Installation Systems

There are 3 main Installation Systems for installing a Metstar roof.

The system that an installer will use can depend on the pre-existing condition of the roof, and on the profile that is being installed. 

SYSTEM 1

Batten Installation

SYSTEM 2

Built-in Batten Installation

SYSTEM 3

Direct to Deck Installation

All three systems can be installed right over most existing roofs without the extra expense of tear off and landfill waste.

Here is a short video highlighting Systems 1, 2, and 3

 
SYSTEM 1

BATTEN INSTALLATION

This is the most complicated of the three systems, requires battens (strapping), usually wood 2x2's. It is so solid is can be installed over open raters. With counter strapping this system combines lightweight strength and incredible ventilation. It is also an easy and effective solution to straighten out existing roofs that have uneven decks. System 1 should be installed by an experienced metal roofer.

 

SYSTEM 1 MANUAL
 
SYSTEM 2

BUILT-IN BATTEN INSTALLATION

Same concept as System 1 except the field area is installed using a Built-in Batten thus eliminating horizontal battens (strapping). This is a simplification of the same panel used in System 1 but with a batten built into the panel. This system must be installed on a solid deck not open rafters. Solid Deck construction is the most common in North America. This makes the installation easier by not having to deal with the carpentry involved in System 1 and still gives you most of the strength, beauty, and durability especially if no extra ventilation or structural repair is required. System 2 panels can also be installed with the same roofers preferred local metal flashings used in System 3. System 2 should be installed by a professional roofer with some experience in metal roofing.

SYSTEM 2 MANUAL
 
SYSTEM 3

DIRECT TO DECK INSTALLATION

The same concept as System 2 but System 3 utilizes our hidden fastener system that can be combined with innovative flashing designs that are adaptable to each roofing contractor's preferred individual installation method. This system is the easiest because it eliminates the need for bending or special tools and installs just as easily as siding. System 3 should be installed by a professional roofer.
 

 
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SYSTEM 4

ZERO-FLASH INSTALLATION

Our Zero-Flash System is a new way of looking at your roof installation. This method of installing our Slate Plus Smooth profile is revolutionary as it allows us to re-roof with metal for the same price as an asphalt shingle re-roof. We will not only just to save you money, but we also give you a superior system. 

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