When installing metal decking, it is often necessary to close off the ends to prevent concrete or other materials from spilling out. With a variety of metal deck closures to choose from, you will need to find the one that's most suited to your … [Read more...] about Different Types of Metal Deck Closures
Metal Deck University
What you should know about metal roof deck and metal floor deck.
Different Types of Metal Deck Finishes
Understanding the different types of metal deck finishes before getting your next project started can help you get the best end result. In this article we will review the four different types of metal deck finishes: GalvanizedGalvanized and prime … [Read more...] about Different Types of Metal Deck Finishes
How to Cut Metal Deck
Metal deck is often used during large commercial construction projects, but sometimes, contractors will use it for smaller-scale projects. If a contractor does choose to use metal deck for a smaller project, they may need to cut the metal deck to fit … [Read more...] about How to Cut Metal Deck
Can You Paint Galvanized Metal Deck?
Galvanized steel is commonly used to create metal deck for commercial construction projects. In most cases, the deck is used as a part of roof or flooring systems, and is enclosed within other parts of the system so that it is not left visible when … [Read more...] about Can You Paint Galvanized Metal Deck?
White Rust Prevention and Treatment
One of the commonly encountered problems with galvanized steel building products is the presence of wet storage stain – also known as white rust. This condition causes a significant, powdery deposit on the galvanized material’s surface which can … [Read more...] about White Rust Prevention and Treatment
What Is Galvanized Steel?
At CSM, we manufacture a variety of metal deck that can be used for applications in commercial construction. The material that we use to manufacture all of our metal decking products is often made with galvanized steel. If you are not familiar with … [Read more...] about What Is Galvanized Steel?
What Is Vented Metal Deck?
At CSM, it is our goal to provide the best selection of metal deck products for our customers. We recently acquired new equipment in our manufacturing facility that will allow us to produce vented metal deck. Because it is not a commonly used … [Read more...] about What Is Vented Metal Deck?
What to Look for In a Metal Deck Manufacturer
When you need metal deck for a construction project, you need to find a reliable metal deck manufacturer. The manufacturer you choose will depend upon a number of factors, like the products you need, your project timeline, and your project budget. … [Read more...] about What to Look for In a Metal Deck Manufacturer
How Far Can Metal Deck Span?
Metal deck is commonly used to support roofing and flooring systems in commercial construction projects. Because every construction project is different, metal deck is often manufactured to meet the specific needs of a project. One element that can … [Read more...] about How Far Can Metal Deck Span?
Metal Composite Deck vs. Form Deck
Metal deck can be used for a variety of applications in construction. Composite deck and form deck, for example, are typically used for applications in flooring. While both can be used for flooring systems, it is important to choose the right type … [Read more...] about Metal Composite Deck vs. Form Deck
36-4 Attachment Pattern for Metal Deck
When using metal deck for a commercial construction project, you need to ensure that the sheets of deck are properly attached. There are many different metal deck attachment patterns, which vary based on the type of metal deck you are using. One … [Read more...] about 36-4 Attachment Pattern for Metal Deck
What is a Lightweight Insulating Concrete (LWIC) Roof Deck System?
In commercial construction, each roofing system is made using different types of metal decking. One example is a lightweight insulating concrete roof deck system, also referred to as an LWIC roof deck. In this article, we will discuss the elements of … [Read more...] about What is a Lightweight Insulating Concrete (LWIC) Roof Deck System?