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

 

The answer depends on the length of your single span.

Due to the age of many roofs in need of repair, you’ve likely found that there are no drawings or design data available for the building to help you choose the correct roof deck gauge for your patch repair. Even though you don’t know the service capacity required by the original design, the table below will help you to determine the maximum distances that Roof Decks can safely span during construction. Maximum construction spans for floor decks depend on the depth of concrete you’re pouring, so please call us with that information and we’ll help you figure out what you need.
Steel deck laying on a single span

Finally, note that the number of spans your deck covers impacts allowable construction spans and service load capacities differently:

•  Roof Deck maximum construction spans DO NOT increase after you cover two spans •  Roof Deck service load capacity DOES increase after two spans •  Floor Deck maximum construction spans DO increase after two spans •  Floor Deck service load capacity DOES increase after two spans
Maximum Construction Span Chart for Steel Roof Decks
Please call us if you would like more help choosing the right deck for your job.  We’ll ship what you need the SAME DAY from one of our 12 locations!