Installation of metal roof to 7/16" OSB

David Chambers
We are about to install a new metal roof to our new home. I've been told recently that with new and improved fasteners it is possible to secure directly to the 7/16" OSB. To prevent metal getting dinged and damaged in between the lath, I would consider this over the lath, but only if it creates a hard fast application. Can anyone offer advise?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
Metal roofing is available via several attachment methods. Direct to deck is certainly one of those. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's advice and all should have some sort of slip layer or underlayment. Happy Independence Day.

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