On a metal roof, a valley is formed by two intersecting slopes. Installing valley trim to this area of your roof prevents water from traveling up the opposite slope and penetrating your roof. Without the trim, water can easily become trapped with snow, leaves, and other debris.
If a leak occurs through the roof, the first place to look should always be around protrusions through the roof - like pipes and chimneys. These are usually the locations of roof leaks. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly and securely install a rubber pipe boot to ensure the roof is being kept watertight.
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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.
If you are researching metal roofing options, then you are surely aware of standing seam. It’s the gold standard for both residential and commercial metal roofing projects. If you want the most weather-tight and modern looking metal roofing panel then you should consider standing seam.
So, you are thinking about purchasing a metal roof and would like to install it yourself. Well let us be the first to congratulate you. But, your journey won’t come pain free. From our 25 years of experience, we’ve seen that installing the trim is the hardest part of the job. Homeowners like yourself always ask us “How do you install the ridge cap?”
You are thinking about installing a metal roof and would like to install it yourself. Since you have never done this before you have lots of questions. One of the questions that we answer regularly is “What is ridge vent?”.
Each year, we at Western States Metal Roofing talk with hundreds of households in and around Phoenix with respect to their metal roofing or siding installation. We take great pride in helping customers find the best metal roofing and siding for their projects. Sometimes we’re asked, “Who are some other metal roofing manufacturers and suppliers that we should consider”.
You’ve decided to put metal roofing on your house and now it is time to answer the toughest question that most buyers face: which color should I choose for my metal roof? You want to pick the right metal roofing color to complement your house design. Picking the right color for your metal roof will make your house stand out in the neighborhood. Once your roof is installed changing the color is not an option, so choosing a color that looks appealing is imperative.
You’re in the process of designing your home and have decided on a corrugated metal roof. One of the first questions that potential customers want to know is, “What is the difference between ⅞” corrugated and ½” corrugated?”. This is actually a very simple question to answer. We will discuss the key differences in detail and do a side by side comparison.