LESLIE: Carl in Tennessee, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?
CARL: As a result of some wind damage at my house last month, I need to reroof. I would like to install metal roofing. My existing roofing is felt paper with three-tab, 20-year asphalt shingles. Do you think that it would be OK to have the metal roofing installed with 1x4 wood strips over the asphalt shingles? Or should it all be torn off?
TOM: I would take it off. You know, that roof will come off very, very quickly and it’s a small part of the job. If you’re going to invest in metal roofing, why put it over asphalt? There’s just no point to do that. So I would strip it down to the original sheathing and then build it up from there. That’s the best way to go.
CARL: OK, OK. Thank you very much. I appreciate it and listen to you every week.
TOM: Thank you so much, Carl. Good luck with that project.