By Daine Clement. Metal Roofing. Published at Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 - 02:12:57 AM.
There are several things you must consider before deciding to install a metal panel roof over an existing asphalt shingle roof. The first thing that must be determined is if the roof plywood or plank board decking is secure and solid underneath the existing 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.
Modern metal roofing is built to last for decades. Steel metal roofing has a metal coating protection layer made with zinc or aluminum, which is bonded to the steel and then painted with a high quality paint designed to withstand the toughest abuse from bad weather.
What happens is that the higher price you pay for metal roofing initially gets off set by the increased value of the house, or building where metal roofing is installed. In addition to the increased value of your home you will also gain the following benefits.
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