Mistakes to Avoid During Metal Roofing Installation

by Adam Taylore Metal Roofing Sydney
Over the years, we have seen metal roofing becoming the top choice of homeowners in Australia in terms of roofing. Several reasons have contributed in this like the robustness of metal, its durability, versatility, longevity and so on. Because of these reasons, more and more people are getting inclined towards this type, but for it to perform exceptionally; the first requirement is the precise installation by the experts holding years of experience in the same. 

Often people look for economical options and overlook the experience of the installation team. As a result, they commit several errors and mistakes that can prove costly in the long run. 

Here in this article, we have covered some of them and tried to find out how they can be avoided during metal roofing installation.

Top 8 Errors Seen During Metal Roof Installations

  • Incorrect Measurements
  • Choosing the Incorrect Metal Roofing Panel
  • Installing Fasteners Incorrectly
  • Oil Canning
  • Underlayment
  • Incorrect Sealant
  • Improperly Attaching Flashing
  • No Experience Installing a Metal Roof

Let us go through some of them.

Incorrect Measurements-

A huge delay can be caused in any metal roofing installation, if the measurements are not accurate and remember that this mistake can be very expensive too. However, it has been observed that only inexperienced professionals commit this error or those working to meet the deadlines. Professionally certified and experienced installation experts will always engage in proper field measurement and based on that, order installation accessories like siding panels.

Choosing the Incorrect Metal Roofing Panel-

One more error that can delay the project and make metal roofing installation more expensive is the selection of the wrong panel type to use the installation process. A wide selection of metal roof panels of different shapes and sizes are available in the markets and based on the requirements, experts will choose the right type. One thing that you need to be very careful about is choosing the panels that are weather-resistant. 

Installing Fasteners Incorrectly-

Remember that improper installation of fasteners can also delay the project significantly and if ignored, in the metal roofing installation, it becomes a reason of leaks in a long run. In this regards, experts say that these fasteners should be screwed tightly with some resistance, but never be under tight or over tight.

Oil Canning-

Over-tight fasteners can give birth to a number of problems and one of them is oil-canning that is also given the name of "stress-wrinkles". This name is given to the visible waviness or rippling in the flat areas of metal roofing and experts say that this can also be caused by improper clip placement. To prevent this from happening, metal roofing installation experts recommend clip placement in an accurate manner and ensuring that clips fits into the panel seam with sheer accuracy. 


According to the experts, using the wrong underlayment or skipping underlayment altogether is yet another very common issue found in terms of metal roofing Sydney installation. The good thing is that this can be easily avoided with the help of research on the right kind of underlayment allowed in the laws. This is something to be very serious about because using the wrong underlayment can also result in a voided warranty.

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