Metal roofing is reliable and long-lasting, and it can fit a variety of architectural styles and exterior designs. No wonder, it has become one of the most popular roofing systems for homes and commercial buildings.
That said, a metal roof can only be effective and highly functional if it has been installed correctly. Here are some of the factors that make a good metal roof installation.
This is a critical element in your roofing as it enables the proper and effective drainage of water. If you are constructing a low-slope roof, make sure that there is adequate slope to allow the efficient flow of water run-off. Otherwise, you run the risk of pooling water on your roofing. Of course, when this happens often or at long periods, you will eventually deal with moisture problems, particularly in the seams, penetrations and fastener points.
Don’t forget about waterproofing at the seams, fasteners and penetrations. You can increase waterproofing at the seams by using metal panels adjoined with double folds. The side-panel connection in double-fold systems is usually achieved through a seaming machine so you might want to ensure that your roofing contractor has the right tools and equipment to secure the waterproofing for your roof. Ask about their process as well. This will give you a better grasp of how they guarantee quality workmanship.
Metal roofs may not be the hardest roofs to install, but they require attention to detail and professional skills in order to function correctly and last a long time. That said, you should only work with qualified and experienced contractors who have mastered the techniques in metal roof installation. Make sure that they are knowledgeable about this type of roof system. Inquire about their process as well as any projects that they have done in the past.
For more than 15 years, American Roofing & Construction, LLC has provided home and business owners with quality services. Get a free roof estimate by calling us at (910) 964-0114 in Southern Pines or (919) 917-2118 in Raleigh. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form, too.