Install metal roofing over plywood

Posted on 18.06.2018 by Admin
Install waterproof felt over the plywood to add protection against moisture. Roofing over an existing roof is beneficial because you won't need to lay underlayment and.

Contractor did eliminate two turbine vents from the house without replacing them, and soffit vents were in place but occluded by deep dish fiberglass batts.

My rafters are in place and now Im getting ready to purchase and install my flashing and sheathing. Most residential metal roofs are to be installed over plywood or OSB rather than lathe. I am tearing a shingle roof of of my home and want to install metal. The plywood should be clean and free of raised nail heads to provide a uniform deck structure for the metal.
I need an answer from some one that actually installs metal roofing please. A manufacturer's site Fabral I checked recommended furring strips over existing shingle roofs, but only as a best case scenario. Rotted, sagging areas in your roof's plywood decking should be replaced prior to installing metal panels in order to prevent costly repairs in the future. It is possible that both the manufacturer and the contractor are unfamiliar with residential applications of metal roofing, unfortunately. Energy efficient and available in a variety of colors that will add value to your home, metal roofing is a wise choice for homeowners.