Metal roofing protects buildings
A metal roofing system is made from metal panels or tiles and is a component of the building envelope.
In the United States, metal comprises 10% of the overall residential re-roofing market. Metal roofing can be used for residential and commercial buildings. The same material used for metal roofs can be used for siding as well.
With any type of metal roof, underlayment is of high importance. Felt paper is never recommended as the heat will cause the panels to stick to the felt and hinder the natural expansion and contraction all metal roofs go through. There are special underlayments specifically designed for metal roofs, so if you are in the market for a metal roof, make sure the potential roofer uses the right type; a high-temperature synthetic underlayment.
The method used to fasten the panels to the roof should also be checked carefully. Fasteners that are driven directly through the panel will not only prevent the panel from its natural expansion and contraction, but each penetration will also become a potential leak. Metal roofs should be installed using side-brackets, which will allow the metal to move while keeping it firmly in place. These are also known as standing seam panels. At DACA Roofing we are experienced in all aspects of metal roofing systems. Please contact our offices to discuss your options and schedule a consultation.