Fall Protection Products For MCBI Standing Seam Panels

Fall Protection Products For MCBI Standing Seam Panels

Posted by Howie Scarboro - CEO Fall Protection Distributors, LLC on Apr 4th 2024

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MBCI Standing Seam Panels Require Specialized Fall Protection

Choosing the proper fall protection products for your project can feel like navigating a labyrinth in the vast landscape of metal roofing options. With numerous manufacturers offering numerous panel options, decision-making can quickly become overwhelming. To simplify this process and offer clarity, we’re launching a new blog series dedicated to spotlighting leading metal panel manufacturers and providing tailored recommendations for compatible fall protection products. We aim to help customers sidestep analysis paralysis and confidently select the best solutions.

Today, our focus turns to MBCI, a trailblazer in the industry since its inception in 1976. Renowned for its commitment to quality and performance, MBCI boasts manufacturing facilities and sales offices strategically positioned across the United States, with its headquarters nestled in the vibrant city of Houston, Texas. Offering a diverse catalog of over 90 metal roof and wall panel profiles, along with an array of secondary structural components, trim, and accessories, MBCI stands as a beacon of innovation and reliability in the metal building industry.

In this installment, we hone in on MBCI’s Standing Seam and Concealed Fastener Metal Roof Panels, exploring their compatibility with a range of fall protection products. From the  Standing Seam Roof Anchor SSRA1 Seam Anchors to the Ridge Pro Steep Assist anchor, we’ll delve into which fall protection solutions seamlessly integrate with MBCI’s acclaimed panel offerings. Join us as we simplify the selection process and empower you to make informed choices for your roofing projects.

Craftsman™ Series - High Batten Metal Roofing

MBCI Craftsman High Batten standing seam profile.

This revolutionary snap-on batten roof system is engineered for versatility and ease of installation. Builders adore its ingenious design, which separates the pan and batten components, streamlining installation, especially in intricate hip, valley, and slope change scenarios. Crafted as a water-shedding system, the Craftsman™ Series is ideal for roofs and mansards boasting a minimum slope of 3:12.

Its seamless integration sets the Craftsman™ Series apart, eliminating the need for flashings during transitions between slopes, fascia, and soffit. This innovative design allows a smooth transition with a single, uninterrupted pan and batten system, ensuring aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. A discreet clip secures the batten to the panel, effortlessly accommodating expansion and contraction.

Available in 12” and 16 1/2” rib spacing, with 2” high seams and options in 22, 24, and 26 gauge thickness, the Craftsman™ Series offers unparalleled flexibility to suit various project requirements.

However, due to its batten strip style seam, traditional fall protection products like the  SSRA1 Seam AnchorsSSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapters, and SSRA3 Anchor Plates are incompatible with this panel. Fear not, though, as we present the  Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor as the optimal fall protection solution. Engineered to bypass the need for clamping to the seams, the Ridge Pro ensures safety without compromising the integrity of the Craftsman™ Series panel.

The image below shows a worker on a shingle roof using a Ridge Pro Steep Assist device to maintain 100% tie-off until he is safely back on the ladder.  

Working using a Ridge Pro Steep Assist anchor.

Craftsman™ Series - Small Batten Metal Roofing

MBCI Small Batten standing seam metal roof profile.

Introducing the Craftsman™ Series - Small Batten Metal Roofing, a testament to versatility and seamless installation. MBCI’s snap-on batten roof system offers unparalleled design flexibility, engineered with convenience in mind, separating the pan and batten components. This innovative approach simplifies installation, especially in challenging areas like hips, valleys, and slope transitions.

More than just a visual enhancement, the Craftsman™ Series is a water-shedding panel system suitable for roofs and mansards, provided they’re installed over a waterproof solid substructure with a minimum slope of 3:12. This system makes complex building transitions effortless, eliminating the need for intricate flashings. Seamlessly transitioning from roof to fascia to soffit, the Craftsman™ Series achieves a cohesive look with a single continuous pan and batten.

Equipped with a concealed clip, the Craftsman™ Series ensures secure locking of the batten onto the panel while accommodating expansion and contraction. Additionally, the profile is suitable for field curving, adding another layer of convenience to the installation process.

