When specifying metal panel roof systems, roof system designers
and specifiers need to be aware of specific standards. Sometimes,
the standards applicable to metal panel roof systems are identical
or similar to those that apply to other roof system types. However,
in some cases, standards unique to metal products or metal panel
roof systems apply.
Two ASTM International standard specifications, ASTM E1514,
"Standard Specification for Structural Standing Seam Steel Roof
Panel Systems," and ASTM E1637, "Standard Specification for
Structural Standing Seam Aluminum Roof Panel Systems," provide
basic design guidelines for steel and aluminum structural
standing-seam roof panel systems.
The two standards address weather protection, specified design
loads and proper access over roof surfaces to provide for periodic
equipment maintenance. Each standard addresses specific performance
requirements (minimum design loads, thermal movement), structural
integrity (load capacity), panel material, panel clips, anchorage
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