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Old 09-06-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Our present roof is shingles and we've had some leaks. I would like to get a metal roof. Should the old shingles be taken off? My contractor says he'll use the present venting, is this adequate? Also, he will not put drip edges, are they necessary?

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Venting has nothing to do with the roof surface or temperatures. It is to remove humidity.

I prefer to remove shingle layers before putting down metal. It allows you to properly address the roof deck and removes the additional thermal mass (most often a detriment) off of the home.

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