Friday, November 4, 2016

How to Install Metal Roofing?

Indeed, metal roofing is becoming more and more popular these days because of the fact that such roof can be passed from one generation to the other. Because of its aesthetic looks, durability, cost effectiveness and overall used, no wonder why many people these days are willing to spend their money just to have the roof. The metal roof is available in many colors, textures, and styles that match your preferences. It requires the skills, knowledge, and experience in order to install an amazing and tough roofing system for many years to come. In case you are curious how to install metal roofing, below are the methods executed by professional roofers.

Getting Ready

The first thing a roofer will work on is measuring the area. Before anything else, your roofer will make sure that he is going to get an accurate measurement about your roof. It includes the slope which is typically over than 12 inches.


While a person is measuring your roof, the other crews are getting ready as they prepare all the materials needed. Professional roofers will include a large garbage can for waste, staple gun, self-sealing wood screws, metal roofing screws, power metal shears, and plenty of others for metal works.


Roofers will organize their plan as they place all the tools. They will make sure that none of the chords will stand in their ways and they will wear proper gears for safety. Most of the time, they protect the materials from weather just in case.

Removing your old roof

Now it is time to remove your old roof. As professionals, they will make sure that when they remove your old roof, they will try not to rip up or carry off the materials too much.


As soon as they remove the old roofing, they will inspect the roof and look for any damages. In case that they found rotten materials, they will repair the spot ensuring that there will be no leaks that might occur. For deteriorated bare bones and plywood, your roofers will not risk and compromise the problem instead, they fix the insulation right away.

Insulation Layer

Now that they finally repair all the damages and potential risk, it is time to add the insulation layer. This will help to block the moisture.


The deadline of the project will vary depending on the number of edge of the structure of your home. The more edge your home does, the more it can be complicated.

Metal Panels

As soon as the metals are installed at the edges, they will begin working on the metal panels at the longest part of the roof. Professional roofers will make sure that edges overlap at least one inches or as required by the project manager. This will be repeated until all the parts of the home are covered by metal panels. As they install the panels, fasteners will be tightened with its durable rubber grommet sealing the materials.


This could be one of the most complicated tasks in the part of the project to install metal roofing. Flashing looks similar to metal trim. It should be installed in points two sections in certain degrees as they meet in a V shape.


Now that the metal roof is completely intact to your home, the roofer or the lead project manager will inspect the roof includes the edges. While the crew will clean up their tools and materials such as nails, screws, and loose pieces.

Finishing Touches

Now that the metal roof is done, it is time for the finishing touches. This includes the overall inspection and covering the roof with paint. The next thing that the owner of the house would do is to enjoy his or her new metal roof.  

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