Snap-Lock Standing-Seam Metal Roof Installation
Factory-made panels and flashing go together without specialty tools or subcontractors.
When you’re a remodeler in a rural location, you often have to venture into uncharted territory because there’s nobody else to do the job. This was the case on a recent project when I was asked to install a standing-seam metal roof as part of a major remodel. Although the roof was relatively small, it had nearly every complicating element you can think of: valleys, doghouse dormers, slope transitions, and even skylights. Our company specializes in difficult roofing projects and I take pride in our sheet-metal skills for flashing and built-in gutters, but I had never attempted a standing-seam roof. My crew and I had to figure it out on our own. To ensure our roof was done right, two of my employees and I attended a two-day training at the manufacturer’s headquarters in preparation. This article describes everything we learned while installing this complicated roof.
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