Union Corrugating Roofing Product Receives Florida Approval

A new roofing product approval has been given to Union Corrugating regarding its Advantage Lok II 26 gauge concealed fastener standing seam panel used for residential and commercial roofs.

This Florida Building Code Approval, FL21677.1, provides improvements over previous product approvals. The approval offers increased fastener spacing, up to 13-7/8 inches on center, along with other improvements. High wind conditions and corner zone requirements are also enhanced:

  • Expanded fastener spacing options (other than 6 inches on center)
  • Use of the slotted fastening flange (provides improved expansion/contraction)
  • Includes optional use over asphalt shingles
  • Improvements on load results
  • Covers application over most all solid substrate types (7/16 inch OSB being the minimum)
  • More accessible sealant options for the sidelap/retainer adhesive types

Union Corrugating Releases Installation Videos for Its Standing-seam Roofing Panel System

Union Corrugating has released its three first videos in a new series of installation videos highlighting its Advantage-Lok II standing-seam roofing panel system. These videos feature instruction on hemming the panels to finish the rake edge, and instruction on installing box rake trim, which is an alternative to hemming the panels. Both methods are explained in their respective 3-D digitally animated step-by-step instruction videos developed by Union. The Advantage-Lok II roofing system is an ideal option for residential and light commercial applications.

Union has received outstanding reviews on its complete set of 16 installation videos for its MasterRib system. “This series of videos have benefited contractors, dealers and homeowners to better understand how our products are used and installed,” says Keith Medick, Union’s CEO. “This second set on our Advantage-Lok II standing seam panel system will include all major installation steps and will be equally as beneficial. Providing these tools is another way we have focused on continuous improvement and being the most convenient supplier to our customers.”

This new series of videos is being posted to the Union website as they are completed.

Union Corrugating Has Added Standing Seam Manufacturing Capabilities

As part of its strategy to continuously improve service levels and lead-times, Union Corrugating has added standing seam manufacturing capabilities to their Orange, Va. manufacturing facility. The new equipment makes Union’s Advantage-Lok II, SL 150 and ML 150 profiles.

“We have redefined our mission statement to be the most convenient metal roofing supplier in the industry, and as a result, we are investing heavily in expanding production capabilities at our plant locations to improve lead-times,” says Keith Medick, Union’s CEO. “The new machinery will significantly reduce lead-times for our customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware by eliminating the need for shipments from our Fayetteville, N.C. plant. Customers can now expect lead-times for standing seam to be only a few days, a significant improvement from the one to two weeks in the past.”

The profiles are popular in residential and light commercial applications and Union has experienced strong growth with these products in recent years. Below is a description of the profiles being manufactured:

  • Advantage-Lok II – 1-inch rib screw flange standing seam
  • SL 150 – 1.5-inch rib snap lock standing seam
  • ML 150 – 1.5-inch rib mechanically seamed standing seam