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News - January 2017

Metal Roof Panel HVHZ Deflection Limits Increasing in 2017

The sixth edition of the Florida Building Code becomes effective December 31, 2017. Metal roofing designs on buildings located in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) of South Florida. Deflection limits are how much a member is permitted to deflect between supports and not strength. These limits reduce the unstable structural capacity of metal roofing.

These changes are limited to the HVHZ, which includes Broward and Dade Counties. The rest of Florida is unaffected. Modifications may result in the following:

  • Support framing spacing may be increased, especially in corners and along edges of metal roof systems.
  • Structural metal roof panels may be thinner, but not thinner than 24 gauge in accordance with the HVHZ provisions.
  • Metal roof designs may be more similar to designs used in the rest of the state.
  • Moor roofing products may be able to pass the TAS 125 testing, allowing for more options to building owners.

Changes in the HVHZ deflection limits for structural metal roof panels are significant, which increase the usable structural capacity of metal roof panels, and may result in more economical roofs and more options for building owners.

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In the northern half of the world, January is the coldest month of the year. The cold makes birds travel less than usual and sends bears into hibernation. In the southern half of the world, January is the warmest month of the year, during which both animals and plants thrive.

Severe Weather Damages Roofs, Downed Trees in South Florida

wind palm beachMonday night’s storms knocked out power to thousands across Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.A fast moving squall line moved quickly across the state overnight bringing damaging winds, lightning and possible isolated tornadoes.

Miami-Dade is reporting significant roof damage to multiple structures and several uprooted trees across the county. William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens was closed Monday because of “apparent tornado damage”. The same weather system is responsible for killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens more in Georgia and Mississippi.

Meet Jacob Irvin

Jacob IrvinEvans Roofing would like to welcome Jacob Irvin to our team as Project Manager.

Jacob comes to us via South Carolina where he spent five years doing roofing and framing. He then spent two years at a large roofing and construction company before moving to Florida to work at Evans.

We look forward to growing Evans Roofing with help from Jacob’s years of experience in the industry.

Job of the month - Allen Morris in Brickell

• Located: Allen Morris - Brickell Avenue, Miami FL 33131
• Roof system: Duro-Last Single Ply PVC Recover System over Dens Deck over PolyISO over Asphalt Built-up Roof over LWC over Steel Deck
• Roof size: 13,300 sq ft

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Old Bill says...

Old BillOld Bill saysWinter is on its way to South Florida.

Do a visual inspection of your roof several times a year. Call Evans Roofing if you see streaking stains on the shingles, curled or buckled shingles, areas on the roof missing granules or rusted flashings. Water stains in the attic or moss or mold on the roof are also signs of potential problems. It may be time for a new roof if you are noticing higher than average energy bills, moisture or mold in the attic, or leaks after extreme weather.

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