Been thinking about new metal roof installation?
Whether you’re building your new house or upgrading your metal roof, you know that roofing is one of the most important parts of your home.
If it is your first time planning a new roof for your home, we’re sure you’re curious about what you need to look at and eager to ensure that yours is a successful installation that will last for years.
After all, your metal roofing is an investment that doesn’t only affect your house aesthetically, but which also acts as your home’s first and main defense against harsh weather conditions.
Don’t waste your time or your money – get your metal roof installation in Melbourne done right from the start!
Tip #1: Know your metal roofing
The success of your metal roofing installation depends on a number of different things – one of which is the quality of the roofing materials that you use. After all, not all metal roofing in Sandringham is the same!
Some of the important considerations you’ll need to make include:
- Protective coatings
It’s crucial that you choose high-quality metal roofing like COLORBOND for your commercial or residential roofing needs.
There’s a very good reason that COLORBOND roofing installation has been Australia’s go-to for almost 50 years.
In addition to a wide range of contemporary, matt, classic, and ultra tones, COLORBOND roofing is specifically designed for harsh Australian conditions.
So if you are unsure what metal roof best fits your requirement, then it is best to consult an expert roofing contractor who can advise you what’s the best metal roofing material for your home.
Is installing a metal roof difficult?
Just to be clear, any type of roofing installation is a big job. That having been said, metal is usually considerably easier than the alternatives (like tiles or shingles).
One of the major advantages of metal roof installation is the fact that metal roofing is delivered in sheets. This makes installation much easier compared to other roofing materials – instead of having to install individual tiles, metal roofing is installed by the sheet.
Not only that, but in many cases it can also be drilled directly into your roof frame.
Tip #2: Double-check what metal roofing fasteners to use
As we mentioned above, in many cases, you won’t need special fasteners at all, instead drilling your metal roofing directly into your roof frame.
Having said that, not all roofs are quite this straightforward!
You can’t afford to ignore even the smallest parts in your metal roof installation. While some might opt for nail fasteners instead of screws, you might want to consider whether or not fasteners can hold your roof together.
It all depends on what type of metal roof your property uses – fortunately, our team can take care of this step for you, choosing the method that’s most appropriate for your home and type of roofing.
What is the best way to screw down metal roofing?
Once again, it depends on the roof!
One of the best ways to screw fasteners is with hidden screw roofing – what we call “standing seam”.
Hidden screws don’t just look better, but they also eliminate the risk of rust and cracks which might even damage your metal roofing (and which tend to accompany exposed screws).
Tip #3: Get the correct measurements
Measure twice, cut once, as they say!
Roof measurements need to be exact – never try to “eyeball” it, as measurement errors and any incorrect numbers can lead to all sorts of issues such as leaks or worse!
Not only does doing it on your own increase the risk of an inaccurate measurement, but it also means that you won’t have to worry about the safety risks that come with measuring out your roof.
Our metal roofing team can look after this step for you, carrying it out safely all the while ensuring that your roof is measured accurately.
Tip #4: Consider waterproofing and roof slope
The slope in your metal roofing determines a lot of other factors when it comes to the rest of your roof, including installation challenges.
Of course, slope isn’t the only thing you’ll need to think about – weatherproofing and waterproofing are two of the most important applications you need for metal roofing. Otherwise, you’re going to be left with a very damp and uncomfortable home!
What should you put under a metal roof?
Metal roofing often has an underlayment that can be made out of a synthetic sheet, felt and self-adhering membrane.
This layer serves many purposes, from helping to prevent leaks to acting as a moisture barrier in your roof.
In addition to serving many functions, there are also many different options available. Some of the factors that would affect your choice of underlayment would depend on:
- Roofing design
- Building code
- Type of metal roofing
- Underlayment materials
Do I need furring strips under the metal roof?
Furring strips usually provide support in your metal roofing, especially during installation, maintenance and cleaning.
It’s also essential to support roofs during wind, snow and storm and other harsh weather conditions.
Furring strips would need to be fastened down properly, and your roofing contractor would need to make sure that all screws are well-fastened, and your furring strips would need the right length to provide support.
Tip #5: Hire a metal roofing expert
Really, this is the best piece of advice we can give without taking a look at your roof!
Roofs are major investments, and play an important role in keeping your home safe from the elements. You won’t want to get it wrong, which is all the more reason to leave it in the hands of a professional.
Expert roofing professionals ensure that your metal roof installation is carried out in compliance with safety standards, using appropriate tools and equipment that ensure safety during installation.
In addition to carrying out the work, a professional roofing team can also help plan your installation and answer your question. If you’re curious if you can put a new roof over an old roof or interested in your options, you better consult with a professional roofing contractor.
What is the proper way to install metal roofing?
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Whether you’re building your dream house or embarking on a renovation project that includes new roofing, you’ll need to engage a professional roofing contractor to ensure that your home gets the very best.
With more than 20 years of residential and commercial roofing experience, Watermaster Roofing provides prompt, reliable, and guaranteed customer satisfaction to roofing installation and services jobs for both residential and commercial properties:
- Metal roof installation
- Roof replacement
- Roof repairs
- Roof plumbing