Process of Installing Roofing Sheets

Installing roofing sheets isn’t as difficult as it may otherwise appear. You can install your roofing sheet independently without too much of a hassle. We suggest letting experts install roofing sheets for you. But if you want to do it yourself, this step-by-step process of installing roofing sheets can help.

How to Install Roofing Sheets? | General Step-By-Step Roof Installation Process

Here’s a step-by-step roof installation process, from cutting sheets onsite to fixing them correctly.

Cut the Sheet

Rest the metal sheet face-down on padded supports and cut it while on the ground. Use the right tools that heat it minimally. Overheating can damage the color-coated roofing sheet. For smaller cut-outs, openings, and non-straight cuts, use a jigsaw. On the other hand, use a circular saw with a fine-tooth metal cutting blade for long straight cuts. Remove the leftover fine chips and stone particles. 

Lay the Sheet

Clean the roof thoroughly and take care of the old shingles. Once you clean the roof, spread the sheets over the purlins attached to the roof’s trusses. Position the sheets appropriately and then secure them. The first row of the sheet should extend over the bottom to allow rainwater to flow into the gutter. Always begin laying the sheets from the outside edge.

Screw the Panels

Get roof fasteners with polycarbonate washers. Lap over the panels by a minimum of 5.5 cm. Adjust the lap to ensure the last installed panel completes the layout without making any extra lengthwise cuts.

If you have a two-sided roof, repeat all the steps and install a ridge cap.

Work on the Protrusions

Flash protrusions like ducts and pipes where they pass through the sheeting surface. Install extra framing where you have to cut away the ribs to allow penetration.

Things to Remember

Here are a few things to remember during roofing installation.

  • Roofing sheet installation is a risky thing to do, especially if you are not a professional. But if you want to do it, take the necessary precautions. It includes wearing protective gloves, clean soft-soled footwear, and a hard hat to optimize your grip and reduce roofing sheet damage.
  • The fixings you use to attach sheets to purlins must be durable and weather-resistant.
  • Do not excessively tighten the fixing. It can burn the soft neoprene pad under the washer.
  • While laying ridge caps, let every cap overlap the next to create a solid weather-resistant joint.
  • Hire roofing installation professionals to carry out the work. 

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