Metal Roof Installations

For many builders, expanding their roofing repertoire into metal roofs may seem daunting, but in many ways the basics of installing a metal roof remain the same as installing any other type of shingle or tile roof. They still require a boarded and sheathed roof, crews need PPE, and they’ll probably install underlayment that’s either synthetic or felt. They’ll also use pre-formed hips, valleys, and apex flashings that are typically made of the same material as the roof.

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Some installers will also perform a “roof-over” by placing the new metal roof on top of an existing one, which can save time and money if there’s no underlying damage to the original roof. If this is the case, Metal Roof Installations critical to ask your contractor for a materials list so you can compare apples to apples when comparing bids.

It’s also important to find out which style of metal roofing your installer will use. Some manufacturers offer a wide variety of styles that mimic wood shakes, clay tile, and granule-coated asphalt, so it’s likely there’s a style to suit your home.

It’s also worth mentioning that, if you’re a homeowner attempting to DIY your metal roof installation, using improper or inadequate details could void the manufacturer’s weather-tight warranty and lead to leaks down the line. This could cost you even more money, especially since most roofing material manufacturers will only honor warranties on a professionally installed roof. Also, you might not have access to the tools (like a brake) needed to shape your roof sheets, which can add up quickly.