Metal roofing is one of the most popular roof replacement choices on the market today. After all, it’s affordable, durable and qualifies as a cool roof, allowing you to save a significant amount on your cooling bills for the summer. However, there is one drawback to metal roofs: it can be complicated to install. Unfortunately, with the complications of its installation, it’s possible for your contractors to make mistakes when installing, especially if you hired an inexperienced one.
In this post, Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration discuss the four rookie mistakes inexperienced contractors can make when installing a metal roof.
Basic Preparation – Properly measuring the length and slope of your roof is the basic of the basics and should not be forgotten or done incorrectly by every contractor. This is because every panel that will be installed in your home should be cut to the exact size, otherwise the imperfect cuts and rough edges will leave your roof vulnerable to rust and roof coating failure.
Oil Canning – Oil canning can be apparent when your metal roof starts to appear wavy. This means your contractor used the incorrect standing seam panel and can make your roofing system look unsightly. With that in mind, always make sure to work with an experienced roofer to avoid this problem.
Incorrect Sealant – When it comes to metal roofing installations, there are only a few types of sealant that you can use. Unfortunately, some inexperienced contractors will use any sealant around the protrusions of your metal roof, which can lead to leaks, rusting and even a voided warranty. Experienced roof replacement contractors will be careful to avoid making this mistake so always make sure the one you’re hiring has the necessary experience to install a metal roof.
Incorrect Fastener Installation – Metal roof fasteners can be incorrectly installed in three ways: over-tightened, under-tightened or off-center. If your metal roof’s fasteners are incorrectly installed in any of these ways, fluctuating temperature and humidity can cause the fasteners to move and back out or even rust, which can lead to permanent damage and leaks. Should you notice either of these problems, it means your roofer made a rookie mistake that could have been avoided.
Make your search for roofing contractors easier by turning to Mobley Brothers Roofing and Restoration. We are your leading provider of storm damage roof repair and siding installation services. Give us a call at (865) 248-2772 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Lebanon, Knoxville and other nearby areas in TN.