Common Mistakes When Installing a Metal Roof

If you are thinking about having a metal roof installed on your home by professionals, then we encourage you to consider Metal Roofing Solutions today. At Metal Roofing Solutions, we take great pride in being a reputable supplier of high-quality metal roofing material and installations. We work with contractors and homeowners from across Canada, and if you are wanting to install a metal roof on your home, it is a no-brainer to go with the top-of-the-line stuff. However, a good way to learn more about metal roofing installation is to learn more about what NOT to do. In this article by Metal Roofing Solutions, we share some information about some common mistakes when it comes to installing a metal roof.

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Not following the manufacturing guidelines 

It is very important that a metal roofing installer is installing the metal roof based on the manufacturer guidelines of the material. Each type of metal roofing material will have a specific way to affix it to the new roof system. If the metal roofing installer chooses to ignore these guidelines and do their own thing, it could lead to issues down the road with metal shingles coming loose from your roof or blowing away in the wind. 

Ordering under or over the material you need 

Sometimes, a metal roofing contractor or homeowner will order more metal roofing material than they need or not enough material for the job. It is for this reason that having a metal roofing contractor come out to your residence to do an initial scope and measurement is a good idea. Doing this will allow you to not order more material than you need and waste your money, or order not enough material and you have to pay more money to order more. 

Doing an installation over existing material instead of tearing it off 

It is essential that a metal roofing installer works with a clean slate on the roof. This involves tearing off the existing roof so that the trusses are exposed and ready to affix the new metal material. The existing roof must be in good condition as well so the metal roofing material has a solid base to attach to. Laying metal roofing material over an existing roof material could make it difficult to attach the metal roofing material adequately.  

To learn more about some of the common mistakes when installing a metal roof, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Metal Roofing Solutions today. Click here to find our contact information, get a free quote, or speak with a representative.