Metal over Shake Roof

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I have a 30+ year old shake roof in need of replacement. My neighbor had a metal roof installed about 5 years ago and loves it. He says they installed it over his existing shake roof eliminating the need for a roof tear off and it has he added benifit of better insulating the roof. Just wondering about the possibility and advisability of doing this.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
It really depends a lot upon the product being installed and the condition and construction of the current roof. I have seen this done successfully hundreds if not thousands of times though in my career. Feel free to call me at 1-800-543-8938 ext 201 if you'd like to discuss your project in greater detail and talk through this possibility.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
The shakes (or anything on the roof in this case) do not serve any insulation purposes. While it does save on dumping fees, I always prefer to go down on a decking to minimize the variability of the project.

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