HELP! for leaky standing seam metal roofs

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products

In our part of the world, many commercial, institutional and industrial buildings are built using standing-seam metal as the roof cladding. Steel, the most commonly used material, provides a long-wearing weather barrier which is both tough and reflective. However, all good things must come to an end, and with metal roofs this often means puddles and pails in your facility.

If you are a facilities manager trying to determine how to best remediate this situation, let me introduce you to your new best friend: EPS flute fillers. By custom-cutting the exact shape required to fill the metal pan up to the height of the standing seam, EPS can effectively flatten your deck and allow you to re-roof using a variety of single-ply membranes. The best news is that in addition to flattening your roof deck, you are adding R-value to your building which will lower your operating costs. Your new roof actually pays for itself!

EPS Flute filler Roof InsulationEPs Flute Filler Roof InsulationAny style of flute design can be filled with EPS contour-cut flute fillers. ACH Foam can help you design your contour and provide samples for field testing to insure a good fit.

EPS Flute Filler Roof InsulationSo, the good news is that no matter the size of the roof or the complexity of the design, an EPS flute filler can flatten your roof while adding R-value and lowering operating costs. Maybe, after all is said and done, that roof leak can end up being the best thing to ever happen to your facility!

EPS Flute Filler Roof Insulation Walgreens Distribution Center

2010 Walgreens Distribution Center. EPS Flute Filler Roof Insulation Installation.

About Pat Austin

BSIE from Marquette University in 1986, MSMSE from UW Madison in 1989. General contractor for 13 years before joining the ACH Foam team in 2007. Married to Kelly, with four sons.
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2 Responses to HELP! for leaky standing seam metal roofs

  1. Brian Smith says:

    Does it shrink

    • Mary A. Burk says:

      Brian, There is zero shrinkage. Likewise, the R-value also remains constant from the date of manufacture throughout its lifetime. That’s why we provide a 100% R-Value warranty while other insulation’s do not. This same product, known EPS Geofoam in roadway engineering applications, is relied upon for its stability, physical property performance, and predictable material behavior. Basically, it will behave the same from day you purchase it for many, many years to come.

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