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What you should know about metal roofing trim and edging

As roof plumbers in Melbourne, we get a lot of questions about types of roofing materials, installation of roofing, and the best colours to choose.

With more than two decades’ experience in the plumbing trade, we’ve quite literally seen it all! We’ve solved the problems, answered the questions, and implemented the right solutions.

If you’ve got a question about metal roof installation, then we can answer it.

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The most common questions about metal roofing answered

How do you finish the edges of a metal roof?

We install roof trim around the perimeter of the roof. This will protect the roof and provide important additional strength.

Roof trim seals the roof and stops moisture from getting inside. This helps to waterproof the metal roof and provide structural longevity.

How do you install metal roof trim?

One of the most important parts of installing metal roof trim is sealant. This will ensure that your roof is waterproof, and it should be used anywhere that metal is touching metal.

The correct way to install metal trim will depend on whether you are using rake trim or eave trim.

It can be a tricky process, and it’s made more so by the fact that the best place to identify issues with your roofing is from the ground.

Metal roof trim installation isn’t as easy, as a lot of people seem to think it is. And what we mean here is that it’s not a simple DIY project you can embark on during a long weekend.

Click here to discover 5 reasons to avoid DIY metal roof installation.

Avoid the stress and drama, and get it right the first time around with the pros. The last thing you need is for water to sneak in and cause damage to the rest of your home!

How far should metal roofing overhang?

From a roof plumbing business’s perspective, it’s important to have metal roofing overhang so that water doesn’t seep under the roof and cause water damage to the wood and other structural materials that sit under it.

In short, it’s critical that the overhand ensures water goes into the gutter – not behind it!

However, you don’t want to have an overhang that’s too big, because that will cause issues of its own. For example, if you live in a windy area, a larger overhang could become a safety hazard.

We suggest a metal trim overhang somewhere between two and four inches.

Is it OK to put a metal roof over shingles?

Most of the time there is no problem with installing a metal roof over the top of shingles. Our team of roof plumbers can install the metal roof over the top of the shingles.

We suggest installing a vented roof so that moisture doesn’t get trapped between the old roof and the new metal roofing.

It’s always a good idea to check the building codes as well, as some local councils have strict and specific regulations regarding installing a new roof over old shingles.

The ability, in many cases, to install a metal roof directly over shingles makes it an attractive choice for many homeowners.

It somewhat simplifies the installation process by avoiding the extra step of having to tear off the existing roof – which can not only be more costly, but time consuming, too!

What is the best colour for a metal roof?

You might expect a lighter colour would be the preferred choice for your metal roof, and in the past, you might be right.

However with COLORBOND, even a black roof, that will naturally absorb more heat thanks to physics, will not make your home hotter… provided it has the right insulation and sarking supporting it, of course.

Protective coatings

COLORBOND roofing is also protected with coatings to help reflect heat and reduce the amount of heat absorbed, and protect the colour and look of your roof.

And that’s why it’s Watermaster Roofing’s preferred choice for metal roofing!

What gauge metal roof is best?

Our experts in metal roofing installation suggest using 24 gauge standing seam metal roofing.

It’s definitely the best gauge for residential roofing. It’s more expensive than other alternatives but it’s the best at holding up to the weather.

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Why choose metal roofing?

As you can see, we love metal roofing and truly believe in its benefits.

It’s applicable to not only homes, but warehouses and factories too, and with it’s quality manufacturing, can easily outlast any other type of roofing.

Designed for minimal maintenance and maximum longevity, metal roofing is easy to install and maintain, and can last decades.

Additionally, it can increase the value of your home, and improve heat retention, thus saving you on energy costs.

Call Watermaster Roofing for all your roof plumbing and metal roofing needs

Watermaster is the best team in roof installation Melbourne. If you are looking for anything that is roof plumbing related, then call our team.

We offer a wide range of services:

If you are looking for a reliable, qualified, and experienced team to help you embark on your metal roofing adventure, call the Masters today.

We have over 20 years experience and we do everything from minor repairs to full installations. Call our roof plumbing team today on.1300 576 075

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2022-05-25T08:04:16+00:00 March 25th, 2021|Gutter repairs, Metal roofing, Roof Plumbing|

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