MCA Publishes White Papers About Metal Roofs, Metal Walls And Fasteners
Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has
published three technical resources on its website,
three white papers, two new and one updated, each cover important
design and safety aspects of metal construction: metal roofing, metal
walls, and metal fasteners. The three new resources available for free download are:
• Best Practices: Metal Building Sealant Types and Application Guidelines
new paper provides information about the most common sealant types used
in metal roofing and the important best practice guidelines for each.
The benefits and limitations of each sealant is discussed, so building
professionals can make informed decisions and recommendations regarding
the correct product for a specific application.
• Is My Exterior Wall Material Truly Noncombustible?
new paper clarifies safety standards in the International Building Code
(IBC) regarding metal walls and ASTM E136, the test for material
combustibility. The paper discusses topics such as what products or
materials will burn, what criteria causes a product or its assembly to
be deemed “non-combustible”, and cladding flame spread performance.
• Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels
updated paper discusses the differences between primary and secondary
fasteners and the importance of fasteners in securing the components to a
structure. Also included is a Recommended Fastener Guide to clarify the
selection of fasteners used with metal roofing and wall panels.
Fastener durability, compatibility, and load resistance is also
These white papers are free for download on the MCA website in the resources section.
About The Metal Construction Association
The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA's market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. For more information about MCA, visit www.metalconstruction.org.