INSTALLING METAL ROOFING

Learn Roofing Professional Chris Lutz's Straightforward, Professional System for Installing Metal Roofing on Your Project or Home

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13 Responses to “Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Ron March 28, 2014 at 3:41 am #

    Hello,
    I just finished watching your videos and have a few questions
    1. Closure strips
    -I did not see any use of closure strips on the top or bottom of the panels, at the valley or underneath ridge panels. Are these needed in a residential application?
    2. I plan to install a metal roof on my own home as soon as weather allows. I have quite a bit of experience with the installation process, but I am confused on one area. I have a valley that comes down and ends on a outside corner. I am not sure how to tie the gable trim, roof panel and the valley tin together. Do you have any pictures, video or detailed drawings you could send.
    3. Pre-drilling roof panels….your thoughts?
    4. Do the laps of gable trim, rake trim, valleys need to be sealed
    5. On a lower ridge, how far should the ridge go up the roof underneath the panel above? Do you have any pictures or video showing how this would be done?
    6. With using the type of valley flashing shown in the video, do the edges of the valley tin that have the vertical factory bend, hold the roof panel off the roof? Should that be bent down towards the valley to maintain the “pan” but allow the panel to set onto the roof properly?

    I really enjoyed watching your video series and gained a lot of useful information from them. Any help you could give me with my few remaining questions would be greatly appreciated.

    Ron Holm
    RJK Contracting LLC

    • Chris September 9, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      Hello,
      I just finished watching your videos and have a few questions
      1. Closure strips
      -I did not see any use of closure strips on the top or bottom of the panels, at the valley or underneath ridge panels. Are these needed in a residential application?

      I’ve never been a fan of the closures. They may be needed if you have very low slopes or high winds but in general, I never use them.

      2. I plan to install a metal roof on my own home as soon as weather allows. I have quite a bit of experience with the installation process, but I am confused on one area. I have a valley that comes down and ends on a outside corner. I am not sure how to tie the gable trim, roof panel and the valley tin together. Do you have any pictures, video or detailed drawings you could send.

      Hmmm, not sure what you’re looking at here. Send me a photo and we’ll figure it out.

      3. Pre-drilling roof panels….your thoughts?

      Great idea. You can pre drill a big stack of panels all at once. Just make sure you got your wood strips spaced right to line up.

      4. Do the laps of gable trim, rake trim, valleys need to be sealed

      I’ve never done this but it’s not a bad idea.

      5. On a lower ridge, how far should the ridge go up the roof underneath the panel above? Do you have any pictures or video showing how this would be done?

      Again, send a picture so IO can be sure what we’re talking about.

      6. With using the type of valley flashing shown in the video, do the edges of the valley tin that have the vertical factory bend, hold the roof panel off the roof? Should that be bent down towards the valley to maintain the “pan” but allow the panel to set onto the roof properly?

      It’s really bent on a 45, not vertical. If you have a steep valley, you probably don’t need it. It will hold the panels up a bit but that is generally not noticeable. This lip can provide essential backup protection from water that rolls up the sides off the valley. I’d leave it like that.

  2. Joseph May 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I have seen many steel roofs with no venting for septic or vents. Can I assume these were cut off below the steel, and are vented out the top of the roof through the vent at the top? I really like that look much better than the pipes sticking out of the roof, and I feel the possibility of a leak goes way down. What’s your thoughts? Please help.

    • Chris September 9, 2014 at 11:13 am #

      I have seen people do this and in some respects it’s a good idea. However, I’m no plumber and those vents exist for a reason. Additionally, the vents are code in many areas and removing them or placing them below the roof probably violates the building code. I’d say, cut these off at your own peril.

  3. czissman May 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Hello,

    I just purchased the All Access Pass. I’m watching the videos online but don’t see an index that will direct me to the video that answers the specific question I have. Where can I find the index?

    Thanks,

    Chuck

  4. Al March 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

    My supplier offers valley flashings in 10 ft. sections. How much overlap is recommended and is caulking
    needed. My roof has a 4 in 12 slope.
    Al

    • Chris March 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

      I’d recommend overlapping at least 6 inches and on a 4/12 I think laying a heavy bead of sealant down first is a good idea. If you live in an area prone to snow and ice dams, I might overlap 12 inches. Just make sure there are no fasteners going through the overlap area or the holes in the bottom piece might leak in the event of an ice dam.

  5. DALE June 28, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    I bought this videos for my son but videos don’t play on his computer

  6. Jeff S July 25, 2017 at 1:15 am #

    I am considering starting a metal roofing business, will these courses give me sufficient knowledge to be able to run a roofing business?

  7. Paul House August 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    I’m adding a cover for my back porch. I purchased the online videos in the hopes that the issues encountered with the transition from an existing shingled roof to new metal roof would be addressed. I have different issues with flashing transitions, connections, sealing, etc. that need to be addressed. Can y’all help?

  8. Jason December 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    I have active courses but I don’t see a play or activate video button?

  9. Lori December 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    can i download the videos to my computer to watch without an internet connection?

    • Kelly - Roofing Intelligence January 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

      No, sorry. You are only able to stream the videos.

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