FAQ

FAQFrequently Asked Questions


What is the Engineered Terminator?
The Terminator System is a collection of assemblies that provide terminations and transitions for roof deck systems.  All assemblies are engineered and constructed of galvanized steel components to provide stable, long lasting performance. Termination assemblies utilize composite engineering to further improve stability under all loads and resist high wind uplift forces at the edge of the structure.  The Engineered Terminator is one that has been engineered by Loadmaster, reviewed by Loadmaster’s engineering consultant and his structural engineer’s seal attached certifying to building code and project specification compliance.

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What is the Retrofit System?
The Retrofit System is a system approach to retrofitting existing roof assemblies with a new Loadmaster Roof Assembly, providing all the many benefits the Loadmaster System provides for new construction. Existing roof assemblies that need replacement can be upgraded with a Loadmaster Roof Assembly by removing all the existing roof covering and insulation down to the steel or other type deck and in their place installing Loadmaster board components in a composite acting assembly. For more details contact your local Loadmaster Representative or Loadmaster at 1-800-527-4035.

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Where can I get specifications?
Complete specifications are prepared and available in CSI format once an assembly has been selected and engineered to project requirements. This process is usually accomplished through the preparation of a Design Proposal for the project. Specifications can be furnished in print or by email. For assistance contact your local Representative or Loadmaster at 1-800-527-4035. Or start your own CompuDesign online by clicking here.

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Does Loadmaster contribute to LEED credit on a building?
Yes. Loadmaster can contribute toward LEED credits on a building. Please contact us at 1-800-527-4035 for design assistance.

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Can Loadmaster be used on a curved roof?
Yes. Loadmaster is very adaptable to curved roof construction and due to its composite engineered assembly provides a smooth curved surface to facilitate a smooth roof covering installation. Loadmaster has been installed on surfaces with radiuses as small as 10 feet. Many different approaches can be used in the structural design and Loadmaster may be of some assistance in reaching the most effective and economical design. Please contact us at 1-800-527-4035 for design assistance.

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Is it fire rated?
Yes. Loadmaster assemblies have over 100 UL hourly fire ratings from 1 to 3 hours in duration. Consult the UL Fire Rating Manual or call Loadmaster at 1-800-527-4035 for more details or help.

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Does it come with a warranty?
Yes. All Loadmaster installations can qualify for a FREE warranty for terms of 10 to 40 years, depending on the assembly type, the roof covering and the roof covering warranty. Warranties cover gravity load performance, diaphragm load performance, wind uplift resistance and suitability as a roofing substrate for the roof covering. Workmanship is also warranted for the complete term of the warranty by the installing Loadmaster Erector. Get complete details from your local Loadmaster Representative or call 1-800-527-4035.

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Why should I use Loadmaster with shingles?
Shingles many times are installed over wood substrates. However, in steel construction wood is not a satisfactory, long term substrate for shingles. Being organic with a high moisture content (19%), wood requires ventilation to remain stable; otherwise wood substrates will shrink, warp, buckle and rot, destroying the integrity of the roof assembly and producing premature roof failure. Loadmaster uses only inorganic substrates that remain stable and permanent throughout the life of the building and require no ventilation. This results in lower construction costs, lower roof maintenance costs, lower operational costs and lower re-roofing costs since all materials are reusable.

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