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Re-Roof with Metal - Replace Your Asphalt Roof Today!
If you’re a homeowner who has previously installed shingles, you may be wondering if you can simply have metal installed over your shingles. The answer is: Yes. Metal roofing can certainly be installed over your existing shingles which is commonly referred to as a Re-roof. Re-roofing with metal has become more and more popular because of the cost savings, added insulation/sound reduction, and environmental benefits. Let’s take a look at all the reasons to re-roof your home with metal.
Energy costs seem to always be going up, year by year with no relief in sight. However, there are ways to cut down on those pesky energy costs. For instance, you can install energy efficient windows. To impact your savings greatly, you can re-roof your current roof with metal. By going over your existing roof (1 layer only) you can have significant, practical cost savings because there is less labor involved and no need for expensive dumpsters.
Added Insulation/Sound Reduction
The summer and winter months can be equally brutal to your home and your energy costs. By going over your asphalt roof, you are able to add an extra layer of sound reduction and insulation.
Every year, 13 billion pounds of petroleum-based asphalt roofing ends up in landfills. When you re-roof with metal you can prevent unnecessary waste from entering our landfills and environment. You can recycle metal roofing material, where as asphalt simply gets tossed in the trash.
Making the decision to tear off your existing roof or go over top of it is usually determined by one of our expert project managers. There are, however, other alternatives you can utilize to help determine the best route. Most townships, if not all, require you to remove the existing roof(s) if you have more than 1 layer. We also recommend taking off the existing roof if you have had leaks or if you notice warped or damage decking. To re-roof in metal, it is very important that you have a flat surface to install the new metal roof.