Installing a Metal Roof
Installing a Metal Roof
Like any other building product, for a metal roof to work the way it was designed to, it must be installed correctly. Not all Minnesota roofing contractors are experienced or proficient in metal roof installation. In addition to product-specific training, there is often specialized equipment required that asphalt roofing contractors may not have.
It is also important that they are familiar with the particular type of roofing, because each manufacturer has a different installation process. The roofing elements are much like puzzle pieces, and in order for the roof to work properly, each piece must be fit into the right spot. Metal roof installation is different from asphalt. Where your new asphalt roof might be completed in one day; expect four or five with metal.
Most asphalt roofing is installed with the same type of fasteners – roofing nails. However, with metal roofing, there are different fasteners for each type of metal roof, and they are not always interchangeable.
- All Quarve roofing crews have been trained in the specific installation techniques set forth by the roofing manufacturers we work with. We have a mock roof setup in our shop so each employee gets hands-on training.
- We are not newcomers to the metal roof industry; we have been installing metal roofing for over three decades.
- Replacing an asphalt roof requires a tear-off due to state building codes that limit the layers of roofing due to weight. Roofs must be able to support a standard Minnesota snow load in addition to the weight of the roof itself.
- And we are very particular in cleaning up after your roof is completed. We not only employ the help of our Equipter Roofing Trailer to limit discarded material, we also use magnetic sweepers to collect any loose metal that may have fallen among the landscape.
Since metal roofing is much lighter than asphalt roofing, we can sometimes go over one layer of asphalt shingles. This means you may be able to avoid the time and cost of tearing off your old asphalt roofing. This will depend on the condition of the shingles, the decking and fascia boards. An experienced metal roofing contractor like Quarve will be able to evaluate your existing roof and work with your local building code authority to ensure compliance.