By Evonne Leduc. Metal Roofing. Published at Saturday, August 03rd, 2019 - 05:26:48 AM.
All metal roofs are not created equally but all of them come at a premium price. Some metal roofs can be as much as 25% less than a premium roof but they will include such detriments as exposed fasteners which change color, rust and potentially leak; low quality paint that fades and discolors.
The rapid growth nationwide will likely continue to strengthen due the various benefits like durability, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly, protection and low maintenance etc. Now consumers have better understood the durability and both the short and long-term savings which metal roofs offer.
Essentially, the roof decking should not be damaged from water entering the old roof at any pinhole or any other penetration within the field of the roof. This will require a little investigative work prior to installing the new metal roof. It is highly recommended, to inspect all roof decking and framing from the attic side of the roof.
Can metal roofing be installed over shingles?. The simple answer is yes. The dichotomous nature of installing metal over an existing shingle roof requires many steps. We will examine these steps in greater detail to help determine if retrofitting a metal roof over and existing asphalt shingle roof is an innovative idea.
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