Roofing Installation Articles

Oil Canning Standing Seam

July 6, 2009

Q: I am currently have a galvalume standing seam roof installed on my home. I am seeing lots of oil canning and asked the installer about it. The metal roof is being installed over shingles using a sharkskin underlayment. I noticed that the crew doing the installation is screwing down the pancake screws as tight… ( read more )

Turbine Vents

June 30, 2009

Q: Do i have to put turbine vents on my metal roof? A: Turbine ventss are used to vent excessive heat and moisture out of attics. There is nothing specific about a metal roof in most cases that increases the need for ventilation including turbines. However, I am a strong believer in good attic ventilation… ( read more )

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 )