Due to the batten strip style seam, conventional fall protection products such as the  SSRA1 Seam AnchorsSSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapters, and SSRA3 Anchor Plates do not align with this panel’s design. However, the  Ridge Pro Steep Assist Anchor is the ultimate solution for fall protection needs on the MBCI Small Batten panel system. Specifically engineered to circumvent the need for clamping to the seams, the Ridge Pro guarantees safety without compromising the structural integrity of the Craftsman™ Series panel.

Slimline® Metal Roofing

MBCI Slimline standing seam roof profile.

Introducing the Slimline® Metal Roofing panel system, an epitome of contemporary elegance tailored for residential environments seeking a sleek touch. With a minimum slope requirement of 3:12, the Slimline® panels stand out as a premier choice, marrying style with functionality seamlessly.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Slimline® panels boast a striking 16” rib spacing and are available in 26 and 29-gauge thickness options. This design exudes a modern aesthetic, offering a perfect blend of visual allure and practicality, making it an ideal enhancement for many projects.

What sets the Slimline® Metal Roofing system apart is its compatibility with a range of fall protection products. Whether it’s the  SSRA1 Seam Clamps, SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jacks, SSRA3 Anchor Plates for horizontal lifelines, or the RidgePro Steep Assist Anchor, the Slimline® panel system ensures seamless integration with various safety solutions, providing peace of mind for both homeowners and builders alike.

The image below shows a pair of SSRA3 Anchor Plates being used to deploy a 100' horizontal lifeline to a standing seam metal roof.  

SSRA3 Anchor Plates provide a 100' horizontal lifeline on a metal roof.

BattenLok® HS Metal Roofing

MBCI BattenLok HS standing seam profile.

Introducing the BattenLok® HS roof system, a pinnacle of durability and adaptability in field-seamed standing seam roofing. This robust system boasts a 2” tall vertical seam, catering to diverse project requirements with 12 and 16-inch widths. With a minimum pitch requirement of ½:12, the BattenLok® HS system offers unparalleled versatility.

Available in 22 and 24-gauge thickness options, the BattenLok® HS system ensures durability without compromising on design flexibility. Whether installed over purlins or bar joists, this system seamlessly transitions from roof to fascia, drawing inspiration from Steelox’s LRX and PRX roof panels. Additionally, its field-curving option empowers designers with the flexibility to create unique and dynamic architectural elements.

One remarkable feature of the BattenLok® HS system is its compatibility with a range of fall protection products. Whether it’s the SSRA1 Seam Clamps,  SSRA2 Adjustable Roof JacksSSRA3 Anchor Plates for horizontal lifelines, or the RidgePro Steep Assist Anchor, this system ensures seamless integration with various safety solutions, providing peace of mind for both builders and occupants.

Double-Lok™ Metal Roofing

MBCI Double-Lok standing seam metal roof panel.

Presenting the Double-Lok™ roof panel, a versatile solution catering to industrial, commercial, and architectural projects with exceptional proficiency, especially in Retrofit applications. Renowned for its ability to enhance energy efficiency and extend the lifespan of structures, the Double-Lok™ panel is a testament to MBCI’s commitment to innovation and performance.

Available in widths of 18 inches and 24 inches, the Double-Lok™ panel features a trapezoidal leg standing seam roof system, mechanically field-seamed to ensure durability and reliability. With a total rib height of 3 inches and a minimum slope requirement of ¼:12, this panel offers unparalleled versatility to meet diverse project needs.

Crafted with precision, the Double-Lok™ panel is available in 22 and 24-gauge thickness options, ensuring resilience without compromising design flexibility. Whether it’s industrial complexes, commercial buildings, or architectural masterpieces, the Double-Lok™ panel stands as a symbol of excellence in roofing solutions.

Moreover, the Double-Lok™ panel is compatible with a range of fall protection products, including the  SSRA1 Seam ClampsSSRA2 Adjustable Roof JacksSSRA3 Anchor Plates for horizontal lifelines, and the RidgePro Steep Assist Anchor. This compatibility ensures seamless integration with various safety solutions, providing peace of mind for builders and occupants alike.

