Ask Todd Miller *Metal Roofing Expert

Install Over Low Slope Roof

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

Question:
I have a 1950’s home that is in need of new roof. (estimated year left on old, very low pitch torch down roof)

I am interested in placing a metal roof on the home and am curious if it possible to install over the existing torch down assuming there are no leaks and sheathing is placed prior to install.

Response:
It is possible but you must make sure that the roof you are installing is appropriate for the pitch that your roof has. Generally speaking I am guessing your roof has a low slope which would make a mechanically seamed standing seam metal roof most appropriate.

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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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