What is the maximum slope for a shingle roof?

45 degrees
The maximum slope considered suitable for normal shingle application is 45 degrees (or 12” per foot).

Can you put metal on a mansard roof?

A beautiful natural metal like copper makes any mansard roof, no matter how basic the design, and the building on which it’s installed both elegant and special. Many beautiful metal profiles, shingles, diamond shingles and panels, work extremely well in many mansard applications.

Can you remove mansard roof?

When windows are inset, it may be possible to remove the mansard altogether. With protruding windows, an option is to box in the mansard by creating walls that run plumb from top to bottom rather than be sloped. This can create a more contemporary look with clean, straight architectural lines.

What materials are used for mansard roof?

There are two options I recommend for a mansard roof, synthetic shingles and cedar shake shingles. Synthetic shingles are made out of recycled plastic to look like slate or cedar shake shingles. They’re a premium line of shingles, so they’ll be more expensive than standard asphalt shingles.

What is the best brand of asphalt shingles?

A better quality of shingle will last longer, resist algae growth longer, and be more resistant to wind and hail damage. The three “top” brands are Certainteed, Owens-Corning, and GAF. These companies make high quality shingles and are about the same price. The next lower tier includes Tamco and IKO.

How much does it cost to install asphalt shingles?

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 125 square feet, the cost to Install a Asphalt Shingle Roof starts at $3.30 – $4.34 per square foot*. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

How do you install asphalt shingles?

How to Install Asphalt Roof Shingles Step 1: Removing the Old Roofing Shingle Step 2: Take Measurements Step 3: Apply Waterproof Membrane Step 4: Installing Edge Flashing Step 5: Place the Starter Strip Step 6: Installing the Shingles Tips and Warnings