Should architectural GALVALUME sheet roofs be installed on decking or over shingles on residential applications?

By  selkoshairi on June 23, 2023


Wood or steel decking is normally used for prepainted GALVALUME architectural roof systems on both residential and nonresidential applications, but it is not recommended to install the panels in direct contact with the decking. Instead, 30 pound felt, or an equivalent, should first be installed on the decking and the roof panels then installed over the felt. For residential applications, the roof panels would be installed over roofing felt on wood decking for new construction applications, or in applications in which the old shingles would be removed from the deck.

Roofing manufacturers should be contacted for design and installation details both in warmer regions where condensation can occur under roof panels, and also in cold regions where snow, ice and water can collect at eaves and valleys and leak into the building.