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Best Practices for Installing a Standing Seam Metal Roof
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Best Practices for Installing a Standing Seam Metal Roof

Standing seam metal roofs offer many benefits. They are immune to the effects of long-term sun exposure and moisture and can last for decades. However, the installation procedure for a standing seam metal roof is complex, which is why you need to hire someone with specialized experience. 

Today, Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses the best practices for standing seam metal roofing installation.

Proper Training and Equipment

The seaming equipment used by the contractor should match the specific roof panel system that is being installed. Roofing manufacturers routinely rent out this equipment and offer installation training to contractors. Manufacturers want to make sure that their metal roof profiles are installed correctly and not compromised by the use of the wrong equipment. Using the wrong equipment can ruin panels and seams.

Hand Crimper

The people who install your roof should know how to use a hand crimper, which is used to form the seams around end laps and around the metal clips that secure the panels. Improper hand tooling is the number one cause of faulty seaming, so the roof installers need to be well trained. If they’re not competent with a hand crimper, they could mess up the installation, requiring roof repair.

Electric Seamer

Your roofing contractor will use an electric seamer to finish the roofing installation. This tool needs the right kind of electrical source to work properly. The electrical seamer should also be secured properly; it must be tied off with a safety line and attached to something rigid on the building. The electric seamer should also be checked and cleaned of any dirt, debris or oil before it is used every day.

The abilities of the contractor you hire for your residential roofing project will have a major effect on the quality of your new metal roof. You need to hire a contractor that has the experience, training and qualifications to install metal roofing systems. Universal Roofing and Exteriors is that contractor. We have decades of experience and we install the highest-quality roofing products. We serve many areas in Indiana including Carmel and Zionsville. Call us at (317) 257-0779 to learn more about our services and products or to request a quote. You can also contact us here.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

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