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If the roof on your house is shot, you will need to replace it before it starts leaking. Deciding to upgrade from a shingled roof to a metal roof might be your plan, but you might not be sure how to do this or what building materials to purchase. Replacing a roof yourself can be difficult to do, unless you are experienced with roofing projects. As you start planning for this, here are two things you will need to consider.
Will The Old Roof Need To Come Off?
There are times when a new roof can be placed directly over an existing roof, but there are also times when the old roof must be removed before the new roof can be installed. One thing you should know about metal roofs is that they are light, especially when compared to shingles. Because of this, you may be able to leave the existing roof on your home instead of ripping it off.
Most cities have building codes that relate to roofs, and a common code is that a structure can have no more than two roofs on it. In other words, if your house already has two layers of shingles, you cannot add a third layer or any other type of roof over it. This code is in place due to problems that occur because of the weight of roofs.
To determine whether or not you must remove your roof, find out how many layers of roofing materials are already on the roof. If there is only one layer, you could place the metal roofing materials right over the top. If the old roof has to come off, you will need to rent a dumpster and grab the right supplies and equipment for the job. This will include using a roofing shovel to scrape the shingles off, or you could use a garden fork to do this.
What Materials Will Be Needed?
The second consideration is the types of building materials you will need to accomplish the job. When you replace a roof yourself, you will have to select the materials for the project, and it's always important to have the right building materials.
The first thing you will have to purchase is the metal roofing material, and there are two main options to choose from:
Within these two categories of metal roofing materials, there will be many other choices too. You will have to choose the color of the roof, and you will have a lot of different styles of metal roofing materials to choose from.
Once you select the type of metal you would like, you will also need to purchase additional supplies for the roof. This will include:
While it is cheaper to replace a roof yourself, this is not always the best route to take. If you want to make sure the job is done correctly, it might be better to hire a contractor that offers roofing services.