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Light Gauge Steel Structural Roof Systems

Do They Meet The BuildingCode?

  What is a "Structural Roof System"?

    A Light Gauge Steel Roof System consists of:

  • Light Gauge Steel Trusses
  • Truss Bracing
  • Truss Connections:
  • Truss to Truss, Truss to Structure
  • Roof Deck Assembly
  • Shear Transfer Framing
  • Eave Edge Structural Supports
  • Valley, Hip, and Ridge Structural Supports

These 7 Structural Elements form a "Roof System"!


What is required to meet the code?

   The 7 structural elements of the "Roof System" must meet the

   following building code requirements:


  1. Light Gauge Steel Trusses
    • Support Vertical loads both up and down
    • Transfer lateral loads
    • Provide proper bearing for the deck i.e. avoid knife-edge conditions


  2. Truss Bracing
    • Prevent chord buckling
    • Prevent web buckling


  3. Truss Connections
    • Resist gravity loads
    • Resist wind loads
    • Resist seismic loads


  4. Roof Deck Assembly
    • Support both uniform and concentrated vertical loads
    • Act as a shear diaphragm resisting either seismic or wind loads


  5. Shear Transfer Framing
    • Collect shear and transfer it to the structure and the diaphragm chord below


  6. Eave Edge Structural Supports
    • Support concentrated and uniform loads at the roof edge
    • Collect shear from the roof deck


  7. Valley, Hip and Ridge Structural Supports
    • Support concentrated and uniform loads
    • Transfer shear across the roof deck transition planes


All 7 Items Must Meet Code Requirements!


 If each of these 7 elements in your light gauge steel roof system has not been designed and certified by a structural engineer, then chances are:


Your Roof Won't Meet the Building Code!


Our 7 elements will meet the building code!

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