Roofing Installation Articles

Strapping or No Strapping

June 12, 2009

Question from June in New Hampshire: Q: Greetings: – We are in the process of contacting contractors regarding the installation of a metal roof on our home and with each contractor that comes to the house we are getting more and more confused: 1. Should it be installed over the existing asphalt or strapping 2…. ( read more )

Underlayment or Not?

June 9, 2009

Craig asks: Q: Hi, I’m considering replacing the roof on my hunting camp with new tin. I was curious what to put under the tin as a underlayment. I believe there is tar paper now however someone told me I didn’t need an underlay and could just fasten it directly to to the boards. This… ( read more )

Installation Manual for Flashing

A homeowner from North Carolina wrote: Q: Dear sir, Could you please send me a manual on how to apply flashing around objects. I am putting on a metal roof on and I have skylights and chimneys. If not, could you tell me where to get one. My response follows: A: Installation procedures and flashing… ( read more )

Can Metal Be Installed Over Two Layers?

Dean wrote and asked me: Q: My cottage has one layer of shingles. But my detached garage has two layers. They are getting very old with mold growing on them and are curling in spots. Is it advisable to install metal shingles over the existing layers of asphalt singles? I responded: A: The low weight… ( read more )

Roof Protrusions – Chimneys, Skylights, and Pipes… Oh My!

May 27, 2009

Chimneys, Skylights, and Pipes I’d like to talk about one of the big things to think about when you’re contracting to have a new roof put on your home. Often times we think about the roofing material itself; what it looks like, how durable it’s going to be, how it’s going to blend with the… ( read more )

Metal Roofing Fasteners

April 30, 2009

Todd Miller helps you understand the different types of fasteners used in metal roofing products and gives you some things to watch out for.