Roofing Help Videos

#34 – Complex Roofs and Metal Roofing

April 26, 2017

We often get asked whether metal roofing materials are applicable for complex roof lines. Recent years have seen a move away from cookie cutter ranch and split level homes to homes where the roof lines are very cut up with different angles, hips, valleys, dormers, and so forth. Metal makes a great option for these… ( read more )

#33 – Chimneys and Metal Roofing

One of the positive benefits of a properly installed metal roof is that it will be flashed in order to be watertight against roof penetrations such as chimneys, skylights, and dormers. Shorter term roofing systems are often just sealed in those areas, with the assumption that the sealant will last as long as the roofing… ( read more )

#32 – Can a Metal Roof be Repainted?

There are times when building owners become interested in repainting their current metal roofs. This may be to freshen up the building or to give it an entirely new look and color scheme. Most quality metal roofs have finishes that are warranted for 40 or more years. Repainting of course will void any warranty that… ( read more )

#31 – Should a Metal Roof be Installed Over Battens?

We frequently are asked whether metal roof should be installed on batten’s or direct to the roof deck. By design, some metal roofs must be installed over battens, some must never be installed over battens, and some can be installed over battens or over solid decking. So first and foremost, it’s critical to choose the… ( read more )

#30 – The Durability of Metal Roofing

March 31, 2017

Most people buy metal roofs for their longevity. Once a homeowner reaches the point of owning their “forever house” – the last house they will ever buy, and perhaps they even have plans to pass that house on to loved ones – it makes sense to end the crazy cycle of re-roofing every few years…. ( read more )

#29 – Skylights on Metal Roofing

Normal types of protrusions through the roof such as skylights and chimneys do not pose a problem for metal roofs. They need to be flashed and detailed properly and quality metal roofing manufacturers will have instructions to help installers with that. Skylights must be curbed, not flush-mounted with any metal roof. If there are existing… ( read more )