Metal roofs are the best replacements or additions to your construction. Not only are they an attractive alternative to asphalt shingles but are also strong enough to withstand and survive hurricanes and wildfires. Metal roofs are extremely durable with a life span of 50 years or more depending on the type of metal used as well as the climatic conditions.
There are several advantages of using metal roofs such as energy savings owing to their ability to reflect the sun’s heat, their tendency to last for decades, strength and durability and much more. Moreover, metal roofing sheets are cost-effective with respect to maintenance and can be easily configured into different profiles.
The installation of metal roofing can be a tad bit complicated and can slightly vary based on the brand of panels you select. Bansal Roofing recommends that you seek the help of 1-2 individuals and fall protection equipment designed for roof work.
It is important to understand the safety aspect of installing metal roofs. Always ensure prioritizing your own safety when working above the ground. Use gloves and safety goggles and use saws or power drill like materials with utmost safety as well.
Before getting to the steps of installing metal roofing, it is important to understand the various types of metal roofs that exist. Metal roofs are made from a variety of metals such as tin, zinc, steel, aluminium and copper. Every metal has its own advantages and disadvantages as well as cost consideration like factors. Steel, for instance, is the least expensive option while copper is the costliest.
In addition to choices of material, metal roofs are also available in 3 design types; Through-fastened panels known as corrugated panels, Modular panels and Standing seam or crimped panels. While through-fastened corrugated metal panels are the most common of the 3, they are common and readily available roofing that can be installed over roof sheathing or purlins. Modular panels on the other hand are mimics of asphalt shingle and tile like roofing materials and are available in a wide range of colours and styles. Crimped or standing seam panels install over solid or skip sheathing; which is sheathing with gaps in between, and has a very complex installation process.
Whether you install a metal roof with off-the-shelf corrugated panels or by replacing the special order, it is imperative to have the right length and amount of materials which can be started upon by knowing the square footage of the roof. In addition to knowing the square footage, you must also need to know the length of each section from the ridge to the outer edge of the eave. This distance will give you an idea of how long the panels need to be.
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One can install a metal roof over asphalt shingles, however, a full tear-off of the old roof is a recommendation from our end. By removing the old roof you will be able to inspect the sheathing and flashing as well as mend any problem areas before moving forward. This reduces the chance of a leak.
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It’s time for the important steps of installing a metal roof;
Now that the panels are in place, it’s time to cap the ridge. In order to do so, you will need to install an external closure strip. Similar to the closure strip inside which was installed in the beginning, the outside closure strip runs over the top of metal panels in a shape that matches the panel’s ridges and flat parts.
With Bansal Roofing, you will not only find the highest quality of the best metal roofing options as well as roofing accessories but also proper after-sales service to assist you with installing metal roof tasks.