My roof has asphault shingles and does not leak. However the granuels are c
oming off making the roof look bad. They have metal roofing that looks like
shingles out now, which to me looks way better than the straight ribbed me
tal roofing. I would like to attempt this myself. Has anyone done this? I h
ave put asphault shingles on the 12x16 shed I built. It turned out nice. I
bought a book and read it before the job.
One question I have, is it ok to put the new metal shingles on top of the o
ld shingles or will the new roof last longer if the old ones are removed?
Another thing I have heard people doing is when using the traditional ribbe
d metal roofs, they would put down wood stringers which were spaced apart e
nough to put addition insulation between them. Then the metal was put on to
p, this would give greater insulation value to the roof. (I have a bonus ro
om upstairs that gets terribly hot in the summer time.)
I appreciate any advice!
On 02/07/2014 07:59 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Strictly from the aspect of weight, the rule with asphalt roofs is no
more than two layers.
As the the particulars of the specific materials you have selected , the
best place to get advice is from the manufacturer.
I have metal tile roof(rolled steel coated with ceramic) which looks
like Spanish tiles on my city home and standing rib steel roof out at my
cabin. Under the steel tiles screwed down there are evenly spaced
lattice stringer about inch off from roof deck for air circulation.
Roof deck is covered with breathing synthetic material which is VERY
tough on mold or water, humidity.
Venting is ridge type. It is German product which came with 50 year
transferable guarantee and was told it can last up to 100 years. So I'd
think you have to remove the asphalt shingles for proper installation of
On standing rib steel roof the insulation you mention is rather noise
insulation, not much thermal. You can notice they're noisier during hail
storm or heavy rain fall. And tiles cost way up to 4 times than
asphalt(labor cost). Standing rib panels are not that expensive. Over
all we are very happy with our roofs. IMO. standing rib type roof does
not look good in city residential neighborhood. Giving an impression of
On 02/07/2014 10:07 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That's good info. When my roof needs to get replaced I was thinking
about replacing it with a metal roof. Now it's settled, I'm doing it!
My house right now, looks like a barn.
Yep, as you can guess, I just threw my whole house together entirely
from spare parts I just had sitting around.
Yes, those two windows are in the same room. I also have fire
extinguishers and smoke alarms on all floors and even a carbon monoxide
detector. Additionally I am less than 200 feet from the fire station.
BTW: My house has been inspected since that photo was taken and the
fire-escape now has a railing on it, and so does the porch.
Other than that, my house passed.
On 2/7/2014 5:59 AM, email@example.com wrote:
The wood stringers are NOT for insulation. They are there to allow air
circulation so moisture will not condense under the metal and rot old
roof underneath. A metal roof must have air circulation.
On 2/7/14 7:59 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I put the traditional ribbed metal roof on my place a number of years
ago. Thank goodness it rained after I barely got started. It was
very noisy in my house. I had to put insulation between the stringers
to cut the noise down. It isn't too bad now.
Dean Hoffman" <""dh0496\"@win*&dstr$%eam.net wrote:
I'm using the ribbed metal on my new house , installed over 7/16" OSB with
30# roofing felt . I'm also using R-19 Guardian insulation in the ceiling -
it's also rated as sound insulation - and we hardly know unless it's really
heavy that it's even raining . Most of my neighbors have the same stuff ,
and we all picked the same color -green . Must be something about living out
in the woods .
On 02/08/2014 05:21 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I live in Milwaukee...though the neighbors rightly think I'm deranged,
my house is pretty typical for this city where nothing matches and the
cookie cutter world of suburbia is only now just starting to penetrate.
Like I said, my house was just built entirely from spare parts I had
On Friday, February 7, 2014 7:59:27 AM UTC-6, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
coming off making the roof look bad. They have metal roofing that looks li
ke shingles out now, which to me looks way better than the straight ribbed
metal roofing. I would like to attempt this myself. Has anyone done this? I
have put asphault shingles on the 12x16 shed I built. It turned out nice.
I bought a book and read it before the job. One question I have, is it ok t
o put the new metal shingles on top of the old shingles or will the new roo
f last longer if the old ones are removed? Another thing I have heard peopl
e doing is when using the traditional ribbed metal roofs, they would put do
wn wood stringers which were spaced apart enough to put addition insulation
between them. Then the metal was put on top, this would give greater insul
ation value to the roof. (I have a bonus room upstairs that gets terribly h
ot in the summer time.) I appreciate any advice!
Don't move near Philo
On 2014-02-07 8:59 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Always get rid of the shingles, especially when switching to metal. The
metal roof may be permanent but the wood underneath might already have
some rot. If you can get some get some good vantage from the attic and
determine that no wood needs replacement, then go ahead and metal over
the roof, just make sure you use lots of clamps and extra screws in any
areas that might not sit flat.
When looking at the wood try to imagine that if it is x bad now, it is
going to be x + 50 bad in 50 years.
Also, metal roofs are "permanent" but the color still fades. Select a
lighter color so that it won't fade and you will know from the start
what you are getting into for 50 years.
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