Roofing Installation Articles

Standing Seam Over Old Shingles

June 24, 2009

Q: We are considering installing 26 gauge standing seam sealed concealed fastener roofing panels over our existing shingles. We had planned to lay a 30 lb. felt down first but the question I have is that some of the shingles are curling on the tab ends, will this show through the panels? I would appreciate… ( read more )

Cathedral Ceilings

Q: My house is a tri-level and the windows on the second floor are very close to the lower roof, so there’s really no room to add strapping over my existing shingled roof. The problem is that I’ve read on your site that it’s code to install metal roofing over strapping if you have a… ( read more )

Mobile Home Roofing

Q: I am in the process of looking to replace the roof on my mobile home. Is a metal roof a viable option? The winters can have a large amount of snowfall and the summers can have very strong storms and high temperatures with humidity. The roof is also flat, will that pose a problem?… ( read more )

Installing A Metal Roof

June 23, 2009

Q; My husband and I are going to put on a metal roof on our house. We have some experience after building a gambrel roof barn a few years ago and love the results. The barn was installed over purlins attached to the rafters. Here are my questions about installing a metal roof: 1. My… ( read more )

Metal Roof Installation

June 21, 2009

Q: I have some 26 gauge green metal. I want to use it to re-roof my home. I want to install 2×4’s every 2 ft on top of the 3 tab comp singles, and install the metal roof to the 2×4. Do I need some kind of rigid board insulation or radiant barrier? Also, do… ( read more )

Metal Roofing Over Insulated (SIP) Panels

Q: I have a new structure with 12 1/4″ structural insulated panel roof at a 2:12 pitch. (The low pitch is due to code which requires me to retain the snow load.) There is no attic space to ventilate and the roofing must be applied to the top surface of the insulated (SIP) panels. Even… ( read more )