LokSeam® Metal Roofing

MBCI Lokseam standing seam roof profile.

Introducing the LokSeam® snap-together standing seam roof panels, an epitome of versatility and strength tailored for projects with a minimum slope of 3:12. With a vertical rib standing at 1-3/4″ in height, LokSeam® panels offer both durability and aesthetic appeal.

Available in 12-inch, 16-inch, and 18-inch widths, LokSeam® panels provide unmatched flexibility in installation, catering to diverse project requirements. Depending on the seam spacing of the panel, LokSeam® panels are offered in various thicknesses, including 22, 24, and 26 gauge, ensuring resilience and longevity.

MBCI recommends installation over open framing or a solid substructure, with a seamless transition from roof to fascia utilizing a rib cover. Notably, LokSeam® panels excel without necessitating a solid substructure for support, further enhancing their adaptability and ease of installation.

Compatible with a range of fall protection products, including the  SSRA1 Seam ClampsSSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jacks, SSRA3 Anchor Plates for horizontal lifelines, and the  RidgePro Steep Assist Anchor, LokSeam® panels ensure seamless integration with various safety solutions. This compatibility underscores LokSeam®’s commitment to safety and performance, offering peace of mind for builders and occupants alike.  

The SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack image below shows how this device attaches to the seam without penetrations.  

SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jack Adapter for using walkboards on standing seam roofs.

SuperLok® Metal Roofing

MBCI SuperLok standing seam panel profile.

Introducing the SuperLok® roof system, a pinnacle of strength and resilience designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions. Featuring a slender 2-inch tall rib aligned vertically, SuperLok® offers exceptional resistance against uplift forces, ensuring unparalleled durability.

Available in widths of 12 inches and 16 inches, SuperLok® is ready to take on the most demanding weather challenges, boasting a minimum slope requirement of ½:12. Its installation versatility allows for mounting directly over purlins or bar joists, eliminating the need for a solid substructure for support and streamlining the installation process.

Crafted with precision, SuperLok® panels are available in 22, 24, and 26-gauge thickness options, offering durability without compromising on design flexibility. Whether facing high winds or heavy snow loads, SuperLok® panels stand prepared to safeguard your structure against the elements.

Compatible with a range of fall protection products, including the SSRA1 Seam Clamps, SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jacks,  SSRA3 Anchor Plates for horizontal lifelines, and the RidgePro Steep Assist Anchor, SuperLok® ensures seamless integration with various safety solutions. This compatibility underscores SuperLok®’s commitment to safety and performance, providing peace of mind for builders and occupants alike.

Ultra-Dek® Metal Roofing

MBCI Ultra-Dek standing seam roof panel profile.

Introducing Ultra-Dek®, a cutting-edge snap-together roof system that sets the standard for durability and performance. Featuring a trapezoidal leg standing seam design, Ultra-Dek® has undergone rigorous Air Leakage and Water Penetration testing, earning approvals that attest to its superior quality.

Available in widths of 18 inches and 24 inches, with a total seam height of 3 inches, Ultra-Dek® offers versatility to meet diverse construction needs. This panel system ensures durability without compromise, with options in 22- and 24-gauge thicknesses.

With a minimum slope requirement of ¼:12, Ultra-Dek® proves optimal for various applications, including industrial, commercial, and architectural projects. Its versatility extends across various construction types, making it the ideal choice for projects with varying requirements.

Similar in dimensions to MBCI’s Double-Lok panel, Ultra-Dek® distinguishes itself with its unique upper rib shape where the panels are seamed together. This distinction showcases Ultra-Dek®’s commitment to innovation and excellence in design.

Compatible with a range of fall protection products, including the  SSRA1 Seam Clamps, SSRA2 Adjustable Roof Jacks, SSRA3 Anchor Plates for horizontal lifelines, and the RidgePro Steep Assist Anchor, Ultra-Dek® ensures seamless integration with various safety solutions. This compatibility underscores Ultra-Dek®’s dedication to safety and reliability, providing peace of mind for builders and occupants alike.

For additional resources or to discuss your fall protection and standing seam mounting needs, call us at 863-703-4522 or visit www.StandingSeamRoofAnchor.com