Steel Building Systems, Inc
We discussed the importance of using a metal building system with premium quality fasteners. How those screws are installed is equally important to the durability and waterproofing of a steel building. Learn how to install steel siding with our guide.
Preventing accidents is job one at a metal building job site. SAFETY FIRST at all times should be the primary goal.
Read the Installation Manual supplied with your metal building thoroughly before starting construction or installing metal siding. Follow all the instructions and safety precautions exactly.
Workers must wear OSHA approved safety goggles, hard hats, work gloves, and rubber-soled work boots at all times, including during the installation of steel panels.
Do not make the mistake of using cheap tools to assemble your pre-engineered steel building. Low cost, light duty tools often break down, causing unnecessary delays. Industrial rated, high quality tools produce better results— and will cost less in the long run.
RHINO recommends screw guns with an RPM of 1700-2000 for self-drilling screws. For self-tapping screws, use a screw gun with an RPM of 500-600.
Choose high quality sockets for properly seated screws. Worn sockets cause the screw to waver and wobble during installation. A tight-fitting socket drives the screw straight in for a stronger connection.
We recommend pre-drilling the sheeting panels to create a perfectly aligned, professional-looking screw placement. (See the RHINO Installation Manual for detailed instructions.)
Installing the paneling screws correctly is critical.
Drive the screws in straight, not at an angle.
Correctly seat the EPDM washers included with the cast zinc aluminum paneling screws for optimal waterproofing. Overdriving or underdriving the screws may cause leaks. Check to see that the washer extends just slightly beyond the screw head. (See the illustration at right.)
Call now and speak to one of our experienced building specialists about how to install steel siding. They will be happy to answer all your questions, discuss your building project, and give you a quick quote. Our toll free number is 888.320.7466.