Doing Roofs The Right Way
Can I Install My Own Roof? Your home or cabin must need a new roof or you probably wouldn’t be reading this just for the fun of it. Can I still install a metal roof even if my house is old? If you have basic construction knowledge, have the ability to use basic tools and are able to climb a ladder, I sure don’t see any reason why you can’t install a metal roof. First and foremost, if you want to install a metal roof, the first thing that you have to do is to choose the right material. These can include the hardware, decking, flashing that is appropriate for your existing roof’s pitch, framing, and metal roof panels. In order for you to easily purchase the right hardware, it is advisable to bring with you a detailed drawing thus, you will already know how many roofing panels should you have. If your metal roofing installation is being done over the existing roofing materials you may need to install furring strips or asphalt paper between the two roofs. You should also make sure that you have assembled the correct tools in advance to ensure that you have all the tools that you need to do the job correctly and quicker. Reading and following the manufacturer’s instructions plays a vital role before you do the actual job.
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To make sure that there is good drainage from your roof you will need to determine the pitch of your existing roof decking. The reason is that there are different designs of metal roofing panels and all will have different roof pitch requirements. In order for you to decide what design is good for the particular pitch, you need to have the pitch first. Not all roofs are high, some are low, if this is the case, then you have to get an additional sealant and hardware in order to achieve a watertight roof. You can either use an internal or external fastener for your metal roofing installation, however, exterior fastener is more recommended. The type of flashing, trims, and fasteners that will be used depends on the roofing panels you choose.
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The tools that you will need for metal roofing installation include; gloves with a good grip, a cordless drill that has a fastener attachment for smaller roofing jobs, dedicated impact driver for large roofing job, nibbler attachment for your cordless drill to cut across the panel ribs, power saw which is fitted with carbide blade good for metal cutting, small hand-held metal snips for cutting around obstructions, eye protection and fastening tools.