By Austyn Mallet. Metal Roofing. Published at Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 - 01:16:55 AM.
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.
Many manufacturers are developing new techniques to manufacture eco friendly roofs and even offering special radiant coatings to improve them even more. The homeowner can enjoy reduced costs in energy bills throughout the year due to the reflective qualities, coupled with the pigments and coatings used in metal roofing.
Wood strapped roofs are inferior in wind resistance because of the way they are fastened directly to the top strap which is fastened to the lower strap which is fastened to the roof. Some of these roofs require maintenance. Some companies charge a yearly maintenance fee defeating the premise of why people buy metal roofs.
Aluminum is another popular metal roofing material, which is corrosion resistant and is known to last over 50 years in professionally performed metal roofing applications. It is more expensive than steel, but it is very light weight and very popular among the homeowners.
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