How To Install Metal Roof and Other DIY Solutions

Search by Keyword


To learn How To Install Metal Roof Features, follow the step-by-step instructions outlined below.

Metal is a popular, cost effective alternative to other roofing materials.  Metal roofs are durable, attractive, and energy-efficient.  Metals typically used for roofing include copper, aluminum, and galvanized steel.  

Metal roofing is available in many colors, textures, and styles.

Best of all, a metal roof is easy enough to install so you can save money by doing it yourself.

How To Install Metal Roof Features

1.  Measure the Area.  

The slope of a roof panel is measured as "rise over run."  In other words, it's the distance from the base to the apex, divided by the distance from the edge to directly underneath the apex.  

The area of a roof panel is length x width x slope.  Add 10 percent to the total.  

2.  Order the Materials.  

Choose your favorite metal roofing in the dimensions measured as described above.  

You will also need roofing felt, a large garbage can, a staple gun, a jigsaw, a drill, assorted drill bits, roofing nails, roofing screws, and self sealing wood screws.  

3.  Remove the old roofing.  

In some cases, the under layer (roofing felt) can be added on to the existing roofing.  

4.  Cover the Roof Area with Roofing Felt

This insulating layer will protect against moisture collecting between the metal roof panels and the sheathing.  

5.  Install the edging.

These are metal strips also known as eave flashing, and are placed around the edge of the roof. 

6.  Add the metal panels.

Use the screws mentioned above.

7.  Add the flashing.

The flashing is metal trim placed over joints where the metal panels meet.  

Useful Links to Free Printable Items

Other DIY Solutions

Look here to Learn How To Start Your Own Business and Work From Home anywhere in America.  

Go here for all sorts of Free Printable Resume Formats.

Printable list of Amtrak Train Stations in All 50 States.

Printable list of Greyhound Bus Stations in All 50 States.

More Free Printable Lists

Free Printable Car Insurance Stats for All 50 States and Washington DC.

Free Printable Reusable Monthly Calendars

Free Printable Maps

Free Printable Charts and Tables

Free Printable Worksheets 

Free Printable Tattoo Designs

Free Printable Tarot Cards

Free Printable Gifts

Free Printable Trivia Games

Another Free Printables Collection