Glued on Roof Steel (Reprised)
Earlier this year I wrote about a situation where a client glued on his roof steel (https://www.hansenpolebuildings.com/2016/03/glue-roof-steel/).
Well, it turns out our client was merely 30 years ahead of his time (think Back to the Future)!
Please read on…….
The StealthBond© concept began during a dinner conversation with Florida roofing contractors and their suppliers. Homeowners have always preferred the traditional “Key West” look of a 5V Crimp metal roof, but they don’t like all the exposed screws which are necessary to install the metal roofing panels.
“Has anyone ever considered a way to glue down metal roofing so you don’t have all those screws?” After all, structural adhesive technology has advanced tremendously in the last 5 years and is used for bonding components on aircraft and space shuttles. Why not take advantage of this technology on metal roofing panels?
The StealthBond© R&D team was challenged with this task, and a method to install traditional 5V Crimp metal roofing without screws was born. StealthBond© is the metal roofing industry’s first concealed adhesive system utilizing structural adhesive technology. The proprietary fastening method is hidden and concealed. Stealth.
Now building owners can have the “Key West” look they want without all the screws.
Humans have been connecting material using adhesives for thousands of years. Modern roofing companies are now using this tried-and-true technique to attach roofs with concealed fastener systems. The benefits of using adhesives for metal roofing are many, including the elimination of screw holes, reduced installation time, elimination of oil-canning, dimpling and more.
StealthBond© was named Roofing Contractor Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for 2016. The unique application utilizes adhesive, rather than screws, to install metal roofing. The product is definitely an innovation to the field of roofing and considered a “game-changing product” by the accredited publication.
Before getting your skivvies tied up in knots over this product, it currently has some limitations. It is only available in Florida and has to be installed by a certified installer, over a solid sheathed deck.
I can see where, in the future, adhesives will be able to be applied directly to roof purlins to eliminate through screws!
Now this, would be a true game changer!
For more information on this product please visit www.stealthbond.com