Mountaintop Metal Roofing is able to install new metal roofing directly atop existing roofing materials. This means less refuse heading to the landfill, for one thing. It also saves time and money. But can one install metal roofing directly on plywood?

First off, installing an aluminum roof on your home is one of the best things you can do to increase a home’s value, as well as its curb appeal. Not only does it look nice, but it is also competitively priced, extremely low maintenance, and crafted to last for decades.

But when it comes to the actual installation of the new roofing product, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. If you’re wondering if you can put a metal roof directly on plywood, here’s the answer: No.

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That’s the short response, anyway. The longer answer is that when metal roofing is installed, it is always best to use a roofing felt layer between the metal roofing and the bare plywood. This should always be used as a bare minimum, but some people also choose to add an extra layer with a slip sheet that can also help safeguard the felt sheet.

Keep in mind that the better protection you have underneath the metal, the drier and safer your home stays from moisture that comes from rain, snow, and ice.

Installing metal roofing directly on plywood with no protective layers is not a good idea — especially in the Pacific Northwest. Here we are subjected to lots of wet weather. If there are no protective layers in place, the roof could leak and cause moisture and humidity to build up, ultimately leading to rot or other damage to the plywood.

If this happens, then you will need to replace rotten or warped wood, so it won’t spread and weaken other parts of the roof.

Never had a metal roof before? We understand that it is different from most of the traditional shingle roofs that you see on homes in our area.

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But rest assured: Our team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing will ensure that every square foot of plywood on your roof is thick enough to withstand metal roof installation. We will also make sure you have your questions answered before we get started.

By working with our team, you can ensure that the new roof will be installed the right way. We have a good variety of roofing profiles for any square footage. These include metal roof panels that mimic wood shake, layers of shingles, slate roofing, tile roofing, and more.

We’re happy to discuss the ins and outs of the process (metal snips, galvanized metal screws, overlapping panels by 12 inches, etc.). We can also talk about the different types of roofing materials and roofing systems, getting your old roof replaced or a side of the roof replaced because of roof damage, and more.

With Mountaintop Metal Roofing, you can count on us for expert aluminum roofing installations backed up by standard-setting customer service. And the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can get to work transforming your roof and your home into something new!

Contact us today to get a free quote or to ask any questions you may have about roofing over plywood. With more than two decades of experience, we continue to lead the way when it comes to the quality of our materials, our craftsmanship, and our service.

And it’s not just aluminum shingles; we’ll also supply you with the highest-quality underlayments, flashings, and fasteners — not to mention plywood.

Get a lifetime of protection with a new roofing system. We’re ready when you are. So give us a call, and we’ll start a conversation about how best to protect your home with a new roof.