If you have ever seen the movie “ockmow” then you may also know how to overlap corrugated metal roofing on a flat roof. This technique is used in many types of roofing and can save you time and money. Here’s how to do it.
For starters, start by measuring the perimeter of your roof. You will need a piece of paper to write the dimensions of the area that is covered by the roofing and any other steps that you might need to take. Once you have these measurements, take your corrugated metal roofing and cut it. This may require a saw with an extension at the tip or a razor knife.
Once you have cut the corrugated metal roofing, install a piece of roofing cloth or felt over the area that is covered. Do this until you are left with a half inch of exposed roofing. This will be the area that you will work around. You want to make sure that you get all of the overlapping part of the corrugated metal roofing before you start cutting.
Slide the roofing cloth or felt under the metal roofing and make sure that you get every last bit of overlap. You may have to bend it back a little to get it in the right place, but it will be worth it in the end. Remember to overlap the corrugated metal roofing no less than an eighth inch. Also make sure that you keep the metal shingles from rolling when they touch the edge of the corrugated metal roofing. Just lift them off and replace.
If you find that you are having trouble with the overlap, you may need to add some shingles to the roof. There are prefabricated shingles that you can buy to make the job go a lot easier. Be sure to keep the metal roofing covered so that nothing falls on it while you work. And make sure that you have plenty of water to stop the roof from caving in.
It can take some time to learn how to overlap corrugated metal roofing. But remember, if you don’t get it right the first time, you can always start over again until you get it right. You can even ask for help from a professional roofer if you are having a hard time installing the corrugated metal roofing yourself. The process is actually quite simple, but it does take a certain amount of patience to get it right the first time.