Ask Todd Miller *Metal Roofing Expert

Cedar Shake Replacement

Written by Todd Miller on September 24, 2009 | Filed under: Misc,Roofing Answers

A homeowner wrote:
I currently have a Cedar Shake shingle roof that is some twenty years old. Im considering having a metal shingle style roof installed. My concern is the under lay, and future repair to metal shingles. Is it appropriate to install the metal shingles over the cedar shingles ? Once a metal shingle roof is installed how do you access the roof for repair without denting the roof ?

My response:
Many of the more heavily textured metal shingles can be installed over your existing, perhaps with battens and perhaps not.

Most of the systems, despite their interlocking nature, can be opened up or sometimes even invisibly capped over in order to repair any damages.

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Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.

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