LESLIE: Clark’s up next that calls The Money Pit from Maryland. What can we do for you?
CLARK: I just wanted to ask you two what you thought about replacing your asphalt roof with a metal roof.
LESLIE: Well, I think metal roofs are fantastic and I know Tom agrees. I mean environmentally speaking, it’s a wonderful idea. If you’re going to be in the house for a long time, these things really don’t need any work. Once they’re up there, they’re with you. And because you already have an asphalt roof, you’re able to put the metal roof right on top of the existing shingles, which is fantastic because you’re eliminating extra waste at any sort of landfills or any garbage sites.
LESLIE: And because the metal is so lightweight, you’re able to put it right on top of the existing shingle without causing too much of a heat buildup or causing the new roof to break down. So it’s a good idea and they’re gorgeous and they don’t just have to be [standing seen] (ph). There are ones that have a beautiful Victorian detail. There’s ones that look like slate. Your options are really endless, even in colors.
A good website to go to is MetalRoofing.com.
CLARK: We put the roof on the house that we’re on now, geez, 23 years ago (inaudible) …
LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Ooh, you’re overdue.
TOM: Yeah, for sure.
CLARK: We are, yes. And it was a 25-year shingle but, you know, we need to do it real soon.
TOM: Clark, these roofs can last you 100 years. I mean they’re that good. Check out that website – MetalRoofing.com. There’s actually a contractor locator on there for contractors that are part of the Metal Roof Association. You’ll be sure to find a good guy that way.
Clark, thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.