Metal Roofs in South Florida
Remodel Your Roof With Paul Bange Roofing
At Paul Bange Roofing, we are a family-owned and operated company that has been providing top-quality roofing services to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area for over 30 years. As experienced metal roof installers, we are known for our commitment to high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We own and operate all of our own equipment, which allows us to quickly and efficiently complete projects of all sizes, from small warehouses to large estate homes.
One question we often hear from our customers is whether it is possible to install a metal roof over an existing shingle roof. Let’s explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of installing metal roofing over a shingle roof, as well as the factors to consider before embarking on such a project.
Benefits of Installing Metal Over a Shingle Roof
One of the main benefits is the time and cost savings associated with not having to remove the old shingles. Removing and disposing of old shingles can be a labor-intensive and costly process, so skipping this step can be a significant advantage.
Another benefit of installing metal roofing over a shingle roof is the protection it provides to the roof deck during the installation process. While the old shingles are still in place, the roof deck is protected from weather damage, such as rain and wind, which can occur during the installation of a new roof.
Finally, installing metal roofing over a shingle roof has the potential to result in energy savings due to the reflective properties of metal. Metal roofing reflects sunlight, which can help to keep a home cooler in the summer and reduce the load on the air conditioning system.
Drawbacks of Installing Metal Over a Shingle Roof
While there are many potential benefits to installing metal roofing over a shingle roof, there are also some drawbacks to consider. One potential issue is the increased weight on the roof structure. Metal roofing is generally heavier than shingles, and the added weight may require additional support to ensure that the roof can handle the load.
Another potential concern is the need for a moisture barrier and proper ventilation to prevent condensation and moisture buildup under the metal roofing. Without these measures, moisture can accumulate and cause damage to the roof deck or create a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Finally, certain types of shingles may not be suitable for installation of a metal roof. Asphalt shingles with a rough surface or excessive granules may interfere with the installation of the metal roofing, requiring the removal of the old shingles in order to proceed.
Consider This Before Installing Metal Over Shingles
Before deciding to install metal roofing over a shingle roof, there are several factors to consider. One important factor is the age and condition of the existing shingles. If the shingles are in good condition and relatively new, it may not be necessary to remove them and install a metal roof. On the other hand, if the shingles are old and showing signs of wear, it may be more cost-effective to remove them and start fresh with a metal roof.
Another factor to consider is the condition of the roof deck. If the roof deck is in good condition, with no signs of rot or damage, it may be suitable for the installation of a metal roof. However, if the roof deck is in poor condition, it may need to be repaired or replaced before a metal roof can be installed.
Local building codes and regulations should also be taken into account when considering the installation of metal roofing over a shingle roof. In some cases, building codes may require the complete removal of the old shingles, regardless of their condition.
Finally, it is important to consider the expertise and resources of the roofing contractor who will be performing the work. A professional roofing contractor with experience in installing metal roofing over shingles will be able to evaluate your specific situation and provide recommendations on the best course of action. They should also be able to provide a detailed proposal outlining the scope of work and any potential costs or challenges associated with the project. It is always a good idea to obtain multiple estimates from different contractors and carefully review their proposals before making a decision.
Upgrade to a Metal Roof With Paul Bange Roofing
At Paul Bange Roofing, we have the expertise and resources to handle all of your roofing needs, including the installation of a metal roof over shingles. Our team of experienced professionals will take the time to thoroughly evaluate your roof and provide recommendations on the best course of action. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our projects, and our new roof installations are eligible for a lifetime guarantee if you are a member of our Overhead Care Club. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started on your metal roof installation!