I was recently on the roof of a metal building, a hangar built 20 to 30 years earlier. We were doing some work on the hangar door system. I’d noticed, from below, numerous obvious roof leak issues. A typical R-Panel type roof, I set out to replace an old screw or two adding value to our service. I walked off the roof, found the noted locations and observed other areas of concern. It became apparent to me that this was another case of a good product, poorly served by a sloppy installation.
In the 80’s the metal building industry seemed to have a lock on the big warehouse box stores, distribution centers and such. Years of lax regulations and zero oversight, resulting in under-performing structures built by opportunistic shortsighted builders left a bad taste in the mouth of many of these end users. Continue reading Metal Buildings Suck?