Installing a metal roof starts with taking the measurements of the area, including the slope of the roof and its square footage. The proper tools are needed before beginning with the project, such as a power metal shear, jigsaw, drill, drill bits, staple gun, and screws for the metal roof among others.
When the work site and the materials are ready, and the old roofing has been removed, here are the next steps to follow:
Install the eave flashing or edging, which is the metal strip that covers the roof. A 1¼-inch nail can be useful in securing the flashing.
Add the panels and make sure to start at the longest peak. Leave the first sheet of metal overhanging at the edge of the roof for at least ¾ of an inch.
Next step is to add the flashing, which is the metal trim that is positioned over the roof joints where different sections converge.