Metal Deck Blog
Are you a steel fabricator, general contractor, or engineer looking to learn about metal decking? Learn about roof deck, floor deck, Punchlok. Read our metal deck blog.
B Deck is the most common structural metal deck because of its strength and it’s affordability.
Metal Deck | B Deck | Roof Deck
Metal decking can be used in a variety of commercial and industrial projects. This type of decking generally has a ribbed profile and can be used for flooring and roofing as well as fencing and gates. This type of decking can be welded as well as installed using screws.
Pan decking is a term that we get inquiries for on a weekly basis, but it hasn’t been manufactured for over 50 years. So why then do we keep getting calls for pan decking if it isn’t available?
Metal Deck | Composite Floor Deck
Do you have a job that requires metal decking for concrete? It might surprise you that there are a lot of factors that go into purchasing the correct metal decking for your project. If you install the wrong type of metal decking the building can collapse.
Do you have a job that has PLB-36 metal decking specified and you need to learn more about it? You’ve probably installed B decking in the past, but have never purchased PLB-36. PLB-36 is a relatively new product when compared to the typical type of B deck.
Metal Deck | Composite Floor Deck | Roof Deck
Dovetail Decking is a type of metal roof and floor deck that blends structural metal decking and an architectural ceiling. It’s the perfect product to carry the load requirements of your structure, while still providing a sleek, modern, and finished looking ceiling.
Do you have a set of plans with a Dovetail metal deck specified and you have no earthly idea what that is? Well, that’s ok, because this is a new product. It’s been developed so that you can have a metal roof deck or floor deck that’s capable of long spans, shallower floor depths, and superior sound ratings.
Do you have a job in which cellular metal decking has been specified? This type of metal decking system is not used that frequently. Before you submit a bid there are a few important things you need to understand. Cellular metal decking isn’t just another type of metal deck. It’s expensive, not readily available, and it serves a completely different purpose than non cellular metal decking.
Metal Deck | PunchLok II | Button Punch
If you have a metal deck job specified on your plans, you will need a tool to connect the side lap. You have two primary options for side lap connections: button punch or Punchlok II. It’s common to have questions about which sidelap connection is right for you.
Do you have a set of plans with HSN3-32 metal roof decking specified and you need to learn more about it? You’ve likely installed lots of metal decking projects but have never heard of this type of metal deck. That’s because it’s a new product that’s intended as an alternative to N Deck.