How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing

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How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
Premium Pro-Snap roofing is suitable for residential use. (wood construction image by jamsi from Fotolia.com)

Midwest Manufacturing produces Premium Pro-Snap roofing for use in light commercial and residential settings. It is a concealed-fastener roofing product made of 28 grade galvanised steel. Premium Pro-Snap is available in 25 colours and comes with a paint warranty. The product is UL (Underwriters Laboratories) rated for fire and hail, and is Energy Star rated for its paint system. Premium Pro-Snap roofing panels install over a solid roof bed and come in custom-cut panel lengths from 1.2 m (4 feet) to over 12 m (40 feet), and are 40 cm (16 inches) wide.

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scaffolding
  • Solid roof decking
  • Roofing felt
  • Protective gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Premium Pro-Snap roofing panels
  • Pro-Snap screws
  • Cordless screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Contact building regulators to determine the requirements for roofing in your area. Construct scaffolding around the property to enable safe roof access. Draw the roof on a piece of paper to help with jotting down measurements.

    How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
    Use a scaffold for easy access to the roof. (scaffolding image by palms from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Measure the roof with a measuring tape to determine how many Premium Pro-Snap panels you need. Measure the roof from the peak to its eave to provide the length of each panel as recommended by the manufacturer. Measure across the roof to determine the number of panels you require.

    How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
    Take measurements from the roof peak to the eave for custom-cut Premium Pro-Snap panels. (measuring tape image by Rich Johnson from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Order the appropriate quantity of Premium Pro-Snap roof panels from the manufacturer. Install a solid decking on the roof to prepare for the recommended attachment of the Premium Pro-Snap panels, and install roofing felt on top of the deck.

    How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
    Premium Pro-Snap roofing requires a solid roof deck for installation. (plywood image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Wear safety glasses and protective gloves, and fit each panel perpendicular to the roof line. Use a cordless screwdriver and screw Pro-Snap screws into the locking channels along the edge of the panel. Only one edge of the panel has locking channels, while the other edge has a rib that curves underneath.

    How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
    A cordless screwdriver quickly fastens the Premium Pro-Snap roofing panels. (screwdriver #4 image by Adam Borkowski from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Take the next panel and fit the centre rib over the rib with the locking channels that you have just installed. Snap the centre rib onto the rib below it so that the lip slides into the rib channel and locks in place. Take your time to make sure that the centre rib locks all the way down the length of the Premium Pro-Snap panel.

    How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
    Take time to check that the Premium Pro-Snap panels lock in place. (time image by Mykola Velychko from Fotolia.com)
  6. 6

    Smooth the panel against the felt so that it is firmly against the deck and perpendicular to the roof line. Secure the steel panel by screwing in the Pro-Snap screws on its other edge, as this is the side with locking channels. Repeat the panel application process until the roof is complete.

    How to install Premium Pro-Snap roofing
    Screw the Premium Pro-Snap panel to the roof deck with the locking channels. (screws image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

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