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If your asphalt shingles have reached the end of their life, then you may want to consider replacement options like metal roofing. There are options like layover options, and you can install slats for ventilation and energy efficiency as well as standing seam materials or more affordable panels. The following tips will help you with choosing the best solutions to replace asphalt shingles with metal roofing materials:
Installing Metal Tin Roofing Over an Existing Asphalt Shingle Roof for An Affordable Replacement Solution
Tin is one of the most affordable materials to install as a new metal roof. If you are installing a tin roof, it can be installed over the existing roofing materials using slats. Installing the slats will provide a space between the tin roof and structure below, which will help to reduce heat gain, improve energy efficiency, and ensure your home is protected from leaks due to the materials that are left below the new metal roofing.
Better Metal Roofing That Is Reinforced with Rubber Underlayment to Prevent Leaks and Improve Efficiency
There are also better metal roofing solutions with rubber underlayment that you may want to consider. The rubber beneath roofing can serve several purposes, such as protecting your roof from leaks and water damage. In addition, the rubber reinforcement is also a great improvement for energy efficiency because it will help reduce heat transfer that is common with metal roofing materials. Today, there are also options for lighter-colored, plastic-like underlayment materials that can be installed for a more energy-efficient reinforcement beneath metal roofing.
Choosing the Right Finishes for Metal Roofing to Protect Roofs from Wear and Damage Over the Years
There is also the type of finish that you choose for your metal roofing. The finish options are powder-coated, conventional metal paints, and raw metal. Over time, the metal roofing materials that you have installed on your home will oxidize and corrode if they do not have a good finish. Therefore, consider premium materials and powder coated finishes for a more durable metal roof for your home. The galvanized tin will corrode slower, but it will still wear out and need to be replaced over time.
These tips will help you with some of the features that you want to consider for the replacement of asphalt shingles with new metal roofing. Contact a home roofing service and talk to about options for your home's roofing today.