Metal Shingle Craftsmanship
We install Metalworks Shingles as if they were Standing Seam roofing. We are metal craftsmen and we abide by certain principles:
- All roofing panels will be blind fastened.
- All transitions between panels and trims will be double locked in a Pittsburg seam.
- All panels will be hemmed over drip edges on eaves and gable ends.
- All trim details including drip edge, valleys, end wall flashings, sidewall flashings, chimney counter-flashings are custom fabricated to fit the application from 24 gauge Kynar coated Galvalume steel manufactured to match the color of the panels.
We apply these techniques whether we are doing Standing Seam or Metal Shingles and this differentiates us from anyone else bidding metal shingles for you. Most installers use the lighter gauge J-channel type trims provided by the manufacturers of metal shingle products. We don’t believe in applying roofing products into J-channel type details and we have the tools and the shop to build the details we feel are proper for metal roofing craftsmen to provide. We have the full blessing of the engineers and managers at Metalworks to apply their product in this way and they freely admit that these techniques are superior to the standard details they provide to their customers, but they also know that these details can’t be standardized and that very few of their contractors would have the skills or tools to implement them. To see the details we use on our Metal Shingle jobs refer to the articles we have published in Metal Roofing Magazine and posted on this website: Metal Roofing Articles, by Dan Perkins.