Dec 02, 2023

A Behind the Scenes Look at Residential Metal Roofing Installation

We take pride in recruiting and hiring the home improvement industry’s best installers.  While many other contractors have employees that might be installing windows one day and gutters the next, our installers specialize in specific production departments at our company.

This allows them to have a deep understanding of the material they’re working with and affords us the ability to offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee.  In short, if any of the products we install ever fail prematurely due to an installation error, we’ll correct the situation free of charge.

This guarantee even extends to projects as substantial as residential metal roofing.  Ever wondered what goes into the installation of a metal roof?  Here’s what you need to know!
Home with a red metal roof

Manufacturing Process

The metal roofs our company installs are made of custom-fabricated metal for the property in the exact measurements needed.  This approach eliminates problematic seams which can lead to roof leaks due to water infiltration caused by wind driven rain or snow.  24 gauge steel is utilized because of its thickness, ensuring a lifespan of 50 years.

Removal of Old Roof

While some municipalities allow a metal roof to be placed on top of asphalt shingles, we advise against this approach, as it adds unnecessary weight to the structure of your home.  The failure to remove pre-existing shingles also forfeits the ability for your roofing contractor to inspect the roof deck of your home and replace any rotten boards.

This Cedar Shake Roof in Northern Wisconsin Was Transformed With Metal Roofing:

Underlayment & Clips

After inspecting the roof deck to make sure it is free of rot, a combination of underlayment and ice and water shield are meticulously placed.  When used in tandem, these components ensure that if water were ever able to penetrate the roof, it would not cause leaking within the home.  Floating clips are screwed to the roof.  Their purpose is to prevent rippling in the roofing panels as they expand and contact in response to temperature changes.  The fasteners that keep the metal roofing in place are concealed in order to create a truly seamless design.

Roof Valley

On a roof, the valley area is one of the most vulnerable spots for leaks and preventative measures must be taken.  On each project, we install 4’x10’ sheets of steel on the roof valley.  This measure acts as a second line of defense.  Should water get behind the valley, it must still penetrate the piece of steel that was installed in addition to the metal roofing in that area.


Metal roofs are virtually maintenance-free, offering the ultimate peace of mind to homeowners.  By their design, they shed snow and ice.  There is little worry of the algae growth that can occur on asphalt roofs.

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Contact us today to get started installing a metal roof on your Twin Cities home.

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Residential Metal Roofing Reviews:

"Lindus Construction installed a metal roof on my cabin and did an outstanding job! My salesperson, Dave Anderson helped me choose the best option for my situation and then stayed in contact throughout the process of installation. I was very impressed by both the installers and Dave’s professionalism!"

Ellen B.
Amery, WI
December 2, 2023

"Hail damage required us to replace the metal roof on our house and detached storage building. Ryan, as foreman, was excellent. There is little doubt in my mind that Lindus' highest priority is to have the job done right and their customer to be fully satisfied, and we are. As a result, I would be happy to recommend to others!"

Court S.
Afton, MN
August 7, 2023

"My experience with Lindus was a 5 star experience!  Right from the beginning ALL those talked to were knowledgeable, courteous and took the time to answer all questions.  I have recommended your company to several of my neighbors, of which a couple have already had worked performed and others I believe will be contacting you soon.  I thank you for your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction!"

Jim J.
Hayward, WI
July 24, 2023

"It was great!  I look forward to seeing it work."

Pat T.
St. Anthony, MN
February 17, 2023

This is our third project with the Lindus team. From start to finish, sales, measuring, color match, the install, to their own inspection - they all nailed it!! The metal roof on our shed is top notch. They made sure we knew how to maintain it, too. They replaced our remaining 4 bedroom windows with Infinity® From Marvin, of course. They glide so easy, our grandkids can open them. The city building inspector commented on their good work. We are grateful, and worry free now. Thank you so much!"

Shaloe N.
Oakdale, MN
August 30, 2022

"Eric is great. We used him on my mom’s house for several projects: new doors, windows, re-insulating the inside of the roof in upstairs bedrooms, tearing down & rebuilding the garage. My sister also used Eric to install LeafGuard® on her own house, build her a new deck, and install a metal roof. We recently had a meeting to discuss building a new deck for me, to replace the old one. We will be using no-maintenance materials, so no more sanding, staining, painting."

James N.
Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 2022
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