When it comes to roofing materials, metal roofing has been growing in popularity, and for good reason. Metal roofs offer excellent durability and longevity. Additionally, they are highly customizable, with options ranging from different colors and finishes to various metal types. If you’re considering installing a metal roof on your home but already have shingles, you may wonder if it’s possible to install metal roofing over an existing shingle roof. The short answer is yes, but the process requires some careful considerations and proper installation techniques. In this post we’ll go over how metal roofing is installed over existing shingle roofs and how Swita Metal Roofing can help you achieve a long-lasting, attractive, and energy-efficient roofing solution.
Preparation and Inspection
Before installing metal roofing over an existing shingle roof, your current roof must first be thoroughly inspected. Swita Metal Roofing will do this by ensuring that your current shingle roof is in good condition, free of any damages, and has no more than two layers of shingles. Next, we will make sure your roof is structurally sound and does not need any repairs before we install the metal roof. Afterward, we will patch any cracks, leaks, or holes and clean your roof’s surface to remove debris, dirt, and algae.
Installation of Underlayment and Metal Panels
Next, it’s time to install the underlayment and metal panels. The underlayment serves as a moisture barrier and a padding layer under the metal panels. There are different types of underlayment materials available, such as synthetic, felt, and rubber. Swita Metal Roofing will help you choose an underlayment that suits your climate and roofing system. Afterward, it’s time to install the metal panels. Choose the type of metal, color, and finish that best suits your preferences and budget. Don’t worry, we will help you with this process as well. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their roof suits their desires and fits within their budget. We also completely handle the installation process from start to finish.
After installing the metal roofing panels, you can choose to add some finishing touches to ensure your roof is weatherproof and aesthetically pleasing. Some finishing elements to consider include ridge caps, drip edges, and gutters. Ridge caps cover the metal panels’ peaks and joints, preventing water infiltration. Drip edges redirect water away from the edges of the roof. Finally, gutters and downspouts help to channel rainwater away from the roof and your home’s foundation.
Maintenance and Care
Once your metal roof is installed, it’s crucial to maintain and care for it regularly. Inspect your roof for any signs of wear and tear, such as dents, scratches, or loose panels. No need to worry about cleaning snow or ice off your new metal roof, as the metal will shed the precipitation faster than your old, shingle roof. However, it is always good to check that debris is not stuck on your roof or causing any damage. Furthermore, check your gutters and downspouts and ensure they are clean, unclogged, and functioning correctly.
Installing metal roofing over existing shingle roofs is a possible and practical way to upgrade your home’s roofing system. With proper installation, maintenance, and care, your metal roof can last for decades and protect your home with style. If your home is in need of a roof upgrade, get started today with Swita Metal Roofing! Our team of experts will ensure that your metal roof is installed correctly and flawlessly.