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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Apr 11, 2019 11:58 AM

Roof Over Roof Systems

Roof over roof systems, or retrofit roofing systems, allow building owners to replace their existing roof without the hassle or cost of removing the original roof first. Consequently, roof over roof systems can be a cost-effective option for building owners who want the rewards and benefits of metal roofing while potentially saving some of the expense associated with roofing removal and disposal.

Roof over roof systems can be used to add a metal roof over an existing metal roof, an existing shingles roof, or to convert an existing flat roof into an attractive steep slope roof. While metal roof over roof systems are not the only options available, based on our expertise, our focus will be on this product family.  .

Advantages of Metal Roof Over Roof Systems

roof over roof systemsRetrofit systems have a number of advantages for building owners looking to maximize lifespan and minimize maintenance. Metal roof over roof systems offer a decades-long service life in addition to many other benefits, including:

  • Low maintenance
  • Energy efficiency for lower utility expense
  • Environmentally friendly with high recycled content
  • Highly resistant to Mother Nature’s elements and fury
  • And, metal roofing looks great - adding curb appeal to any project

Learn more about the advantages of metal roofing.


More and more building owners, as well as homeowners, are recognizing the benefits of metal and opting for a long-term solution to replace their worn-out roofs.  

Our Roof Over Roof Systems

roof over roof systemsMcElroy Metal offers a number of roof over roof systems to help building owners find the right system for their building.

Some of our roof over roof systems include:

138T Shingle Recover – This system can be installed directly over existing shingles and delivers energy-saving Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV), making the system a terrific choice for both commercial and residential projects.

238T Metal-Over-Metal Recover – This option features a symmetrical 238T standing seam panel and is proven to last two to four times longer than single-ply recover.

Low Slope to Steep Slope – We also offer retrofit assemblies that are easy to erect and are a great way to convert worn out flat roofs into functional and highly attractive steep slope roofs.

These three options allow building owners multiple paths to experience the many benefits of metal roofing. Watch our free on-demand webinar to learn more about recover roofing and your business today. 

Learn More

You can learn more about the roof recover options available to you, their advantages, and options in our new eBook Tired of Replacing Your Shingle Roof? Metal-Over-Shingle Recover System Offers a Long-Term Solutions with Cost-Saving BenefitsFollow the link below to learn more about the longevity, durability, and environmental advantages of metal roofing over shingles.

Tired of Replacing Your Shingle Roof? Why Business Owners & Institutions Choose Metal Roofing

About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer.

Topics: Metal Roofing, Recover and Retrofit, Commercial, 238T Metal Over Metal, 138T Metal Over Shingles

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