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Simple Steps for Metal Roof Installation
Installing a metal roof is considered to be one of the simplest roof installation processes. The steps are very easy to execute. Metal roofing is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions as well as to fire. Given below are the basic steps for installing a metal roof:
1. Measurement of metal shingles or panels
First, measure the area of the roof. Different types of roofs may vary in size, and it is important to get the exact measurements, in order to acquire the right number of shingles and panels. Professionals recommend that you should have a hand-drawn picture of the roof—complete with dimensions—sketched from a bird’s eye view. Also, make sure that you purchase high-quality metal panels or shingles as they will last longer.
2. Preparing the foundation
Before proceeding with a metal roof installation, it is important to have a proper foundation for your roof, so the panels do not easily become loose. There are various types of roofing materials that can be installed directly on top of the existing roof. Professionals advise that there should be a strong sheeting for the foundation when installing a metal roof.
3. Installing metal flashing
Professional roofers recommend that you start by installing metal flashing on the edges of the roof. Use the right screws to install the flashing so that it will be secure.
4. Installing metal panels
The next step is to start fitting the metal panels. First, fold the edge of the panel slightly so it can be fitted beneath the trim with the help of screws. It is best to call in a professional for assistance in installing metal panels. Most professionals ensure that the panels are interlocked with one another. Use brackets and screws to ensure that the panels are properly fitted. Repeat this process until the whole roof is covered with metal panels.
These are the required steps for installing a metal roof.