Top Common Roofing Questions Answered

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler has spent his entire career in the building, roofing and contracting industry. He is owner of Rissler All-Weather Roofing & Repairs. When not high on a roof, he enjoys serving God, being a husband, and is the father of 5 children.

CAN I INSTALL A METAL ROOF OVER AN OLD SHINGLE ROOF?

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It is possible, but not something a reliable roofing contractor would recommend. You’ll want your metal roof to have a solid structure, correct insulation, and sufficient ventilation–but it may not have these essentials when there’s a moldering roof still installed beneath it. Having the old system torn off completely before installing your new metal roof remains the best option.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF METAL ROOFS?

For the purposes of this question, we are going to break down the types of metal roofing based on the roofing materials.

METAL ROOF COLORS?

The good news is that metal roofs come in a whole rainbow of colors! The “bad” news is that this may make

CAN A METAL ROOF BE REPAINTED?

There are times when building owners become interested in repainting their current metal roofs. This may be to freshen up the building

SKYLIGHTS ON METAL ROOFING?

Normal types of protrusions through the roof such as skylights and chimneys do not pose a problem for metal roofs. They need

METAL ROOFING FIRE RESISTANT?

When it comes to fire ratings and metal roofing, the higher melting point of copper and steel leads to a naturally higher

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