Guest User
3/17/2010
I installed my shingle roof twenty years ago. I am planning on replacing it next year. I am considering installing alluminum my self. Is that difficult for a first timer? I figure it should not take as long and there are instructional manuals available.
Guest User
3/18/2010
Before installing an aluminum roof, it is necessary to explore the different instruemnts you will need for the installation. You would need nails, hand tools, aluminum shingles, flashing and counter flashing. Use shingles or panels for the aluminum roof. Select aluminum roof panels rather than shingles. If you want to install aluminum shingles, purchase user-friendly shingles as they are less expensive and easy to install. Use four sided locks for better protection of your aluminum roof. It is advisable to purchase aluminum roofing panels or aluminum shingles from the manufacturer itself for installation.You can start installing the aluminum roof by removing the existing old roof and replacing it by the aluminum roof panels or shingles. Confirm with the manufacturer if this can work out for your home.Install aluminum roof with hidden gutter channels as this will help in efficient drainage of water in the rainy season and also make it look attractive.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
3/18/2010
Yes, most manufacturers have manuals and good details available. I would only consider products that do have such things. Your focus will need to be on choosing a product and then determining the details of installing it or having it installed. Difficulty of installation is based largely on the pitch and geometry of your roof.
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