Roof installation is a complicated task and requires special knowledge, skills and experience. We wanted to share our metal roof installation process details so you can better understand steps taken and challenges involved with a metal roof installation.
We highly recommend hiring professional roofing contractors for any roof installation or repair job. If you decide to do roof repair or installation yourself, ensure all the safety measures and consult with professionals to avoid costly mistakes or getting injured.
Roof Installation Process Includes the Following Steps:
- Measuring the Area of the Roof
Before anything else, it is crucial that the area of your roof is accurately measured so that there is no confusion as to what materials you will need. Once you know how much you will need in materials it is conventional for an extra percentage to be added to account for potential waste in the installation.
- Choosing the Materials
Now it is important that you decide what type of metal you would like your roof to be made of, what colour, what gauge, and what size. All of these factors are decisions that will affect both the look and the efficiency of your roof.
- Removing the Old Roof
Now it is time for the old to make way for the new. As opposed to installing the metal roofing on top of the previous roof it is important to properly remove the old one to be effectively replaced. It is important to choose your timing wisely, as rain, hail, or sleet could easily enter your home while the old roof is off.
- Installing the Edging
The edging is used to cover the perimeter of your roof. Also known as eave flashing, it is the process of sealing off the metal roofing in preparation for the metal panels to be installed.
- Installing the Metal Roof
Now is the real installation of the metal roofing. The metal panels will be installed to fit the space of your roof, and will hang slightly over the edge of the roof’s surface in order to ensure that water is not being drained into the house itself. It is during this period that all areas must be carefully checked in order to guarantee that everything is covered and protected.
- Installing the Roof’s Flashing
The flashing is the final step in closing off and sealing the roof of your home. The flashing process takes the potential breaks in your roof, whether they be chimneys or otherwise, and seals the gaps that may exist between these sections and the rest of the paneling. After that, your roof is sealed and complete.