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The situation with steel decks



SDI bulletin; FM approach; steel roof deck finishes; Steel Deck Institute.

Steel roof decks commonly are encountered in lowslope roofing projects. According to NRCA’s 2015- 16 Annual Market Survey, steel roof decks are used in a majority of new construction building projects. Also, NRCA’s market survey shows steel roof decks are in place on about half of all existing building reroofing projects. Although steel roof decks have enjoyed widespread use and acceptance in the U.S. construction industry for years, the methods used to design steel roof decks to resist wind uplift have evolved and recently changed. Some changes may affect and limit specific roof system designs.

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