Metal on torch down

Dont WantTo
6/16/2016
Hey everyone, I currently have a torch-down roof, I am told that I have two layers. My roof does not leak, but there are areas where the torch down is not 100% even with small ripples in areas. Is it required that I remove this before installing a vertical standing seam roof? From what I have read, I would attach the metal roof to blocks of wood, so it appears that it wouldn't lay flat against the torch down anyway. Thanks a bunch!
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
6/16/2016
Thank you. Chances are that this is a very low slope roof that will require a mechanically seamed standing seam. You should be able to put battens down and then go over that. Always make sure you're adhering to manufacturer specifications and all applicable building codes.
Dont WantTo
6/17/2016
Thanks! This is a 2 in 12 roof, so I have seen that there are standing seem but also exposed fastener products that might be applicable.
Guest User
6/17/2016
I would need to know more details but generally speaking I'd still lean toward a mechanically seamed standing seam
Dont WantTo
6/17/2016
What additional details can I provide? I am unsure between standing seem and exposed fastener because apparently, exposed fasteners are much easier to do for a home owner.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
6/17/2016
How long are the rafter lengths? Any valleys? Anything unusual about roof configuration? Are there trees around? Did you also by chance email some photos to me?
Dont WantTo
6/17/2016
Yes, I emailed photos to you. We can discuss this by mail too, and then I can post a summary here for the general public.

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