Tri County Metals is committed to assisting our customers achieve a metal roofing system that will last a lifetime. One way to achieve this is to help educate our customers on key aspects to the installation process.
The topic we want to discuss today is the purlin installation.
Purlins are non-pressure treated, 1” x 4” x 12’ lumber that is installed on to the roof in a specific layout pattern and screw pattern. The purpose of the purlins is to provide a solid foundation for the metal roofing panels and trim to be screwed to.
No. We do recommend it, however. For new construction, Florida building code does not require the use of a purlin system, and some profiles, like our TCM-LOC panel, does not require use of purlins. You will typically see purlins used for re-roof project over existing shingles or other situations.
There are a few common questions we see arise when discussing the installation of the purlin system.
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