How to Form Standing Seam Copper Roofing

What You'll Need
Seam Copper Roofing Contractor
Hoe or Shovel
Safety Glasses

Forming a copper roofing standing seam can be a costly process that will run between $20,000 and $30,000. The roof you build will hold up after time and give you a roof that will last up to 100 years or more. Most of these roofs consist of prefabricated materials and are custom designed to fit your roof. The shingles and materials needed to install the roof are very heavy, so it is recommended to use a professional installer in order to form the roof. This article will describe the process for removing the existing roof to save money on the installation of the new roof.

Step 1: Rent a Dumpster

For this project you will need to rent a dumpster because the trash can get out of control. In most communities, this can be attained from the waste collection department. Be sure to have the dumpster delivered and placed in an area of your yard that is provided with some form of protection, such as under tarps. Also, be sure that it is located in a place that makes it easy to catch the loose materials that you remove from the roof.

Step 2: Take Apart the Roof

You will need a ladder that is tall enough to allow you to easily climb on your roof in order to remove the existing shingles. Be  sure that it is durable enough to accommodate your weight because this can be a dangerous task. Climb on the ladder and get on the roof with a hoe or shove that you will need to remove the roofing materials.

Use the shovel or hoe to remove the roofing material. Work carefully when at the edge of the roof to prevent any injuries. You should wear safety glasses while you work since a lot of loose material will be flying toward you. The material should be tossed into a waste receptacle while you work.

Step 3: Remove Loose Material

Removing nails and loose material is a tedious process that will take time. You will be required to carefully go over every inch of the roof in order to remove the material. Toss all remaining waste items from the roof into the dumpster. When you examine the roof with your hands be sure to wear gloves so that you are not injured. Give yourself plenty of time to finish up this part of the project.

Step 4: Hire a Contractor

Once the roof is completely clean and clear, contact a contractor to install the seam copper roofing. The contractor will bring in a lift and other material necessary to place the heavy tiles in place. They can make sure that the cooper seam roof is properly installed. Before you hire a contractor, be sure to review their experience and credentials. Review online websites and check with the Licensing boards before you do business with anyone to avoid costly errors.