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Increased spacing for roof panel clips saves time, money and labor costs

Increased spacing for roof panel clips saves time, money and labor costs

Metal roof installation contractors wanting to save costs on material and labor can use increased spacing between clips for Petersen’s PAC-CLAD standing seam roof panels. Fastening clips for Snap-Clad and Tite-Loc Plus 12- to 18-in. wide metal panels mounted on plywood substrate can now be spaced as much as 36-in. apart, which reduces costs for material and labor plus installation time.

Use of 36-in. clip spacing is available for use wherever a project’s design loads will allow. Results of performance testing on 36-in. clip spacing for Tite-Loc Plus using minimum 0.032” aluminum and 24 gauge steel on plywood, and Snap-Clad using minimum 0.032” and 24 gauge steel on plywood, has satisfied performance requirements of the following standards: UL-580, UL-1897 and TAS-125 in accordance with the Florida Building Code’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone. Testing was performed by Intertek. Signed and sealed load tables are available upon request.

“This testing provides Petersen’s customers with a competitive edge, which is always beneficial, but especially now,” says Sal Delfino, Florida technical manager, Petersen. “These new load tables provide for 6-in. clip spacing increments between 6-in. and 36-in. on center, which allows more design options for the specifier and a competitive edge for the contractor through an improved economy of scale in the form of fewer clips and screws, and less labor.”

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