Roofing Installation Articles

#24 – Using Foam Inserts with Metal Roofing

February 28, 2017

Metal shingle roofing offers unique beauty by providing depth and detail that is unmatched by other types of metal roofing. The formation of the products creates an air gap between the metal and the roof deck on a structure. That air gap is very beneficial as it becomes a thermal break to stop conductive heat… ( read more )

#9 – Valley Systems

February 21, 2017

If your home’s roof has valleys on it, it’s important to know how those valleys will be handled if you’re having a metal roof installed. Valleys occur on a roof when adjoining roof planes meet, usually at a right angle with an inside corner. If your home ever gets debris on the roof such as… ( read more )

Recent Question About Roof Deck Insulation

February 16, 2017

I received the following question recently from a homeowner named Tom. He is obviously doing his homework to ensure a successful roofing project. I like that! Q: Todd, I saw your info on metal roofs over shingles and have a few questions. I have a double wide low pitch roof that has some saging between… ( read more )

Metal Roof: Battens or No Battens for Installation?

April 27, 2016

Q: Can a metal roof be installed over my existing shingles without the use of battens? This great question comes from Edward C., a homeowner who plans to have a new metal roof installed over the aging, existing shingles on his single story home. Thanks, Edward, for allowing me to share our correspondence on this… ( read more )

Remove Roof Shingles Before Installing a Metal Roof?

March 26, 2015

I frequently am asked whether homeowners and contractors should remove roof shingles from a home’s roof before a new metal roof is installed. My answer often surprises people. However, it is based upon experience with tens of thousands of installations over many years. My Experience The vast majority of installations of the metal roofing systems… ( read more )

Metal Roofing and Skylights

March 25, 2014

Any type of roofing and skylights have special installation considerations to ensure water-tightness. Many homeowners ask me if they can have a skylight with their metal roof. The answer, of course, is “Yes!” but there are a few things that must be kept in mind. Folks will worry about the noise from rain hitting a… ( read more )