So you’re a homeowner and planning a DIY metal roofing installation. As you might anticipate, the most difficult part of the job is installing the trim correctly. For this reason, you’re probably looking for the easiest method of installation.
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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So, you are thinking about installing a metal roof and you don’t have any experience. You are concerned about installing the trim incorrectly because it will cause your roof to leak. As a DIY builder who may not read plans, a written install guide is confusing. That’s why we created a step by step written guide and a video that will make installing gable trim a breeze.
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.
So you’re a homeowner and planning a DIY metal roofing installation. As you might anticipate, the most difficult part of the job is installing the trim correctly. Homeowners like you always ask us which piece of metal roofing trim should be installed first? Eave trim, also referred to as drip edge, is the first piece of trim that will be installed on your metal roof.
Metal has become one of the most popular roofing solutions in recent years due to its modern appearance and its longevity compared to a shingle roof. Not surprisingly, this popularity has resulted in a spike in demand for metal roof installations.