architect are considering the long-term investment of a building. The performance of a metal roof is unmatched, and the aesthetics of a metal roof functions as an architectural feature. That stated, an uneven substrate, also referred to as out-of-plane substrate, will cause problems to both the performance and aesthetics of the roof. Metal roofing material is typically supplied in light-gauge steel, 29-gauge, 22-gauge, which will not hide defects in the substrate. See full article at Metal Construction News PDF | RTF