Considering that metal roofing is durable, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and attractive, it’s no surprise that it’s surging in popularity as more aesthetic options have become available. Whether facing sun or snow, rain or ice, metal roofing can withstand the elements longer – and remain attractive and functional longer – than other roofing materials, making it the perfect option whether you are a homeowner or business planning new construction, or replacing an older or dilapidated roofing material.
In addition to its strength and sustainability, metal roofing can be repainted instead of being replaced, and according to the Metal Roofing Alliance, can last up to 50 years or more, increasing the resale value of your home or business, and has qualities that can even lower your insurance costs. Here’s what you’ll need in order to successfully complete your roofing project.
What Materials Will I Need When Installing a Metal Roof?
ADCO Metals can supply metal roof panels in a variety of colors, finishes, and styles. While obviously your first task will be to order metal panels that complement your home or business color aesthetic or architectural style, in addition to the panels, you will need some basic materials and tools:
- Scaffolding or ladders to safely work on the roof
- Insulation to manage condensation
- Shears to cut the metal panels
- Roofing felt for underlayment
- Drill and an assortment of drill bits
- Staple gun
What Metal Roof Accessories Will I need When Installing A Metal Roof?
In addition to your roofing panels, materials, and tools, there are also additional pieces, parts, and accessories that you’ll need to install your new metal roof:
Roofing Screws — Required in order to secure the roofing panels to the structure. Make sure your screw choice is recommended for your specific application.
Lap Tape – Applied to the top of lap ribs between overlapping panels to seal metal panels.
Pipe Flashing – A specific type of impervious flashing designed to fit the contours of tubes and pipes to prevent water from passing into a structure through a joint. Also known as boot flashing.
Trim – Depending on your roofing style you may need rake trim or gable trim to protect against wind damage and to provide a finished appearance.
Ridge Vent – A venting strip installed at the peak of the roof to allow for a straight, continuous roofline, eliminating the need for box vents or turbines.
Valley Flashing – A barrier that prevents water from passing through a susceptible joint into a structure.
Transition Flashing – Seals and prevents leaking at the meeting point of two different roof pitches.
Eave Flashing – Also known as edge flashing, this flashing covers and seals the entire perimeter of the roof.
Whether you are a homeowner or builder planning your own DIY roofing project, looking for a metal building kit you can erect yourself, or interested in a turn-key installation, ADCO Metals has the products, materials, accessories, and personalized service to help you succeed. Call the professionals at ADCO Metals today for a no-obligation quote. We’ll help ensure you get everything you need to do the job right – at a great price!