How Do You Install Metal Roofing?

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There are many types of metal roofing. That’s why there’s no one tutorial for how to install metal roofing that will work for every type of metal roof project. However, here are some tips from the professional metal roofing installers at Classic Metal Roofs:

  1. Having the proper tools and equipment is #1.

              This would include a commercial brake that can bend a minimum of 032 aluminum or 26 gauge galvalume. Roof staging is also a must. If you are attempting a standing seam roof you will need roof brackets for the staging to ensure a safe installation.

ladders, safety rope and harnesses. , proper attire, measuring and cutting tools, hand benders and seamers and, of course, roofing materials.

  1. Ensure that you have the proper permitting and HOA approval when required.
  2. Read the manufacturer’s instructions before you start.
  3. After you have removed your existing roof and cleaned up.
  4. Repair your existing roof deck after removing any rotted wood, rafters and trim.
  5. Install quality underlayments. These should be specifically for metal roofing.
  6. Don’t forget about snow retention…it’s a must over doorways and decks.
  7. Measure twice, cut once…. good luck!

That’s a pretty simple explanation of a complicated and time-consuming process.

Consider a Metal Roofing Company for Installation

There’s a lot that can go wrong when you try to do a job that should be left to a licensed and trained professional. A lot of people look at the sheets of metal roofing and think that installation will be easier than installation of asphalt shingles. Nothing could be further from the facts. However, when you look at a metal roof cost, you’ll find that the installation by professionals is fair considering all the tools and materials you’d need to do this project yourself. Additionally, you may or may not be eligible for the full manufacturer’s warranty if you do the installation yourself.

Let Us Do It for You

If you’re looking for a new roof, don’t waste your time or money trying to follow a “how to install metal roofing tutorial.” Call Classic Metal Roofs at (866) 660-6668 for a free estimate for a new roof for your residential building, whole home or just an accent roof. We are local, experienced, licensed and insured and ready to provide you with the information you need to make your professional metal roof installation a success.  

When you search roofing companies near me in CT, RI, MA or NH, we have an office ready to serve you with more information about the best roof under the sun that can take a beating from the New England rain, wind and snow. You can also fill out our contact form and we’ll call you.

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Mike Gonet

About Mike Gonet

Mike Gonet is Senior Partner – Operations at Classic Metal Roofs, where he strives to provide a solid workplace for employees and an exceptional experience for clients in the way of service and product installation. He achieves this through constant contact during the sales and installation process, and maintaining a strong third-party review presence online. Mike and his team are not interested in being the largest company in residential metal roofing in southern New England, only the best! Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

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