can flat metal roof be tied in to pitched shingle

Guest User
9/30/2004
I have received several estimates to reroof my 50 year old concrete block home in NE FL. The original house has about 2000 sf of asphalt shingles with a pitch of about 3:12. Two subsequent additions added another 1000 sf of essentially flat roof at the rear of the house which is not visible from the street. The flat roof portion currently is a rolled roofing or "bria" ?? After getting several estimates to replace the pitched roof with new shingles and the flat roof with a modified bitum "flintastic" it occurred to me that possibly I should upgrade the flat roof to a metal roof. I would like to avoid some of the problems that are inherent with flat rolled roofing. I also don't like the idea of having to reroof every 10-12 years. I am not considering metal for the pitched roof because I do not feel it
Guest User
9/30/2004
continuing...I do not feel that a metal roof, or one that I can afford, would fit in with the character of the other homes in this neighborhood. The flat roof at the rear of the house would not be visible. My question is - Can a flat metal roof be tied in to a new pitched shingle roof? I spoke to one metal roof contractor who said it can be and he gave a better cost estimate than I expected. Thanks.
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
10/1/2004
When you get into the low slope roofs, you are generally looking at a commercial standing seam profile that is designed for slopes as low as 1/2" in 12". They are generally more expensive but do have excellant wind resistance. With at least this slope there should be no problem tying it into the sloped portion with the proper manufactured flashings. Aslk to see the Florida product approval on the products as it will dictate the slope and installation limitations.
Guest User
7/9/2006
Are you able to put a metal roof over a shingled roof? Pros/Cons
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/9/2006
Many reidential metal roofs are ideally suited to going over one layer of existing shingles. Their warranty will still be valid. With standard shingles, when you put new shingles over old, the warranty on the new shingles is voided.
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