Know More About Roof Installations
You home or cabin probably needs a new roof, and that is probably the reason why you are reading this article. Can I still install a metal roof even if my house is old? 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.
When doing metal roofing installation the first thing that you need to do is choose the material to do the job. These can include the hardware, decking, flashing that is appropriate for your existing roof’s pitch, framing, and metal roof panels. In order for you to easily purchase the right hardware, it is advisable to bring with you a detailed drawing thus, you will already know how many roofing panels should you have.
However, you need to install furring strips and asphalt paper between the existing and new roofing materials because there are cases where the new roofing installation are being installed on top of the existing roofing materials. Assembling the correct tools beforehand will help you secure that all the tool that you have will do the job properly and safely. Before doing the job, you must see to it that you have read the manufacturer’s instructions for installations in order to become extra careful with the precautions.
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Knowing the pitch of your existing roof decking will give you a knowledge whether your roof has a good drainage or not. You really have to check your existing roof decking since every metal roof has different variations and designs, hence, their roof pitch requirements are also different from each other. Your roof needs to have a pitch first before you can select a design for a particular pitch. If the pitch of the roof is low, you may have to have additional sealant and hardware to make sure that you have a roof that is watertight. Exterior fastener is highly recommended in metal roofing installation, however, you can also use the interior fastener since either of the two will work. The Kind of roofing panel that you will choose will determine if what type of flashing, trims and fasteners will be used.
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There are different tools that you will be needing for metal roofing installation, they are the following; Eye protection, fastening tools, gloves with a good grip, for smaller roofing jobs you may just need a cordless drill that has a fastener attachment but if it is a large roofing job you should have a dedicated impact driver, to cut across the panel ribs you may just need a nibbler attachment for your cordless drill or power saw that is fitted with a carbide blade for metal cutting and for cutting around obstructions you will need small hand-held metal snips that will make both left-or-right hand cuts.