Can we cover asphalt leak with metal roof?

Guest User
3/31/2009
We currently have 1 layer of asphalt roof and have a leak coming into our garage. If we were to get a metal shingle roof installed, with underlayment, will that lock in moisture in the garage attic and start a mold problem? Do we need to fix the leak first and let it dry out before getting the metal roof installed?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
4/5/2009
The moisture does not bother me. However, if there is rotted wood, it needs to be addressed. Also, I always suggest tracking down and at least knowing the source of the leak before proceeding with a new roof. That can go a long way in making sure that you don't still have the same leak after all has been fixed.
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