While corrugated metal roofing systems are still as widely used as ever, standing seam metal roofs are on the steady rise to becoming the preferred metal roofing style for homes and commercial properties everywhere due to their improved design. If your home or commercial building will have a roof replacement soon, you might want to upgrade to the sleeker and more energy-efficient metal roof standing seam.
In this article, Shelter Construction Services shares the industry’s seven best practices for producing good metal roof seaming.
The personnel entrusted with seaming metal roofs should be trained properly to ensure high-quality workmanship. There are installation trainings offered by certain roofing manufacturers that roof installers should take advantage of.
The job cannot be done (at least not properly) without the appropriate tools. The equipment has to match the specific roofing system to be installed so that the project doesn’t end up wasting resources.
3. Hand Crimper
One of the crucial steps in the seaming process is the formation of seams themselves. Flawless work can be achieved when the hand crimpers are used as the manual suggests.
4. Electrical Source
As with most equipment in the modern age, roof seaming requires the use of electricity. Your chosen roofing contractor should make allowances so that the proper electrical requirements are met.
5. Electric Seamer
The electric seamer is responsible for sealing the seams in place. Needless to say, it should be used with great expertise and caution.
6. Safety Measures
The safety of everyone involved (including the property owner if present during the procedure) should be a top priority. A successful roofing project is one that has been completed without any accidents.
Equipment and work area should always be cleaned to ensure optimal conditions and outcomes.
Shelter Construction Services specializes in custom metal roofing for residential and commercial properties. We use only the best practices from the industry. We also offer a wide range of services, from slate roof replacement to various repairs, no matter how minor or major. Call us today at (336) 578-6731 to get a free estimate!