Thinking of trying to install metal roofing yourself? While it can be done, there is a lot of work that goes into the process. In most cases, it would be better to call a professional roofing company when attempting to install metal roofing in Birmingham AL. However, if the homeowner is insistent on doing it, here are steps on how to prepare the home before the installation process begins.
Does It Measure Up?
* The first thing that will need to be done is to take measurements. Try to measure from the ground as much as possible for the sake of safety. Use extreme caution when measuring from the roof itself.
* The slope of the roof will need to be figured. This will be given as the distance up over the distance over. Convert this to an equivalent decimal number and as a degree.
* Determine the slope factor by measuring the length times width of the area and then multiply this by the slope decimal. This figure will give the square footage that needs to be covered by metal roofing in Birmingham AL.
* Make sure to factor in an extra 10% for wasted roofing material.
Order The Goods
The next thing to do is to order the actual roofing material to be used in the color that is desired. Other supplies that will be needed are a large garbage can or even a dumpster, a metal saw, staple gun, drill, drill bits, roofing nails, and roofing screws.
Order From Chaos
At this point, it would do the homeowner to organize the work space as neatly as possible. Make sure there are no cords dangling in the way and everything needed is within reach of where it will be used.
Out With The Old
Carefully remove the old roofing. Try not to too tear off too much at once, as the pieces can quickly become unwieldy.
If, after reading this, it sounds like too much work to do by oneself, visit USA Roofing & Renovations, LLC website to schedule an appointment with the pros who can get the job done quickly and easily.