Installing A Standing Seam Metal Roof
Asphalt shingles have traditionally been used as a material for residential homes but standing seam metal roofs are quickly becoming a new favorite. A metal roof may be a bit more expensive but it’ll save you money in the long run. Metal roofs last longer, up to 50 years, and are more durable than asphalt shingles. They withstand weather elements better, lower energy expenses because it reflects the sun’s heat, and come in over 40 different colors to make your house aesthetically stand out. A standing metal seam roof is the way to go if you need to replace your roof or are building a new home, shed, or barn.
Removing Existing Roof
To install a metal roof we will first have to remove the existing roof. It’s best that we tear down the roof until we get to the original decking. This gives us the chance to repair or replace any decking that is damaged or rotting which could cause a leak if not repaired. Once the deck is secured we will install lock strips for the metal panels to lock on to. After that we will lay down a roofing underlayment. An underlayment is a water resistant material that acts as a secondary protection for the decking from moisture.
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Standing Seem Metal Roof Panels Are Cut On Site By Our Highly Trained Crew
Installing Metal Panels
Now we will move on to installing the metal panels. A standing seam panel is flat with vertical legs on each side. A fastener clip runs over the vertical leg of the panel and is screwed down to the decking. The nice thing about this roofing system is that the fastener and screws are completely hidden by the next panel. This eliminates any exposed screws that could loosen and expose the underlayment and decking to the elements.
To make your roof look appealing it’s best not to have any seams so you’re going to want the panels to be the exact length to cover the roof evenly. To accomplish this we have the panels cut precisely for your roof on site by our highly trained crew.
After the metal panels, trim, and vents are installed we will finish the job by adding flashings and any other sealants that are necessary.
Contact Kresta Roofing if you’re ready to install a new roof. We will send out an inspector that will provide a free inspection and quote for a new roof installation.