Guest User
6/8/2010
We have rec'd 2 estimates on installing a metal roof (ranch style home 4/12 pitch). The 1st guy told us we should "only" go with a 26 gauge (using McElroy Metal) and he'd install over existing 1 layer of asphalt shingles. The 2nd guy said 29 gauge (using Menard's metal)is very sturdy and he would rather do a tear off down to the decking to be sure the decking was in good shape. We have no idea now what we should do??? Please help. Thank you.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/9/2010
I would not install over top of those shingles. You might as well pull them off.
Guest User
6/11/2010
I would agree and remove the shingle roof. However, I would prefer at least a 26 gauge system over a 29 gauge. In the midwest we have some heavy winds and 29 gauge is not much better than Reynolds Wrap. McElroy Metal Inc. is a national manufature (www.mcelroymetal.com). I'm not sure on what manufacture Menards is carring.
Guest User
6/11/2010
Also, get more than 2 estimates. Try 6 or more and check their out their background and references.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
6/11/2010
I think McElroy would be a great choice but I probably would remove the old shingles and install new underlayment.
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