October 5, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
By Cass Jacoby.
A.C.T. shines a spotlight on projects that expertly use their metal deck to create a beautiful and strong structure.
This month’s A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply project of the month comes from South Carolina, where a roofer used “A” and “B” Roof Decks. “A” Roof Deck, also known as Narrow Rib deck, is 1 ½” deep, 6” on center. This kind of deck is mostly used in repair and reroofing projects to match existing profiles in older buildings, it is rarely used in new construction and its load capacity is lower than the “B” Roof Deck.
The “B” Roof Deck is also known as Wide Rib deck, and is most commonly used metal roof decking for new construction projects and has the highest strength to weight ratio that provides a support surface for various types of roofing materials and 1” or thicker rigid insulation.
As you can see in this job, combining the Narrow Ribbed “A” Roof Deck and the Wide Ribbed “B” Roof Decking, help to make the building structurally sound and beautiful. These metal deck types are so popular because they are as strong as they are lightweight, making them easy to install and serving as a structural substrate in roof construction.
About A.C.T Metal Deck Supply
A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, the largest distributor of metal deck in the U.S., serves all 50 states with 15 locations. Metal roof deck, form deck and composite floor decks are available in all types, gauges, and finishes for immediate use as well as any size order produced for any project requirements and schedule. Specialty products: stainless steel, cellular and acoustic decks, construction drawings, take-off and project management are also available.
Cass works as a reporter/writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, AskARoofer and MetalCoffeeShop. When she isn’t writing about roofs, she is putting her Master degree to work writing about movies and dancing with her plants.