VeriClad panels are composite structural panels designed to be used as a structural flooring system or roof system in commercial and residential factory-built constructions. VeriCladTM panels consist of galvanized steel skins with a lightweight core of extruded polystyrene foam or phenolic resin impregnated paper honeycomb. The skins are bonded to the center having a one-part moisture-cured polyurethane adhesive.
Panels covered with tarps and are sent horizontally on flatbed trucks. Depending on the panel size as well as order quantity the panels might be sent up to two pallets high in stacks of ten, on either single or double pallets.
Vericald Flooring Installation
- All Vericlad panels should be set up on structural members that have a minimal bearing surface of 2.25”.
- Fasteners should be a minimum of 1.5” from the border of the panel.
- All panel joints and openings around the ends of the panels must be sealed using a standard polyurethane sealant
- All floor sheathing should be glued and screwed as instructed in the install manual.
- Penetrations should be properly sealed with expanding polyurethane foaming sealant and suitable gun grade polyurethane adhesive/sealant.
- Never cut panels using a cutting torch or with reciprocating saws!
- Panels must be shielded from welding or fire cutting operations by covering the exposed surface of the panel
- Fasteners should be removed by unscrewing the fastener.
Sheathing must be employed over VeriClad floor panels. VeriClad foam core panels must be separated from the interior of a structure by a 15 minute thermal barrier as defined in IBC Section 2603.4 except when the foam core panels are used as floor panels and: a) the building is only one story in height, and; b) the building has a whole NFPA 13 sprinkler system installed (note: the NFPA 13 system must be complete; no partial NFPA 13 or 13R or 13D systems are deemed acceptable for the purposes of eliminating the thermal barrier requirement).
Sheathing joints must be staggered to avoid joints that are coinciding . Sheathing may be set using the long joints parallel or perpendicular. The recommended fastener pattern for wood structural panel and the mineral board is shown in Figure 12. Mineral plank also has to be pasted to the panels by applying a bead of adhesive around the perimeter of the board and then an X pattern from corner to corner. If a pourable adhesive is used follow the producer’s recommendation for use.
Vericlad Roof Installation
- Vericlad panels used as roof panels have to be installed to permit for drainage with a minimum slope of ¼ inch per foot (2 percent gradient).
- Both interior and exterior panel joints should be sealed using a polyurethane sealant.
- The panels should be covered by a roofing system which complies with the code.
- The underside (ceiling face) of floor/ceiling and roof panels must be covered with minimal 1/2″ gypsum wallboard to satisfy the 15 minute thermal barrier
- The ½ inch gypsum board must be glued and screwed to the panels with type s drywall screws at 12” on centre each way.
- The fasteners must be set up through each panel, in the very best, in a maximum spacing of 12” on facility. Screws should be installed using a minimum edge distance of 1” as well as a minimal end space of 1.5”.
Conventional roof systems including asphalt, single-ply (EPDM, TPO and PVC) and sprayed polyurethane foam roofing are acceptable systems to be applied over VeriClad roof panels. Prior to installation of the roof system, VeriClad panel joints must be sealed by the installer with the accepted polyurethane adhesive/sealant. Roof coverings may be
Mechanically fully adhered, attached, or ballasted. Any hot applied roof systems, roof systems that were torched, or hot asphalt are prohibited.
Insulation boards might be applied over VeriClad roof panels. Insulation boards could be mechanically fastened or fully adhered. The way of attaching insulation boards and roof coverings, cover boards to VeriClad roof panels must be in accordance together with the roof covering manufacturer’s method for installment over steel decking.