Are you ready for or needing a new roof for your home? While replacing a roof is not something homeowners generally look forward to, picking out a new roof is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Something as small and simple as screws and fasteners are easy to disregard as a vital component of a construction project. For metal roofs, fasteners make up less than 1% of the total cost of installation, yet they can result in 100% of the roof’s failure. Your roof can fail from broken fasteners, incorrectly installed fasteners, worn out sealing washers, or the simplest of errors: using the wrong screws.
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Do you want your metal roof to leak? Screwing or fastening down a metal roof is one of the easiest parts of a metal roofing installation, but it's also the most problematic. The main cause of a leaking roof on a “DIY” metal roofing installation is incorrectly fastening the screws. Your roof will have thousands of screw holes. Quite often, the screws are over- tightened or under-tightened and when this happens it creates leak points.
It’s easy to choose things like color for your metal roofing, but have you thought about how your new roof will attach to your home? This is one aspect of roofing that we see most often overlooked. As long as the roof is securely attached to your house, what’s the difference? It might not seem important, but the connection actually plays a role in the roof’s longevity and its performance.