Metal roofing is steadily becoming one of the most popular roofing choices nowadays due to its affordability and durability. When it comes to a metal roofing installation, it’s important that it’s installed as successfully as possible to ensure it can do its job for as long as it can. Thankfully, there are ways you can ensure that your metal roof is installed as properly as possible.
Your metal roof functions as a watershed, and how well it performs is also determined by its slope. If your metal roof has a low slope, it will likely create an insufficient run-off of moisture from rain, snow or ice. This can cause water to pool on your roofing system and leak through the seams, shortening its lifespan and causing unexpected damage to your home. While some contractors permit metal roofing installations on slopes of 0.25:12, the slope that most contractors recommend is 2.5:12.
Waterproofing the seams is another hallmark of a good metal roof installation, especially on low-slope applications. With the proper waterproofing of your metal roof’s seams, your metal roof can be protected from rust and water infiltration. While sealant is factory-applied at the seams, you can always ask a residential roofing systems expert to reinforce your metal roof’s waterproofing.
Knowledge and Training
Of course, the knowledge and training of your contractor is the most important factor that will ensure your metal roof is installed properly. Metal roofing systems can also fail due to improper design and workmanship errors in part of the contractor. Therefore, when it comes to hiring a contractor to install a metal roof in your home, it’s important that you get someone who has the right skill set and experience to do the job.
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