Installing metal roofing can be a daunting project but it does have it’s benefits such as reducing cooling costs and having strong durability. To install metal roofing you will need many tools such as basic carpentry tools, a hand seamer and a drill. You also will need many materials such as metal roofing panels, roofing nails and metal roofing sealant. The first step is to apply the underlayment and then you have to get panels that will fit. Finally, make sure to bend each trim end closed.
- When rainwater accumulates, the roof offloads the water by trailing it from one layer to the next.
- When layers are built properly, the rain is shifted layer by layer off the roof and the home never experiences any wetness.
- When creating the underlayment for the plywood base, it’s important to use a self-healing ice and water membrane that will protect the roof.
“A metal roof will reduce cooling costs by reflecting heat and last 50 to 70 years. Armed with a basic understanding of the anatomy of a metal roof, along with a few tips, you can install one yourself in just a few days.”