Metal roofs can be used on just about any kind of structure. When properly installed, a metal roof can last for decades and easily shed snow.
Factors to Consider
Metal panels, usually 22- or 24-gage galvanized metal or aluminum, make up a metal roof system. They are secured to the roof’s structure with fasteners or clips. Using roof clips ensures the panels are properly aligned and allows panels to move without damaging the roofing system.
The weatherproofing capacity of metal is limited in low-slope applications. Water from rain or snow can pool on the roof and enter openings at the seams, fastener points and penetrations. Metal roofing is more efficient in steep-slope conditions.
The main concerns of low-slope applications are roof load, treatment of standing water and waterproofing at the seams, penetrations and fasteners. There is an increased need for waterproofing at seams in systems where metal panels are connected with double folds rather than metal seams with lapped seams.
Some problems that a failed metal roof may encounter include buckling of panels, rust and corrosion of the panels, and backing out of fasteners. All of which create penetrations in the roof.
Why You Should Hire Professionals
Expertise and training are key when it comes to metal roof installation. This is why it’s important to hire an experienced contractor. Most metal roof failures are related to workmanship errors and improper design. Metal roof installation requires proper training and skills. Improper installation can result in expensive repairs.
Choose Hometown Contractors Roofing, one of your most trusted professional roofing contractors, for your roofing needs. We install and repair roofing materials like asphalt, traditional tile, metal and more. Call us at (512) 635-4206, or fill in our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Georgetown, TX.