Professional Metal Roof Installation

Homeowners who are looking for the best value for their money may want to look into installing a standing seam metal roof on their home. However, they will want a Middletown roofing professional to install the roof for them. This is because a professional knows how to properly install the material to ensure that there aren’t any gaps where water can seep through.

Water damage is common when there are gaps or spaces in chimney or vent flashing. If the seams aren’t connected properly, it can also create space for water to seep through and cause significant damage to the roof and the rest of the home. In extreme cases, the entire roof will have to be ripped off and built from scratch. Common signs of water damage include soft spots in the sheeting or extreme discoloration.

Unlike most homeowners, a professional will be able to analyze common wind patterns to determine the best way to install the roof. Wind will look for small cracks and gaps to work its way through just like water does. Over time, wind can cause screws and other fasteners to come loose. This may result in the roof detaching from the home and causing serious damage.

A professional contractor knows how to properly nail the metal roofing material to the underlayment.

If nails are not properly inserted, they could become loose or move around as the metal expands and contracts with the changing outside temperature. Additionally, it may be possible for the seams to move around and detach from the home if they are not properly pressed together by a professional contractor.

Homeowners who purchase their own materials may have a warranty that will protect them if the metal sheeting is defective. However, that warranty may void if it is not installed correctly or installed by someone who has no experience doing so. Therefore, it is critical to have a professional install the roofing material to ensure that the homeowner protects his or her initial investment.

Finally, a professional understands how to handle metal sheeting as well as walk on it while on the roof. The sheets are often too heavy for one person to handle without equipment, and sharp edges may easily cut through skin and cause serious injury. A contractor also knows that when walking on a metal roof, it is safer to walk sideways and to wear shoes with rubber soles as they gain traction, which further reduces the risk of an injury while installing a metal roof. Have a question regarding gutters or new roofs? Ask a professional from Fortified Roofing, Middletown roofers.

Roofing term of the day, courtesy of Fortified Roofing, Middletown roofers:

Standing seam

A standing seam connects two pieces of continuous metal roof sheeting. The seam is fastened together above the level of the roofing material. Hence, it is commonly referred to as standing seam roofing

Middletown roofers from Fortified Roofing answer a question:

Are metal roofs an option for all homes?

Yes, all homeowners should inquire about metal roofing as it can provide them with several benefits. On average, a metal roof can last for 30 years or longer, and metal holds up better against potential pest, water and fire damage. When properly installed, metal roofs can offer optimal protection against high winds.

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