Two-day Metal Roofing Systems Course

S-5! Two-Day Metal Roofing Course
November 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

By S-5! 

This December 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. - December 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CT, join Rob Haddock at the University of Wisconsin Madison to learn about metal roofing.

If you design, install, commission, maintain or repair metal roofing systems, this course will provide you with the tools and techniques to do your job correctly and avoid problems. Upon completing this course, you will be able to identify the best solutions to your metal roofing issues, whether you’re working on new constructions, performing maintenance, or re-roofing. 

Taught by Rob Haddock, CEO and founder of S-5!®, this two-day course includes technical and practical “soup-to-nuts” information presented in a common-sense fashion that makes the art and science of metal roofing clear, concise and understandable. 

Who should attend? 

  • Contractors 

  • Architects 

  • Owners’ representatives 

  • Materials specifiers 

  • Manufacturers 

  • Building envelope commissioning authorities 

  • Anyone involved in metal roofing design, construction, maintenance, repair and re-roofing 

Course outline 

Day 1 

Understanding metal roofing 

  • History 

  • Materials 

  • Metallic coatings and metallurgy 

  • Profiling and roll forming 

  • Profile types 

  • Hydrokinetic or hydrostatic? 

  • Principles of joining and sealing 

  • Sealant performance 

  • Why do metal roofs leak? 

  • Basic terms and definitions 

  • Principles of thermal response 

  • Panel attachment and fixity 

  • Curving options 

  • Slope considerations 

  • Common sense roof design 

  • Wind and its effects, and testing 

  • Paint types and coatings 

  • Warranties 

Rob’s rules of metal roofing 

  • Dual fixity 

  • Penetrations 

  • Roof details 

  • Drainage 

  • Sealants 

  • Repairs 

  • Metallurgy 

Day 2 

Low-slope hydrostatic details 

  • Fastener and sealant critical areas 

  • Eave 

  • End lap 

  • Ridge 

  • Expansion joint 

  • Perimeter flashings 

  • Panel clips 

  • Flashings  

  • Troubleshooting 

Steep-slope hydrokinetic details 

  • Substrate suitability 

  • Panel symmetry 

  • Underlayments 

  • Eave details 

  • Ridge details, hip and headwalls 

  • Panel fixity 

  • Valleys 

  • Rakes and other details 

  • Soft metals 

  • Oil canning, and what to do about it 

Materials and installation 

  • Re-roofing with metal  

  • Snow retention devices 

  • Integration with solar PV 

  • Unities metal roof products 

Learn more about the program or register today!

Learn more about S-5! in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit

About the Instructor 

Course instructor, Rob Haddock is a well-known expert in the field and has worked in various aspects of metal roofing for five decades―beginning as a laborer, then contractor, forensic consultant, technical author, educator, innovator, CEO and founder of S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions.

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