Ask Todd Miller *Metal Roofing Expert

Install Over Low Slope Torch Down Roof

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

Q: I have a 1950’s home that is in need of new roof (estimated year left on old, very low slope 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.

A: 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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