Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation Process

Green Standing Seam Metal Roof This instructional guide is based on Fabral’s nailing-strip standing seam system, with 1″ ribs. Before you actually go ahead and order any panels for the job, we recommend that you thoroughly read this guide, and watch the video below to get a better idea of just how involved this can be.

General considerations:

When installing a standing seam metal roof, it is strongly recommended that all asphalt shingles are removed before the installation in order to prevent / avoid the “telegraphing effect” where horizontally installed shingles can punch through the vertical sheet metal roofing panels, causing unsightly dents that cannot be fixed / removed. Also, since most standing seam roofs installed are made out of steel, the granular surface of asphalt shingles will rub against underside of metal roofing panels, and thus will likely scratch through the paint and galvanized layer, which will cause metal panels to rust from underneath.

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Metal Roof vs. Asphalt Shingles – Buyer’s Guide

The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the harsh weather elements. With a traditional asphalt shingle roof your home’s weather and thermal protection is often inadequate, especially if you happen to live in a harsher climate. For example, in desert-like climates such as parts of Texas, California, Nevada, and Arizona that have a lot of direct sunlight and rapidly changing temperatures, asphalt shingles can often develop all sorts of chips and cracks leading to premature roof failure. Even in temperate climatic zones asphalt shingle roofs average only 12 to 17 years of service life, according to New England Metal Roof. With a modern metal roof you can have a system that can easily last two to three times longer than asphalt, while also providing superior energy efficiency, durability, reliability, and often significant energy savings.

Residential Metal Roofing System

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