Can you install metal over shingles?

While this can be done, Bridger Steel NEVER recommends installing new metal panels over shingles.

If you're installing a new metal roof, our team NEVER recommends installing it overtop of any existing roofing materials, including shingles. Here's why:

  • You can easily miss any damages, water spots, mold, or other issues that may be underneath the old singles or materials
  • If these are missed, you may have to remove the panels a few years down the road to address the issues
  • It can void certain warranties

You can read more about why we never recommend installing directly over old, existing roofing materials here. Also check out a direct comparison of roof overlay vs. tear off.