As a roof replacement expert, Sturdy Home Improvement recommends metal roofs for homeowners who want a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. A metal roof can last for decades and it can withstand the harshest weather. Before getting a metal roof for your home, however, you need to understand them. Today, we will discuss the metal roofing system:
Panels and Seams
Architectural metal panel roof systems are designed and engineered for steep slope applications. Their seams aren’t usually watertight and doesn’t allow the roof to shed water effectively. There are also many categories of metal panels and there are many kinds of seam types. Each seam type serves a different purpose. For example, a flat seam is created with individual panels that are applied in a shingled application. One panel edge is folded under, another is folded back on itself, and the two panels are hooked together. This design sheds water.
The underlayment is a layer that is installed over the roof deck before the installation of the roofing system. Its purpose is to provide a secondary weatherproofing barrier and to provide temporary protection until the roof is fully installed. Sometimes, an underlayment is installed together with an ice dam protection membrane. As one of the top roofing and home addition contractors in our area, Sturdy Home Improvement uses only the best underlayment for our projects.
The metal roofing system and substrate are installed over the roof deck. There are two categories of roof deck substrates: spaced structural supports and continuous spaced decking. For the former, since there isn’t a solid roof deck, the roofer must use structural metal panels instead of architectural metal panels.
You can rely on Sturdy Home Improvement for all of your roofing and siding needs because of our many years of experience and thousands of successfully completed jobs. All of our projects focus on quality without compromise, which means we don’t stop until you are satisfied with your project. Call us at (508) 948-0128 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Hartford, CT, and nearby areas.