Are you looking for a new roof or a replacement? There are many options in the roofing industry. There are many options, from different types of asphalt shingles to various metal panels.

A professional contractor may be asked many questions, including "Can metal roofing in Chatham Kent, Ontario be installed over shingles?" The simple answer to this question is yes. There are many steps involved in installing metal on top of an existing shingle roof due to its dichotomy. These steps will be discussed in detail to determine if retrofitting metal roofing over an existing asphalt shingle roof can be considered innovative.

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Before installing a metal panel roof on top of an asphalt shingle roof, there are many things to consider. First, you must determine if the plank board or roof plywood decking is stable and solid beneath the roof. The roof decking must not be damaged by water entering through any holes or other openings within the roof field. Before installing the new metal roof, you will need to do some research.

It is highly recommended to inspect the roof decking and framing from above the roof. You should inspect the roof for any dark spots, moldy areas, water trails, or cracked rafters. You should take great care when inspecting your ceilings as one mistake could cause damage or even injury. Once all of this is confirmed, it's time to prepare the roof.

Install 1×4 horizontally and vertically at every 24 inches along the roof plane, from bottom to top. Wood screws are highly recommended for attaching the 1×4 wood strips. Once the roof has been completed, you can begin to install the roofing panels. All roof penetrations must be flashed with a flashing boot that matches the chosen roofing panel.