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McElroy UniversityStanding Seam Installation Certification

Standing Seam Installer Certification Program

McElroy Metal's Standing Seam Installer Certification program is designed to educate participants in the practice of installing the standing seam roof products that we manufacture. We developed this class because we realize when our products are applied properly, our customers, building owners, and McElroy Metal all enjoy greater customer satisfaction and profits. 

McElroy Metal's mission is to provide an in-depth and meaningful program to educate the participants in several areas: to make sure that they understand the relationships of all the components of our roof systems how our components work together and how to correctly install a weathertight and reliable roof system. Ultimately, we realize that when our customers have a sound understanding of our products and their applications, their proficiency will increase and they will install roof systems more timely and accurately.

This Certification class covers all McElroy Standing Seam product lines.

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Upcoming Classes:

2024 Classes


April 25 - 26, 2024. This class will be held in Bossier City, LA !!!REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CLASS IS FULL!!!

May 15 - 16, 2024. This class will be held in Clinton, IL !!!REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CLASS IS FULL!!!

May 30 - 31, 2024. This class will be held in Bossier City, LA  (Limited seating available)

June 27 - 28, 2024. This class will be held in Bossier City, LA

July 25 - 26, 2024. This class will be held in Bossier City, LA

August 29 - 30, 2024. This class will be held in Bossier City, LA

For more information, please call Jamey Purdy at (318)747-8062 or



The objective of McElroy Metal's Standing Seam Installer Certification is that participants gain an understanding of metal roofing theory and application procedures. At the end of the certification seminar, participants should have a proficient working knowledge of:

  • Various metal roofing materials, basic design principles and product selection criteria
  • The proper installation of McElroy Metal's Maxima and other standing seam roof systems Material layout and sequencing
  • Applying metal roofing materials in "special" conditions (pipe flashings, curbs, hips and valleys)
  • Using McElroy Metal's Maxima installation manual Avoiding common mistakes made during standing seam roof applications

It is not the objective of this certification seminar to teach common trade practices, tool usage, material unloading and handling, material safety, safety practices, or OSHA compliance. Participants are expected to arrive at the training seminar with certain prerequisite skills and knowledge. Read the section labeled "Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge" for the specific participant qualifications.

Course Description

McElroy Metal's Standing Seam Installer Certification is a two-day event that includes lecture with visual support, hands-on product application training, testing and other activities. Classes are held at the Bossier Facility as well as throughout the country. A sample itinerary is listed in this brochure that will describe a typical session. There will be several mock-ups where each participant actually experiences every key application procedure - installing back-up plates, panels, clips and trim. Every participant will perform every step and have an opportunity to operate our Maxima System seamers as well as our 238T Seamer.

Day One

  • Lecture on basic theory, application and typical installation pitfalls
  • Begin hands on training exercise, including layout and installation of the Maxima roof system

Day Two

  • Continuation of hands on training exercise, including layout and installation of the 238T roof system
  • Overview of our MasterLok-90, MasterLok-FS, Medallion-Lok, Medallion I, and II products and how they should be applied
  • In addition, there will be discussion of McElroy products applied in special conditions such as: hips, valleys, pipe flashing and a roof curb
  • Follow up written exam, in English, to measure training retention.

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge

Attendees of McElroy Metal's Standing Seam Installer Training are expected to arrive with certain knowledge and proficiencies. Specifically, the prerequisites for the Standing Seam Installer Certification program are:

  • Knowledge of roofing terminology (i.e. rake, hip, ridge, eave, slope, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic metal roofing terminology (i.e. panel seam, metallic coating, preformed curb, panel module, tape sealant, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand manufacturers' diagrams and installation instructions
  • Knowledge and experience with basic material handling procedures
  • Ability to verify roof squareness and structural alignment
  • Knowledge of common sealant application procedures
  • Knowledge of flashing installation procedures
  • Knowledge of material layout procedures
  • Ability to stage and sequence roof installations
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of rooftop and material handling safety procedures,as well as personal hazard protection

Proficiency in using the following tools and equipment:

  • Electric nibblers Hand riveters
  • Electric shears
  • Chalk lines
  • Electric screw guns
  • Vise grips or similar hand tools
  • Aviation snips
  • Marking utensils
  • Tape measures
  • Combination and framing squares
  • Locking clamps

All students are expected to have the appropriate skills, knowledge and proficiency needed for roofing installation. Our Standing Seam Installer Certification course is designed for skilled installers of metal roofing products. If a company wishes to send an employee without the above prerequisite knowledge, McElroy Metal strongly recommends that the employee receives adequate training from a qualified source before enrollment.

Sample Itinerary

Day One

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lecture with Audio and Visual Support

Location: McElroy Metal Training Facility

Subject: The evolution of metal roofing as craft and trade

  • The various common metals used in roofing and some of their properties
  • The basic coatings applied to roofing materials and their benefits
  • Methods of manufacturing metal roofing products
  • Principals of roof systems
  • Environmental forces that act on roof systems and their effects
  • Thermal movement of roof systems
  • Techniques for joining metal to prevent leaks
  • Industry terms and types of typical roof systems
  • Avoiding Common Mistakes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM Hands-On Training of the Maxima Roof System

Location: McElroy Metal Training Facility

Subject: Installation of Maxima roof system, including: Panels, Clips, Eave components, Sealants, Closures, Flashings, Seaming

Day Two

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hands-On Training of the 238T Roof System.

Location: McElroy Metal Training Facility

Subject: Intensive training in application of 238T Roof System and standing seam products, including a brief overview of: Medallion I, Medallion II, Medallion-Lok MasterLok-90 & MasterLok-FS. Test for knowledge.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Exit Exam

Course Fees

If class is held in Bossier City, LA, the fee is $200 per person.  If class is held in any other locations, the fee is $600 per person. Companies participating in McElroy Metal's Standing Seam Installer Certification are responsible for all their expenses relating to travel and accommodations. For any reason should a course be cancelled due to low classroom participation, each applicant will have the option of signing up to attend a future class. We will notify you prior to the class if any cancellation does occur. McElroy Metal is not responsible for non-refundable expenses such as airfare, hotels, cancellation/transfer fees or any other expenses. CANCELLATION POLICY: Must give 48 hours advanced notice.