In London ON, a set of standing seam metal roof often adorns glamorous residential roofs. They’re quite practical but also a huge investment. Your trusted London ON roofing contractor with in-depth experience has likely recommended that you have a corrugated metal roofing installation for your property instead. If you can’t make a decision, it’s wise to know more about corrugated metal roofing.
Corrugated metal roofing is a sheet metal of adequate density with ribbing as part of its aesthetic. Homeowners get turned off by its appearance because most farm and barn structures use it as primary roofing. However, the ribbed appearance that indicates its corrugated distinction is invaluable in protecting your property. Creative Wall Coverings tells more about why you should choose to have a corrugated metal roofing installation in your home.
Corrugated Metal Roofing: Compelling Reasons Why It’s Great!
As we already know the corrugated steel roofing are highly strong and durable due to the wavy structure giving the metal sheets large surface area. These can survive any impact from fall of pebbles or objects on the roof. The corrugated steel roofs are highly resistant to extreme weather conditions like hails and snow. These are also resistant to fire, which makes them ideal for homes.
The corrugated steel roofing doesn’t rust or fade away and are resistant to termites and insects. With the application of some chemicals, it is possible to make the roofs devoid of algae. This makes the roofing last long. At an average, the corrugated roofs of good quality can last up to 30 years or even more with proper care and with zero to low maintenance.
The steel sheets are lightweight, which makes it easy to install. The flexibility is also an important feature of the corrugated steel roofs.
The rippled shape of the corrugated steel roofing makes it suitable to reflect all the light and heat of the sun. This feature makes the indoors cool, as heat does not enter the house. You can save energy with the installation of this roofing and save on the air conditioning too. (Continue Reading)
Corrugated metal roofing installation is the cheapest yet most durable alternative to standing seam metal roofs. Almost every supplier carries galvanized, galvalumed, aluminum, or copper corrugated roofs. In addition, you can use a simple carriage to deliver it from the supplier to your home because of its lightness.
When it comes to material, the actual figures are 50% lower if you compare it to standing seam material costs. Remodeling Costs has a great breakdown on the actual corrugated metal roofing installation figures you’ll theoretically spend for.
Cost and Value of Corrugated Metal Roofing
Corrugated roofing is the least expensive metal roofing option, while Standing Seam is by far the most expensive option. With corrugated metal roofing, it starts in the $3.00 to $4.00 per sq. ft. range. — That’s a full installation of say G-60 galvanized steel, 29 gauge, painted (with acrylic paint) panels, charged by the square foot.
The G-60 refers to amount of metallic finish per sq.ft. While this is the low cost option, it is still much higher quality than our ancestors went with 150 years ago.
If wanting a good mid-range option, like G-90 galvanized steel, 26 gauge, factory finished Kynar 500 paint (not acrylic paint), then the range is around $5.00 to $8.00 per sq. ft. installed.
The reason for the larger range on the second option is the other things that would be considered, such as quality of the installer, your location, complexity of your roof, along with how steep the slopes are, and whether the existing roof needs to be torn off or not. (Keep Reading)
Can a homeowner install corrugated metal roofs or replace them? We highly recommend having only professional roofers perform corrugated metal roofing installation on your property. Many believe DIY may save them money, but the time homeowners spend on trial and error and money on professional roofing equipment contrarily doubles their spending.
On the other hand, it pays to know about the actual corrugated roof installation process. In this way, you’ll avoid any mishaps and poor roofing contractor performance. Hunker has a trusty set of corrugated metal roofing instructions you can use below.
Corrugated Metal Roofing Installation Steps
Measure the ridge of the roof to determine how many panels will be needed for installation. Run a tape measure across the front of the roof and record the measurement. Divide by the width of the panel to determine how many will be needed for installation.
Measure from the top of the roof down to the ridge and divide by six which is the height of the metal panel to determine how many columns will be necessary. Multiply the number of rows by the number of columns to get the number of panels that will be needed.
Line up the first panel at the bottom corner of the roof near the lip and hammer it in place with 3-inch metal roofing nails. Insert about 20 nails into the humps of the ridges spread equally throughout the panel.
Line up the second sheet overlapping the first by one ridge and install it in the same manner. Set the third piece in place and continue until all of the first row has been installed. Cut the last piece to size if necessary with a circular saw and a carbide tip. Mark where the cut will be made and carefully cut through the piece. (Continued)
Make sure to have your corrugated metal roof installation professionally installed. If you have yet to find a trusty roofer, you can contact us at Cub Roofing. We have decades of experience installing corrugated and standing seam metal roofs. Cub Roofing provides a host of other roofing services too. Contact us today!