Panel Repair – Replacement Procedure


This article will show you the panel replacement procedure for Strukturoc metal wall panels.

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Before You Begin

  • Removing the entire wall to replace a damaged panel is unnecessary.
  • Apply painter’s tape along the left edge of the panel, directly next to the damaged area.
  • Use plywood sheathing to protect nearby panels while cutting with shears, a circular saw, or a grinding wheel.

Step 1 – Cut the Damaged Panel

  • Choose one of two options to cut the right side of the damaged panel:
    • Use hand metal shears.
    • Use metal cutting shears, a 4 ½ inch cutting wheel, or a circular saw.
  • In either case, you’ll likely need a pilot hole. Drill a 1/16th inch hole on the right side of the panel, about ½ inch from the edge.
  • Expand the pilot hole to ⅜ inch using a drill bit to accommodate the cutting tool.
  • Use hand metal shears to remove the factory tabs at the top and bottom of the panel.
  • The panel should now be free to remove.

Step 2 – Cut the Remaining Panel

  • Use a grinder with a cutoff wheel, metal shears, or a circular saw to remove any remaining metal from the damaged panel.
  • Once cutting is complete, use compressed air to clean any metal shavings from the work area.

Step 3 – Attach the Support Flashing

  • Secure the CR108 support flashing a ½ inch to the right of the panel using building screws.

Step 4 – Cut Panel Tab

  • Flip the new panel over outside of the work area.
  • Place blankets or towels on the surface to protect it from metal shavings.
  • Cut the leg or tab off the panel.

Step 5 – Cut Inside Panel Tab

  • To remove the second area of the panel tab, drill a pilot hole off-center from the face of the panel using a 1/16th inch drill bit.
  • Enlarge the pilot hole to ⅜ inch to allow the metal cutting shears to cut the entire length of the new panel.
  • Finish by using hand metal shears to cut the remaining metal at the top and bottom of the panel.

Step 6 – Installing the New Panel

  • After cleaning off metal shavings with compressed air, install the new panel by inserting the left edge into the remaining tab and rotating it down to the support flashing – CR108.
  • Use blind pop rivets to attach the panel to the CR108 at 18 inches on center.
  • Cover the heads of the pop rivets with matching textured touch-up paint.

This concludes the Strukturoc panel replacement procedure. For additional product or installation information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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