If you are looking to update the appearance of your home, you may have decided to change the current shingle roofing system over to a metal one. However, since your current roof still appears to be in good shape, you may be wondering if it would be possible to install the new roof over the old one.
Whether or not you are able to have the new metal roof installed over the old one will depend on local building codes as well as a full inspection by a roofer. If you are able to have it done, besides saving time, there are a couple of benefits to having a metal roof over your home's existing shingles.
1. Costs You Less Money in Labor and Materials from Not Having to Have the Shingled Roof Removed and Hauled Off
One benefit of having your new metal roof installed over shingles is that the project will usually cost less money. When you have to take off the old roof, there is more labor involved, which you will have to pay as part of the project's overall cost.
Also, since the old asphalt shingles will need to be hauled off and disposed of at a special site, you would be responsible for these costs. Having the metal roof put on without tearing off your home's current roof can help you avoid these added expenses.
2. Gives Your Home an Extra Layer of Insulation That Is Complemented by the Metal Roofing's Increased Energy Efficiency
Another benefit of leaving your home's shingled roof and having a metal one installed on top of it is that it gives your home an extra layer of insulation. Without the shingles, a metal roof already has the ability to keep your home cooler in the summertime, which increases your home's energy efficiency.
However, the added layer of shingles will further increase the insulation on your home's roof. This extra layer of insulation can help keep your home at a more consistent temperature without putting extra strain on your heating and air conditioning systems.
If your home's shingled roof is still in good condition but you want to switch to a metal roofing system, you may benefit from installing it over the existing shingles. Not only does this process cost you less money, but it also provides your home with an extra layer of insulation that increases your home's energy efficiency when combined with the metal roof. For more information, contact a roofing contractor.Share
24 February 2023
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