Hello, New Jersey homeowners! As a seasoned roofing contractor with over 50 years of experience in the industry, we’ve seen roofing trends come and go, but one thing remains constant—the unwavering demand for durability, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal in roofing systems. Today, we’re here to talk about a roofing solution that ticks all these boxes and more: the batten panel metal roof system. Let’s dig into the world of this exceptional roofing choice, understand its benefits, and see why it could be the perfect fit for your home.
What are Batten Panel Metal Roof Systems?
Batten panel metal roofs are a type of roofing system that involves the use of metal panels installed over a grid of raised wooden or metal battens. The battens create a defined, standing seam look that is not only stylish but also highly functional. This design allows for natural thermal movement, which is crucial in a state like New Jersey, where temperatures can vary drastically with the seasons.
Batten Panel Roof System Installation: A Roofer’s Perspective
As a seasoned roofer, I can tell you that the installation of batten panel metal roofs is an art that requires precision and expertise. The process generally involves the following steps:
Measuring and Preparing the Roof:
Accurate measurements are essential. The roof needs to be stripped down to the deck, and any repairs to the decking or underlayment are made at this stage.
Installing the Battens:
Battens are laid out according to the specific design of the roof. This grid system will support the metal panels and must be installed with care to ensure the roof’s integrity.
Attaching the Metal Panels:
The metal panels are then installed over the battens. Each panel is carefully measured and cut to fit the precise dimensions of the roof. The panels are secured to the battens using fasteners that are designed to allow for the natural expansion and contraction of the metal with changes in temperature.
Sealing and Finishing:
The seams between the metal panels are sealed to ensure that the roof is watertight. In batten panel systems, the raised seams help to deflect water and prevent leaks. Special attention is given to roof penetrations and edges, where flashing is installed to protect against water infiltration.
Final Inspection and Clean-up:
Once all the panels are in place, a thorough inspection is conducted to make sure every aspect of the installation meets our rigorous standards. We ensure that there is no debris left on the roof and that all fasteners and sealants are properly applied.