Learn How to Easily and Safely Install Fiberglass Roofing Panels for Durable Home Protection
Installing fiberglass roofing panels is a great choice for those wanting a durable, lightweight, and cost-effective roofing option. Though the installation process is similar to metal roof sheets, there are a few differences that must be taken into consideration. Here, we’ll go over the tools and steps needed to ensure your roofing project is a success.
First, you’ll need to install your installation moldings onto the roof. To do this, use your drill and galvanized screws to mount them approximately 16 inches apart on the roof joists. Galvanized screws provide the most secure and attractive finish to your project.
Next, place your first panel onto the roof in the designated area and make sure the curve is flush against the moldings. Using your drill and bit, drill holes through the panel and into the roof boards. Attach the panel by driving galvanized screws into each hole. Be sure not to over-tighten these screws, as it can strip the threads and cause them to loosen.
Continue attaching the panels together by overlapping them approximately half a foot width, making sure the curve of one panel sits on top of the curve of the previous panel. Use the drill and bit to secure the screws. If all of the panels are in place and secure, you are finished with the installation.
Be sure to read any accompanying instructions with your fiberglass roofing panels, and stay safe by adhering to all safety precautions. When installing fiberglass roofing panels, take your time, be sure to measure twice and cut once, and you should end up with a great looking, durable roofing project.