4 Areas To Consider Before Installing Metal Roofing

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When you make the decision to have metal roofing installed, there are many considerations that need to be made before the installation occurs. Your contractor will usually walk you through them, but it is important that you aware of them just in case. 

Warranty

One of the most important considerations is the warranty that covers your roofing. Some homeowners mistakenly believe that the warranty covers all aspects of the roofing. 

In fact, you might end up with two or more warranties by the time your roofing is complete. One warranty will cover the parts that compose your metal roofing. The other will cover the work that is done. 

You need to pay close attention to the length of the warranty, what it covers, and whether or not it is transferable. If you sell your home, you want to be sure that the new homeowners can still get repairs under the warranty.

Installers

Metal roofing is very durable and effective in protecting your home against outside elements. Unfortunately, a poor installation could result in the roofing being less than stellar. 

Before agreeing to the install, check out the qualifications of the installer. Metal roofing requires special training to install. Ensure your installer has undergone that training and that he or she has sound references for the work done in the past. 

Current Roof

Believe it or not, the condition of your old roof is important when it comes to installing your new metal roofing. Your installer might recommend installing the new roof over the old one. To do this, your old roofing needs to be in fair condition.

The installer needs to install a new underlayment between the new roofing and the old. If there are any noticeable dips or humps in your old roofing, they will show once the new is installed. Your contractor needs to fix those before the new installation.

Coating

The coating on your metal roofing affects how durable it will be over the years. The coating also helps to provide your roof with its character. It can be different shades and colors. 

You want to be sure that the coating is not only pleasing to the eye, but also a strong protectant. Look for a coating that will not streak or stain as the years pass. Your contractor can give you sound recommendations for which coating to use. 

Once you have thoroughly reviewed all of this with your contractor, you should be ready for the installation. Talk to the installer about any other concerns you have about the roofing and its installation. To learn more, contact a company like Schwartz & Sons Construction.

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