How to Install Metal Roof on a Building

If you are designing a new shed or even a new home, you may want to know how to install a metal roof. No longer just for tool sheds, metal roofs are becoming a more popular choice for homes, because they are being made in attractive varieties. If your metal roof is made with precision and installed with care, it can last a lifetime and provide a leak-proof, fire-resistant option for your home. Follow the tips below, and you will have a better idea of how to install a metal roof.

Why Install a Metal Roof?

* A metal roof only should take a few days to install. This means you can get your job done quickly.

* This roof is more durable than most kinds of roofs. It will not be severely damaged by hail, and it will not be susceptible to fire. Even if a spark from another roof lands on a metal roof, your home should be safe.

* If done correctly, it will form an interlocking grid, making it a virtual leak proof.

* If you have a little help, you can even install the roof yourself.

* They are a great investment, because many of them can last for upwards of 100 years.

Instructions on How to Install Metal Roof with Shingles

What You’ll Need:
Ladder
Flashing
Counterflashing
Nails
Metal Cutting Scissors

1. Look at the types of materials you can choose from. Different types of metal cost different amounts, and some are better for preventing leaks and for durability. Shingles are a good choice because they will give you a more attractive look that you would generally associate with other types of metal roofs.

2. Purchase the metal from a manufacturer or dealer. Ask them for advice on how to install their particular product.

3. If possible, install your roofing (via the instructions manufacturer’s instructions) over your normal roof. If this is not possible, remove the current roof, put a roofing tarp over it, and install your metal shingles.

4. Attach your flashing to hold the roof to the rest of the house. This will help make the roof leak proof.

Installation Tips

* Make sure to have nonslip shoes for this job. You need to have a good grip when you are on your ladder and the roof.

* Adding a protective layer to your roof is a good idea. Something that will prevent rusting or other problems will help your roof last for as long as it can.

* Take your time to do it correctly. Do not expect to complete the job in one day, because this may cause you to rush the job. A roof is one of the most important parts of your house, so you can not afford to rush it.

Knowing how to install this roof will be an asset to you, whether you want one for your home or for your tool shed. Once you’ve got one job under your belt, you’ll feel confident to help out friends with their roofs in the future.