Metal Roof Installation: Should You Remove the Old Shingles?

When homeowners are replacing their asphalt roof with a metal roofing system, one of the questions that often plague their minds is if they should remove their old shingles. After all, when replacing an asphalt roof with a new one, doing so is a move that’s highly recommended by professionals. But do you really remove your old shingles when you’re installing a metal roof?

Should You Remove Your Old Shingles Before a Metal Roof Installation?

As stated before, when you’re installing new asphalt shingles on your roof, it’s best that you remove the old shingles before the installation process. Otherwise, heat could be trapped and bake your shingles from the inside out, leading to the early deterioration of your roof and voiding your warranty in the process. However, believe it or not, when you’re installing a metal roofing system, you don’t actually have to remove your old shingles beforehand. This is because temperature doesn’t damage your metal roof or its paint finish, meaning that your warranty will remain intact even if you do go over the old shingles. This helps you save a significant amount by avoiding the removal of your old roof.

Benefits of Not Removing Your Old Shingles

According to experts, there are a few more benefits to allowing your old shingles to remain intact. First off, doing so could be environmentally friendly since keeping your shingles means that there’ll be less waste in landfills from the old shingles’ disposal. Apart from that, it can also help your home become more energy-efficient as the old shingles can increase your roof’s thermal resistance, lowering your cooling bills during the summer season.

Want to install a metal roof in your home? Simply turn to Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. Give us a call at (541) 772-1945, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Medford and other nearby areas in the State of Oregon.

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