Mistakes to avoid when installing a Metal Roof
Metal roof installation is the most sustainable, durable, and energy-efficient roofing system in today’s time. The installed metal tile roofing lasts for over half a century and are a boon for both residential and commercial properties. However, there are a few mistakes which you should avoid when installing them:
Selecting the wrong contractor
Mistakes during installation can cause severe damage and unnecessary costs. For instance, poor installation of metal roofing tiles can cause moisture and damage to the roof and attic. It lowers the lifespan of the roof. How can you avoid it? Well, all this problem occurs because of poor installation of the contractor, hence you should hire an able and professional one. At AMT Roofing, we take pride in being a pioneer manufacturer with an amazing record. Choose the right contractor to prevent these mistakes.
Making use of the wrong substrate
It is important to install the roof on a solid surface such as OSB or plywood. Sometimes your contractor may install it over battens. However, it can lead to condensation and damage in the future. Hence, make sure you always pick an approved underlayment.
Installation of the wrong fasteners
Normal screws can cause leaks and damage. Hence, it is important to use the right fasteners designed for roof installation. A personalized washer will seal the opening to lower damage. The quality of the fastener enhances the life of the roof. Don’t select cheap fasteners.
Not informing the insurance company
Does your insurance company offer metal roof coverage? Make sure you call your insurance company to find out if your roof is insured or not. Enquire about the policy terms and construction material and installation.
Ignoring structural problems
Your old roof may have severe structural issues –
- Left too much or very little overhang
It is essential to have a sufficient amount of overhang at the end of the roof. If you cut the panels too short, the water may enter in your siding and gutter. If they are long, then water will drain off your roof and overrun your gutters and fail to the ground.
Most experts suggest an overhang measure between 1.5 inches to 2 inches. However, it is important to read the instruction given by the manufacturer of the metal tile roofing you are using. They provide the right recommendation about the amount of overhand that the roof panel will need.
- Not calculating the right number of materials needed
When you buy roofing materials, the calculations can be quite tough. A lot of roofs have crests and troughs making it difficult to calculate the number of tiles needed. There are calculators present online to ease the process.
If you don’t want to struggle with these mistakes, then you should hire a professional and experienced roofing contractor for your project. They can effortlessly complete the project faster and in a much better way without making any mistakes along the way. Contact AMT Metal Roofing Now and speak to our friendly staff to get answers to all your queries.