Metal Roofing Installation: What To Expect

Metal Roofing Installation: What To Expect

Metal is a popular choice for roofing due to its durability, beauty, and low maintenance. A metal roof can last up to 50 years if it is properly installed and maintained.

How can you know if your metal roof has been installed correctly? Reggie Reed Roofing is the local authority on quality roofing coating services. We discuss it below.

  1. To reduce thermal movement, the metal panels that are used to make the roofing system must be as long as possible. These panels should then overlap each other and be joined by a reinforcing panel, top panel strap and the appropriate sealant. The panels should not be secured to the structure in order to allow panel movement during expansion or contraction. This will cause stress to the panels and create a variety of problems.
  2. It is important to maintain a proper roof slope. To ensure water-shedding, your roofing contractor must calculate the slope of your metal roof accurately. This won’t matter if your roof is steep as rainwater will flow off the surface of the roof thanks to gravity. Low-slope roofs are more important. If not taken care of, low-slope systems can pond water more easily.
  3. It is important to waterproof properly. Low-slope metal roofs should also be waterproofed at the seams. In metal roofs with lapped seams-which rely on sealant for waterproofing-the panels should overlap and be adjoined by manufacturer-approved fasteners spaced at the right intervals. A seaming machine can be used to create standing lock seams for metal roofs that have panels attached with double folds. This allows for greater waterproofing.

Reggie Reed Roofing follows safety guidelines when completing a metal roof repair. We also follow local building codes and regulations and use best practices to ensure that the job is done correctly. We guarantee a worry-free and safe experience. 

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.

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