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Soldering Copper Flat Lock Roof Seams

The International Training Institute (ITI) commissioned Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) to evaluate 1/2 inch wide flat lock seam soldered joints. The study investigated the in-service cyclical thermal loads that flat seams typically experience, and to test varying levels of dressing extent, joint gaps, voids in solder, edge seam solder geometry, and solder extent, to help analyze the minimum requirements for meeting the intended service life of 75 years without failure in a 1/2 inch wide flat lock seam.
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New! SMACNA’s Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator

One of the most frequently asked architectural questions SMACNA receives is on sizing gutters and downspouts. In response, SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department has created a free Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator.  
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2017 Update for Architectural Fascia and Coping Wind Tests Report

SMACNA’s Technical Resources Committee completed wind uplift testing on custom-fabricated fascia and coping architectural elements constructed in accordance with the SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual.
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SMACNA's Architectural Manual offers quality assurance methods

SMACNA’s new “Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide,” 1st edition, is a tool for evaluating exterior sheet metal building components—roofing systems, exterior walls, flashing, copings, etc.—during initial construction and for ongoing condition assessments and maintenance. SMACNA teamed up with RCI, an international association of professional building envelope consultants, to write this book.
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Architectural Sheet Metal Inspection Guide

An invaluable inspection resource for owners of standing seam, batten seam, or Bermuda-type roofs. Presents practical troubleshooting and corrective tips for typical problems of roof panels, gutters, downspouts, fascia, copings, flashing, ridges and hips, valleys, expansion joints, penetrations, fasteners and soldering.
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  • Technical Paper Soldering Copper Flat Lock Roof Seams

    The International Training Institute (ITI) commissioned Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) to evaluate 1/2 inch wide flat lock seam soldered joints. The study investigated the in-service cyclical thermal loads that flat seams typically experience, and to test varying levels of dressing extent, joint gaps, voids in solder, edge seam solder geometry, and solder extent, to help analyze the minimum requirements for meeting the intended service life of 75 years without failure in a 1/2 inch wide flat lock seam.

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  • News New! SMACNA’s Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator

    One of the most frequently asked architectural questions SMACNA receives is on sizing gutters and downspouts. In response, SMACNA’s Technical Resources Department has created a free Downspout and Gutter Sizing Calculator.  

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  • Technical Paper 2017 Update for Architectural Fascia and Coping Wind Tests Report

    SMACNA’s Technical Resources Committee completed wind uplift testing on custom-fabricated fascia and coping architectural elements constructed in accordance with the SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual.

    More

  • News SMACNA's Architectural Manual offers quality assurance methods

    SMACNA’s new “Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide,” 1st edition, is a tool for evaluating exterior sheet metal building components—roofing systems, exterior walls, flashing, copings, etc.—during initial construction and for ongoing condition assessments and maintenance. SMACNA teamed up with RCI, an international association of professional building envelope consultants, to write this book.

    More

  • Technical Paper Architectural Sheet Metal Inspection Guide

    An invaluable inspection resource for owners of standing seam, batten seam, or Bermuda-type roofs. Presents practical troubleshooting and corrective tips for typical problems of roof panels, gutters, downspouts, fascia, copings, flashing, ridges and hips, valleys, expansion joints, penetrations, fasteners and soldering.

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  • Technical Paper Architectural Sheet Metal Manual

    This completely revised publication contains the most comprehensive set of recommended practices available for proper design and installation of custom-fabricated architectural sheet metal including roof drainage system design for scuppers, gutters and downspouts.

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  • Technical Paper Custom Fabricated Sheet Metal Test Report

    Achieving uniqueness in building construction should start at the top. When choosing a roofing style, many architects choose custom fabricated metal roofs. SMACNA's Custom Fabricated Sheet Metal Roof Test Report describes the performance of the double lock standing seam and batten seam metal roof conforming to the SMACNA Architectural Sheet Metal Manual.

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  • Technical Paper SMACNA Master Index of Technical Publications

    The Master Index provides contractors, design professionals, and code officials with a centralized resource of SMACNA technical documents. The index includes key words or phrases from all SMACNA technical standards, manuals and guides.

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