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How Much Metal Roof Material Do You Need?

Reviewed by Tomas Kalkys. President.
Qualifications: More than 20 years of experience in residential and commercial exterior remodeling.
Founding farther of Legacy Service.
Written by LegacyUSA Team

posted on May 12, 2020

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Measure a Roof for Metal Roofing Installation

Whether you’re installing or replacing a metal roof, it’s a good idea to determine the amount of roofing material you’ll need for coverage. How to measure a roof for metal roofing installation can be accomplished in a variety of ways depending on the structure of your home. In this article, we’re going to provide you with a step-by-step guide to help you calculate the metal roofing materials needed for your house.

Here at Legacy Service, we provide metal roofing replacement and installation services. If you’re interested in upgrading your home’s exterior, please feel free to contact us by either giving us a call at 215-798-9790 or visiting https://legacyusa.com/contact/. If you’re interested in learning, “How many sheets of metal roofing do I need for my home?”, then continue reading.

How many sheets of metal roofing do I need for my home

Step-By-Step Guide: How to Measure a Roof for Metal Roofing Installation

It’s important to measure your metal roof before you begin your project so that you can estimate your metal roofing material as accurately as possible. Here’s our step-by-step guide for measuring the total roof area for installation:

Step 1: Start by sketching out a top-down view of your home’s roof. Don’t worry about getting the scale or dimensions perfect yet.

Step 2: Measure the length of your roof. Do this by measuring from one of the edges to the opposite side. Write down the number for the next step.

Step 3: Next, figure out the width of the metal that you’re installing. Then, divide the length of your roof by the width of the metal. For example, your roof’s length might be 30 linear feet (360 inches). Divide that by 24-inch standing seam roofing, and you get 15. This will be the number of panels you’ll need for one side of the roof.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 for the other side of the roof. It’s important to measure both sides in case they slightly differ in size.

Step 5: Measure from the fascia board (board attached to the roof joists) to the ridge (peak) of the roof. This will determine the length of the metal roofing panels you’ll need for one side of the roof.

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Let’s Get Started!

Now that you have the information you need, it’s time to get started finding the square footage of your metal roofing. You can either grab a friend to help you out or contact our team here at Legacy Service. We provide roofing installation and replacement for your home exterior needs. All you have to do is give us a call at 215-798-9790 to get started with your roofing project.

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Roof

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