Metal Roofing 101

Standing seam metal roofing is an attractive and durable solution that is well established in the high-end custom home market. But attachment and flashing details can make all the difference for a profitable and well-performing roof installation. In this course, industry expert Jerry Iselin, founder, owner, and president of Metal Roof Specialties, a Seattle-based roofing contracting firm, surveys and analyzes recommended installation details for key areas of the roof, including eaves, ridges, hips, valleys, and roof-to-wall intersections.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify important roof junctures
  • Describe effective details for fascia and gutter installation at roof eaves
  • Assess choices for terminating metal roofing at the rake
  • Compare fastening and flashing methods at roof-to-wall intersections
  • Evaluate attachment and drainage details at roof valleys
  • Describe choices for roof ridge ventilation
  • Understand the factors that determine a roofing contractor’s choice of fastening and flashing methods

Watch the below videos, and review the study guides that were presented on previous pages, prior to take the test for this section.

Metal Roofing 101 Part 2

Metal Roofing Part 3