How to Install Metal Roofing

If you are looking for roofing that will hold in extreme weather conditions and has a top fire safety rating, consider installing metal roofing which is safe as well as durable. Installing metal roofing is a difficult task for which, hiring a professional is a better option. However, if you do not plan to bear the cost, consider installing metal roofing yourself.

Things Required:

– Safe ladder
– Flashing
– Nails
– Coating layer
– Roofing tools
– Shingles or panels
– Counter flashing
– Non-slip shoes

Instructions

  • 1

    Visit a local hardware store and purchase the things you will need. Invest in quality flashing, counter flashing, shingles or panels, coating layer and roofing tools.

  • 2

    Use a shingle in order to get the look of a roof system before choosing it. Since there is a wide variety of colours and design patterns that you can choose from, experiment a bit and come up with a colour and pattern of your choice.

  • 3

    If you plan to use diversified contours, it would be a good idea to use a panel instead of a shingle. Panels made of copper or steel are less expensive and recyclable as compared to other panel types.

  • 4

    Ensure that the shingle you choose is easy to install and has an aluminium interlocking system because such shingles provide better roof protection.

  • 5

    A possible way to save money on the required materials is to contact a manufacturer or dealer. You might also find installation assistance from the company.

  • 6

    Be sure to purchase metal shingles or panel brands with a proven track record. You might have to initially spend more at the start; however, you will save money in the long run because good quality materials last longer.

  • 7

    Install new metal shingles over the old roof. Be sure to consult the manufacturer to check if that is possible.

  • 8

    To prevent water from leaking into your home, consider attaching starter flashing. In order to attach secure flashing strips to the roof, nail them into the fascia trim-board.

  • 9

    For better drainage and neater overall appearance, the roofing system you install should have hidden gutter channels.

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