If you want a durable, long lasting roof, metal is a great choice for your home. It is durable and can provide you with energy efficiency. There are some things to consider when installing your metal roofing, such as the type of underlayment, spacing and the color of your roof. These roofing supplies can add to the durability and energy efficiency of your metal roofing. Here are some of the additional features that you may want to consider using with the installation of your metal roofing:
1. Adding Spacers Between Metal Roofing And Existing Decking
If you are installing a metal roof over an existing roof or decking, you may want to add spacers between the metal roofing and decking of the old roof. You can use 2x4 or 1x4 boards for this, and install them horizontally on your roof. They should run the length of the roof to provide something to attach the roofing to. What this does is allow for ventilation of the roof between the metal. It can help to reduce heat gain and allow your roof to breathe. This can also help to prevent problems with dry rot, which is caused when the wood gets too dry with poor ventilation.
2. Installing An Additional Rubber Membrane Beneath The Roofing
Rubber roofing membranes can be installed beneath your metal roofing. They will help to protect your roof from roof leaks, as well as provide you with more energy efficiency. The rubber membrane will also help to make your roof last much longer. Rubber membranes will also help to protect your roof where fasteners like screws penetrate your roof. If you have removed an old asphalt roof, membranes are a good choice for an underlayment to protect your home from leaks.
3. Adding Rafter Insulation To Give Your Roof More Energy Efficiency
In addition to improvements on the roof, you can also improve the attic. Adding insulation to the rafters of your roof can provide you with several benefits. It can first help to add insulation to your home and reduce heat loss. If you live in a climate with hard winter freezes, insulating the rafters can also help to prevent ice dams on your roof. This is because it prevents the rising heat from melting snow on your roof, which is the main cause of ice dams.
If you want to have metal roofing installed on your home, you may want to consider using some of these additional features for your roofing installation. Contact a roofing supplier and ask them about some of these extras for your new metal roof.