Metal roofs can last up to 60 years and are a great investment for homeowners in the right situation. That being said, if the roof or the accessories used to build the roof are constructed poorly, it can lead to meaningful, lasting damage to your home. That’s why it’s important to know what to take into consideration when purchasing metal roof accessories.
Today’s, we’re going to talk about what some of those considerations are, why they’re important and what you need to know. Let’s jump right in.
Type of construction
One of the more important aspects of figuring out what kinds of accessories to purchase is the actual construction and constitution of the roof itself. The fasteners that get used in an installation will vary depending on the material that the panels and trim are attached to – whether that’s framing itself or plywood sheeting.
Geometry of the roof
The actual layout of the roof itself will also go a long way towards choosing the right kinds of accessories. Examine your roof and be conscious of the symmetry and protrusions. If you have a chimney, skylight or other roofing feature, you’ll need to consider flashing in order to prevent leaks.
Pitch and slope
Like we mentioned above, the contours of your roof are important. Each panel profile channels water differently, so it’s important to take that into consideration as the slope and pitch of your roof will play a significant factor in choosing what kinds of panels to use. Likewise, the recommended trim and accessories will be dictated by the kind of panel you choose.
When it comes to installing the panels themselves, it’s really important that you hire a professional to do the work. Whenever you penetrate the roof, you’re potentially compromising its ability to perform its job and making sure you have a pro handy is important so you don’t cause any kind of meaningful damage. Even worse – damaging your roof on your own can compromise your warranty – which could cause some real trouble in the event of an emergency.
We offer metal roof clips, trim and fasteners that can help make your metal roof project run more smoothly. To learn more, give us a call today. Until then, good luck on your project!