How We Install a Metal Roof to Ensure a Long Lasting Roof
There are many advantages to installing metal roofs for residential homes in Ontario, with the top reason being that it is extremely durable. However, as with any type of roof, no matter what the material, proper installation is key to ensure a long lasting metal roof. At Nailed It Roofing, we have been installing metal roofs for over ten years and have the experience and training to replace your roof. In this article, we wanted to outline the steps we take when installing your steel metal roof. We’ve used pictures of various metal roofing jobs we’ve done to show what each step entails.
Step 1: Inspection of roof deck and existing roof shingles
The first step to every metal roof installation is the inspection of the roof deck to ensure the slope is clean of debris. For new builds/custom home, we will want a minimum plywood thickness of ½ inch. For existing homes, steel metal roofs can go over top of shingles.
Step 2: Apply breathable underlayment
Step 3: Install wood strapping
Step 4: Install metal flashings
Step 5: Install metal panels
Once all the metal flashing have been installed, we are now ready to put on the metal panels. While there are many types of metal roofing materials that can be used such as aluminum and copper, at Nailed It Roofing, steel metal is our preferred metal roofing material for its longevity and ability to withstand the climate fluctuations in Ontario. Steel metal roof also comes in many different profiles and colours so homeowners have a lot of options to choose from.
Step 6: Install hip and ridge caps
Step 7: Install ice stoppers
At Nailed It Roofing, we have the qualifications and experience to install metal roofing for your home. We also have full-time specialized metal roofers who have completed the "Certificate of Training" for steel metal roofing installation to ensure the quality and integrity of your metal roof installation. Contact us today and we will be happy to provide you with more information about the benefits of steel metal roof. We also offer two financing options to help out with a new metal roof installation.