Can I Still Change My Roof?
You home or cabin probably needs a new roof, and that is probably the reason why you are reading this article. Your next question is: Can I install my own metal roof? If you have basic construction knowledge, have the ability to use basic tools and are able to climb a ladder, I sure don’t see any reason why you can’t install a metal roof.
First and foremost, if you want to install a metal roof, the first thing that you have to do is to choose the right material. The materials that you should choose should be compatible and appropriate to your existing roof’s pitch, framing and metal roof panels or else the installation of roof would be difficult, so , some of the materials needed are; hardware, flashing and decking. So that you won’t have a difficult time buying hardware and thinking f how many roof panels do you need, it’s good that you bring with you a detailed drawing, hence, you already know what to do.
If your metal roofing installation is being done over the existing roofing materials you may need to install furring strips or asphalt paper between the two roofs. Of course, to make sure that you are doing the job correctly and quickly, you should see to it that you have assembled the correct tools beforehand. It is also very important that you read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation carefully before starting the job.
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To make sure that there is good drainage from your roof you will need to determine the pitch of your existing roof decking. The reason behind why you have to check your roof decking is because there are different designs for each metal roofing, thus, they also have different roof pitch requirements. Your roof needs to have a pitch first before you can select a design for a particular pitch. Your roof must be watertight, so if ever your roof is low, you need to get yourself an additional sealant and hardware. Metal roofing installation can be used with internal or external fasteners but it is easier to use the external fasteners. The type of flashing, trims and fasteners that will going to be used depends on the kind of roofing panel that you will choose.
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The tools that you will need for metal roofing installation include; gloves with a good grip, a cordless drill that has a fastener attachment for smaller roofing jobs, dedicated impact driver for large roofing job, nibbler attachment for your cordless drill to cut across the panel ribs, power saw which is fitted with carbide blade good for metal cutting, small hand-held metal snips for cutting around obstructions, eye protection and fastening tools.