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Q: What is metal roof decking?

Q: What is composite metal decking for?

Q: What’s the typical depth of metal roof decking?

Q: What’s the difference between galvanized and prime painted steel deck?

Q: What gauge Type A metal deck do I need for this 5′ span?

Q: Is 9/16″ steel form deck available in 20 gauge?

Q: What is composite deck made of?

Q: When I measure for sheet lengths, how much deck needs to rest on the supports?

Q: How do I know if my deck is Acoustical, Cellular, or Cellular & Acoustical?

Q: How many screws are needed to attach my steel deck?

Q: What is the net coverage of 36 inch wide steel roof deck?

Q: Can I patch roof holes using short sheets of roof deck covering only a single span?

Q: How should I attach the sides of my metal deck sheets together?

Q: My drawings show Type ‘IR’ deck. What is that?

Q: Can I field paint galvanized deck? My first attempt peeled right off!

Q: Why is my bundle of galvanized B deck full of white powder?

Q: Why is the white-bottom deck on my job covered with red streaks across the bottom?

Q: My project calls for phosphatized and painted white bottom composite deck. What is it and why haven’t I seen it before?

Q: Can I install metal deck over a curved roof without cutting a sheet for each span?

Q: How much does a bundle of deck weigh and where should I set it on the building?

Q: I forgot to order my deck with rolled-in hanger tabs! What can I do?

Q: I’m replacing some painted roof deck that’s 0.035 inches thick. What gage number do I need?

Q: My project calls for vented 3” composite floor deck. Is that available?

Q: Why can’t I install B-deck directly onto wood trusses?

Q: I am replacing deck around a vent pipe. Can I just cut a hole in the roof deck or do I need to reinforce it somehow?

Q: How should I install this sump pan in the metal roof deck?

Q: My deck was dented when it was unloaded from the truck. Do I need to replace it?

Q: How much does a 20-foot long deck sheet weigh?

Q: I just need your standard roof deck. What is that called?

Q: The engineer told me to use Q deck over the old elevator shaft. What is Q deck?

Q: How many spans should my metal deck cover to get the maximum capacity?