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How to Replace Shingles with a Metal Roof

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    LESLIE: Jim in Minnesota is on the line and has got a question about roofing. How can we help you with your project?

    JIM: Yeah. I have a 28×40 building with an average roof pitch and the shingles need replacing.

    TOM: OK.

    JIM: Should I put tin on the roof boards? Or I hear that we should put boards that run horizontally under roof boards, then nail the tin on top of the – these horizontal boards.

    TOM: Alright. So first of all, Jim, you have asphalt shingles on there right now?

    JIM: Yes.

    TOM: Are you planning on removing those shingles?

    JIM: Absolutely.

    TOM: Alright, good. So once you remove them, then I think you can put the tin right on top of the sheathing. I’m assuming you have sheathing there. If you don’t have sheathing, then you would have to have stripped sheathing put on: those strips that you’re talking about, those furring strips. Yeah, you would have to add those. But if you have standard sheathing, I think you can put the metal roof right on top of that.

    And it’s a good project to do. You know, those metal roofs really do last indefinitely and the coatings that are on the metal roofs today are reflective of the heat in the summer, so it keeps the buildings cold, cooler, as well. So, good project.

    Does that help you out?

    JIM: Yes.

    TOM: Alright. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. 

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