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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.

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How to | Metal Deck | Roof Deck

By: Robert Rubio
May 22nd, 2020

If you are a steel fabricator and new to metal deck installation then installing a metal roof deck may seem like a complicated process. In fact, you won't find much help on the internet in terms of how to actually install a metal roof deck.

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How to | Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
April 10th, 2020

At a basic level, it is very easy to bid a metal decking job. All a subcontractor has to do is decide on a price and submit a bid. However, this strategy will not usually result in making a profit. In fact, most of the time this strategy will result in LOSING MONEY.

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How to | Metal Deck | PunchLok II

By: Robert Rubio
March 19th, 2020

If this is your first time encountering a job with the Punchlok II tool requirement, you probably have a few questions. You’ve probably already learned where to get the PunchLok II tool, and what the tool used for. But one of the most important questions that you probably have is: how do I operate the PunchLok II tool?

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How to | Metal Deck | Cutting

By: Paul Rubio
February 27th, 2020

So you’re a contractor and you’re doing a small metal decking job. You have never installed metal decking and you have no idea how to cut metal decking. Don’t worry we have you covered. Our goal is to teach you the basics and walk you through the important safety precautions that you may have otherwise overlooked. We even made a video that shows you a step by step guide to cutting metal decking.

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How to | Metal Deck | Button Punch | Sidelaps

By: Paul Rubio
February 13th, 2020

So you’re a contractor and you have a small metal decking job. You do not know what a button punch is, you have no idea how to button punch metal decking, and you do not know where to borrow, rent, or buy a button punch tool. You’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry this blog will quickly answer all of these questions.

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How to | Metal Deck

By: Paul Rubio
December 19th, 2019

Most metal roof deck jobs are galvanized. Since you normally install a built up roof on top of the metal deck the color of the finish is irrelevant. Once in awhile though you have an uncommon condition in which you need a structural product that has an architectural finish. Your job requires a panel that has a galvanized substrate, can span a long distance, has structural engineering, and requires a nice looking paint finish. It would seem like such a product would exist, but it does not.