Posted by Harry Pasternak on August 29, 2003 at 08:25:58:
In Reply to: Re: corrugated steel siding posted by Kiwi on August 29, 2003 at 00:04:04:
The question is - not whether people do it. The question is - does the material fail over time - unknowingly letting rain into the roof and/or wall structures and cause mold and/or dry rot in the structural members?
The Small Homes Council at the University Of Illinois did a study for the USA military and found that steel roofing on military buildings let water leak through fastening holes - which had enlarged over time.
What am I saying? Check and see if any research done ilocally.
And before anyone builds something because somebody has built that way in another part of the world - is a classical way to build something that will probabaly fail. There are 1000's examples of taking an idea out of context and applying it.
For example, what is the rainfall in NZ versus Maine. What is the highest wind speed in NZ versus Maine. Remember one has to be a good engineer in order to design a good building.
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