Session Details



October 19, 2023

Start Time

08:30 AM

End Time

12:30 PM

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Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc)
Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc)

Often billed as “Metal Roofing 101,” this course includes technical information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. Topics include the history of metal roofing, metals and metallic coatings, metallurgy, galvanic weathering and material selection criteria. Also covered: fabrication and manufacturing techniques, various seam types and panel profiles in addition to underlayment’s, the use and misuse of sealants, seam technologies and the principles of thermal cycling and panel anchorage. A great metal introduction for beginning and experienced building professionals.

This course is an advanced building block for the metal roofing essentials covered in Part I and covers the coil coating process, paint characteristics, common and popular steep and low slope construction details, “do’s and don’ts” of installation, in addition to curved applications and wind issues. Finally, the program delves into system design, drainage principles and system selection criteria, including the principles of water-shedding and hydrostatic designs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover metal roofing from 960 B.C.E. to 2023.
  • Define material selection criteria for steel and low slope metal roofing
  • Recognize different fabrication and manufacturing techniques – advantages and disadvantages
  • Identify seams types and panel profiles including key differences between hydrostatic and hydrokinetic systems and use of underlayment’s and joint sealants
  • Grasp rudiments of system design including basics of flashing, sealing, panel anchorage, and thermal response

This workshop requires pre-registration, an additional fee and includes your exhibit hall pass. Learn more about our NEW Value Pass options for the BEST DEAL for adding workshops to your agenda!

Rob Haddock

CEO and Founder, S-5!

Rob is a metal roofing expert who has worked in the industry for five decades―as a laborer, then contractor, forensic consultant, technical author, educator, innovator, and CEO and founder of S-5! He is a member of NRCA, ASHRAE, ASCE, CSI and ASTM and a lifetime honorary member of MBCEA and MCA.  Rob holds 60+ patents and innovated the concept of seam clamps to attach roof accessories to standing seam roof profiles.  He has served as faculty for the Roofing Industry Educational Institute, the Roof Consultants Institute and the University of Wisconsin. Rob is a recipient of numerous awards and was a charter inductee to the Metal Construction Hall of Fame. His presentations and technical writings have been translated and published in at least 10 languages, yet he is a down-to-earth, hands-on speaker who has a knack for making technical subjects easy for his audience to understand.