Metal roofs are steadily becoming one of the most popular roofing materials available thanks to their durability, lifespan and energy-efficiency capabilities. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most difficult roofs to install with most contractors failing to pay attention to the proper seaming required to ensure the roof’s structural integrity.
Read on as American Roofing, Inc. shares the four factors you need to consider to make your metal roof seaming a success.
Personnel – The reason why some roofers aren’t able to pay attention to the proper seaming of metal roof is because not all of them have the proper training required to get it done. With that in mind, if you plan to have metal roofs installed in your home, make sure to hire contractors who are properly trained to get the job done. Thankfully, there are plenty of roofing manufacturers out there who offer metal roof seaming training for your roofers to take advantage of.
Equipment – When it comes to equipment, make sure your roofing contractor is using the seaming equipment that perfectly matches the specific metal roof panel that is being installed. Fortunately, manufacturers tend to rent out these equipment to ensure the metal panels will be properly installed and prevent homeowners from facing a costly mistake during their metal roof seaming.
Hand Crimper – While your metal roof panels are being set in place, they’ll be secured by metal clips that are spaced according to the engineering and construction specifics. Once those clips are in place, hand crimpers will be used to form seams around clips and end laps. Make sure your contractor doesn’t overlook this step as this is often the number one cause of faulty seaming.
Seamer – Once the panels are in place, the crimping done, and the power source determined, all that’s left to do is use the electric seamer to finish the entire roofing system. Make sure your roofer consults the seamer manual for the proper procedures such as which direction should the seaming be done. In addition, if you have a low-slope roof, your roofer will also need to walk alongside the seamer to ensure nothing is in its path and the seaming is uninterrupted. Avoid removing the seamer in the middle of the process as well as it can be difficult to put it back in the exact same spot.
Make your search for a roofing company easier by turning to American Roofing, Inc., your number one provider of commercial roofing installation and maintenance services. Give us a call at (216) 307-3898 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Cleveland, OH, and other nearby areas in Ohio.