Welcome to part 7 of our shed build showing the metal roofing installation. In this video we show the installation of our 29 gauge galvalume metal roofing. This consisted of 9 16’ long panels each covering a 3’ width of the roof. It was about as simple as screwing it down per the manufacturer’s recommendations. We finished the roof off with a few trim pieces on the sides and front. Just a couple of cuts, and took Bill and I (thanks, Bill!) about 4 hours to complete.

This will be a 12'x24' wooden shed with a single slope metal roof and LP SmartSide siding.

I'll try to summarize some of the construction stats/key points here:

– 12' x 24'
– 4' x 4' treated skid foundation
– 2" x 8" joists @ 16" OC
– 3/4" plywood subfloor

– 2" x 4" construction with double top plates
– (3) 3' x 2' sliding windows
– DIY double door – 59” x 80”
– 1/2" OSB sheathing
– House wrap
– LP SmartSide paneling

– 16' x 27'
– 1.5-in-12 pitch (minimum recommended by metal roof mfr), single slope
– 2" x 8" rafters @ 24" OC
– 1/2" plywood sheathing, with sheathing clips
– Synthetic roofing paper
– 29 gauge galvalume metal roofing panels (3' x 16' each)

Please let me know down below if you have any questions or comments, and stop back to see everything go together. Thanks for watching!

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23 Responses

  1. (Formerly DIY by Dino) Isn’t it great to get a bunch of roofing up in a few hours?….That’s what i love about metal roofs. Extra Screws can only help.

  2. Looks like you may have overtighten some of your screws. For future projects if you are smashing the rubber washers they are probably too tight. Snugging them down by using the clutch on a drill works good for that. I usually run a few and find my setting and just leave it there for the whole project. Sometimes you have to go back and tighten a few down a little more. When you tighten too tight it causes a dimple around the screws and water will collect there and eventually find it’s way down into the screw hole. On the desert you dont have as much to worry about as in more wetter climites. Also if you overtighten it doesn’t leave as much room for for the metal to move as it contracts and relaxes with the heat and cold. Congrats on the roof though looks good. You got the overlap right, I have seen contractors who put it up backwards and put screws on the ridges. You did good. Keep it up. Looks better than the first one I put up for sure.

  3. No butel tape on the rib of adjoining panels or where the trim overlaps? When JC and I built our steel building, the mfg included tape and caulk (we had to rivet the mating trim pieces.). Looks like yours fits pretty tight, so maybe not needed.

    1. Not planning to at the moment, but we’ll see.  Next project on the list is to relocate (ground mount) and expand the solar setup, so it is a possibility, depending on the location we choose to mount the panels.

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