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Retrofit metal concerns
I read with great interest the September article "The rise of retrofit metal," page 32. The authors, David
W. Boozer, an area sales manager for Architectural Metal Systems,
Eufaula, Ala., and Allen Lancaster, president of Metalcrafts Inc.,
Savannah, Ga., present many good points about retrofitting metal
roof systems onto an existing roof structure. However, the
published details present an unacceptable method of supporting a
new roof system.
Do not use these details. Placing a base clip/bottom Z on top of
the existing roof system and not directly onto the building's
structural components is misleading. The concept "a picture is
worth a thousand words" in these graphic descriptions can lead
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