Comparing Metal Roof Decking Types for Performance

The construction industry has been transformed by metal roof decking. It is essential in ensuring that buildings are structurally sound, safe and efficient. In this article, we will discuss metal roof decking, its uses and the five types available from O’Donnell Metal Deck. We will also discuss gauges and coatings, which are essential factors in …

The Importance of Accurately Matching Metal Decks

Metal decks are a fundamental component of commercial and industrial buildings. They play an essential role in the structural integrity and overall durability of these buildings by serving as the foundation for roofing and flooring systems. Ensuring accurate matching of metal decks is crucial to the long-term performance and safety of a structure. Let’s discuss …

Concrete Options Over Metal Deck and Applications

Are you working on a commercial, industrial or residential project that requires the use of concrete and metal decking? If so, you may be wondering which type of concrete is the right choice to ensure strength and durability. The truth is, selecting the wrong type of concrete can result in project failure, which is why …

5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Metal Deck Manufacturer

Metal decks have become an essential component of modern construction since they are durable, versatile and efficient flooring and roofing solutions. When selecting a metal deck manufacturer, it’s crucial to consider various factors to ensure that you choose the best supplier for your specific needs. Below we explore the fundamentals of metal decking and its …

How Is Metal Decking Made?

Metal decking, sometimes referred to as steel decking, is a cold-formed corrugated metal sheeting that is formed into specific patterns of flutes and ridges. The deck is supported by joists or beams and supplies structural support for the insulating membrane of a roof. It may also be used in floor systems. There are three main …

Types & Profiles of Metal Roof Decking

When it comes to metal decking for your project, selecting the right type is essential for both immediate and long-term project success. There are several profiles, sizes and finishes to choose from, all of which have different characteristics and benefits. Here at O’Donnell Metal Deck, we offer superior quality products and profile options for roofing, …

Metal Deck Cost Guide for 2023

  Steel decking is the ideal option for providing structural support on your commercial building projects. Given the wide selection of metal decking that is available, it can be difficult to decide which product will perform the best — let alone what the associated costs may be. The good news is that our experts at …

Understanding Metal Form Deck vs. Composite Deck

Composite decks and form decks are two choices of metal deck options. Both can be used in a variety of applications, but how do you know which one is best suited for your needs? In this guide, we will explain the key differences between these two products and potentially why the EOR specified a particular …

Types of Metal Deck Sidelaps

Types of Metal Deck Finishes The finish of the steel coil used for metal decking is most commonly one of the below: Standard Metal Deck Sidelaps Galvanized steel is one of the most common types of outdoor decking because it is durable, corrosion resistant, and long lasting. Zinc protects the steel by acting as a …

What is Q Decking

What is Q Decking Q decking for concrete was once the branded product name for a metal deck product manufactured by HH Robertson in the 1960s. HH Robertson is no longer, but Q decking has remained a slang term for metal decking. Q decking concrete slabs are nowadays are specified as 2.0″ composite deck and …