If you're just about to build your new property or are planning to replace your old roof with a brand-new one, you've probably considered metal as an opportune option. In fact, you're wondering if you can do DIY so you can do time and money-saving metal roof installation procedures on your Denver, CO properties.
While we do not recommend it (because professionals guarantee lifespan-improving and warranty-qualified installations), we intend to inform and educate. If you plan to make a living out of metal roof installation procedures (and have time for craft-improving trial-and-error lessons), American Building Components has an excellent guide for it.
HOW TO INSTALL METAL ROOFING PANELS
ABC's metal roofing experts show explain and demonstrate how to install exposed and hidden fastener metal roofing panels.
At ABC, we aim to provide you with the tools your customers need to get the job done. Our wide variety of installation resources help your customers seamlessly integrate our high-quality metal roof products into their building projects.
Today we will install an American Building Components' SL-16® metal roofing panel. These instructions specifically focus on metal panel installation. To learn more about eave trim and cleat installation, view our other how-to videos. The panel used in this example is a 16-inch coverage panel with a nail flange. We will show you how to install these metal panels with both exposed fasteners and hidden fasteners.
Exposed Fastener Installation
Step 1: Start Square
When you're installing a metal roofing panel, the first thing that you want to do is make sure you're starting square. This means that your vertical lines are all running square to your eave.
It’s important to start square because if the first panel is tilted a little bit, all the panels that come after are going to be tilted as well. When you're starting the roof, you want to square off the edge and adjust your panel if necessary. For example, if this particular roof was off a little bit, even by just half an inch, I would tilt our panel a little bit so that we ran square, starting with the first panel.
Step 2: Cut Panel to Length & Add Eave Trim
The panel we are using is too long. When you're doing an exposed fastener eave installation, you want to overhang the eave by one and a half or two inches at most. Put your tape up against the end wall and measure down to the edge of your eave trim. For this example, it’s exactly 24 inches, and I'm going to add an inch and a half to that measurement and cut my panel to length.
To do so, flip the panel over and make marks on the reverse side. I had said that the measurement was 24 inches and that I needed to add an inch and a half to that, so I'm going to make a mark at 25.5 inches. I'm going to do the same on the other side at 25.5 inches. Using a square or a straight edge, you can then join those two lines to create your cut-line.
Next, you need to cut through the male and the female rib to get to the flat of the panel. Using my duckbill snips to ensure a nice clean edge, I'm going to come through the flat of the pan. Make sure during this process that you are wearing your gloves. Last, cut the female rib. Now we have a panel that's been cut to 25.5 inches so that 1.5 inches can overhang at the eave, and we’re ready to install it.
Step 3: Apply Sealant Tape (Read the full post here)
At this point, we know that DIY metal roof installation procedures are no easy task. However, if you can accomplish it, they're definitely worth the trouble. However, the installation procedure and the respective advantages and disadvantages of different metal roof styles varies.
Take for example corrugated metal roofing's pros and cons for your residence. RoofCoOnline has a good post about it. Take a look below.
WHY HAVE CORRUGATED METAL ROOFING FOR YOUR RESIDENTIAL HOUSE
Have you already found the right roofing materials for your residential house?
If you are building your new home or if you have decided to have a full roof replacement for your house, you might want to consider choosing corrugated metal roofing. This roofing material is great for long lasting durability that provides efficient protection of your home.
Corrugated roofs are known for their durability. However, what makes a corrugated roofing strong and perfect for your home?
WHAT IS CORRUGATED METAL ROOFING?
Corrugated metal roofing is a type of metal roof with sheets that are corrugated or rippled. This actually makes the roof more sturdy and durable.
WHAT MAKES A CORRUGATED ROOFING STRONG?
Have you tried tearing off a cardboard box? If you have, maybe you’ve noticed, there is a wavy layer of paper in between the flat layers. This makes the box stronger and the cardboard sturdy.Corrugated Metal Roofing for Your Residential House
Similar to the concept of the strength of a cardboard box, what makes a corrugated roofing strong is its wavy shape. Paper sheets like a cardboard cereal box are more lightweight and flimsy. However, because of the strong layer in between the flat sheet, the larger boxes become more sturdy. Metal roofs, too, are lightweight. When formed into a corrugated shape, the durability is greatly enhanced by the metal roofing structure.
If you have any metal roofing needs, contact us here at Roofco for the best offers and services. Our services are amazing and worth it for the longevity of your commercial property or residential home.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CORRUGATED METAL ROOFS?
Corrugated roofs are just plain awesome, but what are the characteristics of corrugated metal roofs that make them one the best roofing options for your home? Here are some examples to help you in your decision:
1. LONG LIFESPAN
Metal roofing is known to last long. Average quality metal roofs can last for about 30 years. However, because of the corrugated shape of the roof, it is less prone to wearing and corrosion. This makes them last for more than 50 years on average.
Thanks to its rippled shape, the metal sheet has a larger surface area. This contributes to heightened durability and can withstand bends caused by objects that fall on the roof such as pebbles, and branches. Metal roofing is also non-combustible so they can better withstand a fire.
3. SUPERIOR WEATHER PROTECTION (Read the full post)
Another option other than corrugated is standing seam metal. If you plan to DIY metal roof installation these metal roof variants, you'll need heavy duty equipment -- they're no easy feat to move around. In addition, they're substantially expensive than their predecessor, but the investment pays off. Cribbs Inc has a good breakdown on standing seam metal roofing's advantages and disadvantages:
4 Reasons to Choose a Standing Seam Metal Roof for Your Baton Rouge Home
Once used nearly exclusively for commercial roofing, standing seam metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular for homes in Louisiana and around the country. Not only are these options beneficial across many key areas, they also provide an in-demand, industrial roofing aesthetic.
What is a Standing Seam Metal Roof?
A standing seam metal roof uses continuous columns of sheet metal that are connected at a seam by fasteners. These stand higher than the roof itself, usually by about 0.5”-1.5”. These seams are hidden so that the only thing left to observe is a smooth and uninterrupted ridge from top to bottom. The benefits for this style of roofing are many, but here are four that all homeowners would be wise to consider:
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Cost Effective
Although a metal roof will have a higher ticket price, they are safer and more durable than shingles. Shingles warp and break over time which can cause leaks in the roof, and potentially damage on the inside of your home. The seams are airtight in these roofs, and water or wind stand no chance of creating a leak.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient
Shingled roofs absorbs sunlight and heat, making your home much hotter in the summer and more difficult to cool. With a standing seam roof, the metal is reflective, so it does not absorb nearly the amount of heat and sunlight that asphalt tiles do.
Standing Seam Metal Roofs are Durable (Read More Here)
With that, you can now perform metal roof installation procedures without any trouble. Furthermore, if you think you're not up to the task or would like to leave it to professionals, only decide to work with top-tier Denver, CO roofers with decades of experience and knowledge. If you have yet to find them, you can count on Roper Roofing. Contact us today for a FREE quote!