What is a metal shingle roof?
The process of manufacturing a metal shingle roof involves a stamping press where the metal coil is fed, and the die will stamp the shingle in two or three steps. In the first step, the profile of the shingle is stamped out. The locks are then made in the second and third steps. The shingles then come out of the press and are then packed. The metal shingles contain an air space between the metal and the roof deck. This air space is beneficial as it acts as a thermal break to stop the conductive flow from the roof’s surface into the attic.
They are the second-most preferred type of metal roofs after a metal shingle roof. Different kinds of metal shingles vary according to the types of manufacturers. For supreme protection and long life of the shingles, they are coated with Kynar 500 paint. It will protect your metal shingles from rust and environmental damage. The factor that distinguishes metal shingles is the low profile and four-way interlocking system.
The low profile is beneficial for walking on metal shingles when installed with causing minimum destruction to the shingles. The flashing system is simplified, which makes it easy to install and reduce the cost price also. The most popular styles of metal shingles are cedar shingles and natural slate impressions. They look extremely beautiful and similar to premium types of roofing materials. Another metal shingle type is a flat tile impression, which is a smooth surface metal shingle. In the middle, it has stiffing ribs, which will create the look of separate tiles.
How are metal shingles generally installed?
The metal roof shingles are installed mainly from the eve of the roof. The first layer of the metal shingle is locked on the starter trim, then nailed or screwed on the prepared roof deck. Nails and special built-in clips or hemp are used to metal shingles to the roof deck.
After the first row of the metal shingle roof has been installed, our expert roofers will ‘build a stair’ or stagger the shingles and continue to add rows on the one side of the roof. In this way, a new diagonal of shingles will have maximum shingles possible.
The basic concept is that you don’t install the entire roof at once (running from one end to another), but instead, as many possible rows of shingles are laid at once. Since the metal shingles are low profile, z- bar flashing is not required.
What are some of the different types of metal shingles?
- Advanta shingle – it is installed with concealed fasteners from the eave of the roof to the ridge. It is a dimensional metal shingle with pre-punched points for fasteners; it has a four-way interlock system for weather tightness. It finds good applications in commercial and industrial buildings.
- Casteltop – it provides a unique roof appearance. It has a diamond-shaped flat metal roof shingle. They are easy to install and uses concealed fasteners. They require a minimum slope of 3:12. They are a good type for metal retrofitting roofs as they can be installed easily on the previously installed roof.
- Rumba shakes – it is a lightweight Bermuda style metal shingle. They can be installed on residential and commercial buildings with a minimum slope of 4:12. They can also be installed on pre-existing roofs.
- Standing seam shingles – they are elegant and aesthetic with a four-way interlocking system for weather tightness. They allow easy sliding of ice and snow and protect your roof from freeze and thaw cycles.
Why should you choose USA Metal Roof Contractors of Fort Lauderdale for metal roof installation?
At USA Metal Roof Contractor of Fort Lauderdale, we aspire to deliver quality service and a high-class product range. Professionals do the roofing, and the price range of our company is very basic and minimum. Our customers feel satisfied with the work we do.
We will carefully examine your roof to look for all the issues creating areas and help you choose the best solution for your roof. If you are seeking a secure company to do your roofing work, then we are the choice you are looking for. You can enjoy free quotes and roof inspection if you hire professionals from our company. So, book your free roof inspection with us, and grab the amazing deals our company has to offer!
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Considering roofing replacement? When it comes to roofing projects, many homeowners rely on professionals to get the job done. At USA Metal Roof Contractors of Fort Lauderdale, our specialists stick to all the industry standards when installing metal roofing on both residential and commercial properties. Therefore, you can be sure of getting a sturdy roof on top of your house. As a result, you can get the best services from our company in the following fields;
What Locations do we Serve?
USA Metal Roof Contractors of Fort Lauderdale is a name you can trust and rely on. Our metal roofing services were limited in Fort Lauderdale, FL when we started. But with time our company has expanded and is now serving over ten locations within Florida.
It shows how reliable we are. Here are some places within Florida, where you can access our world-class metal roofing services: –