Can A Metal Roof Be Installed Over Existing Shingles?

We’re often asked whether it’s possible to install a metal roof over an existing shingle roof. The short answer is yes; here are a few things to consider. Installing a metal roof over existing asphalt roofing reduces waste. Horch Roofing is dedicated to the environment and waste management (we recycle nearly everything), so if we’re…

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Busting Five Metal Roof Myths

Whether your old roof is ready for replacement or you’re building a new home, the type of roof to install is an important decision. Asphalt shingles tend to be the most common choice for many people, however, metal roofing is becoming a popular choice here in Maine. If you’ve never lived in a home with…

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Horch Roofing Offers Expanded Custom Metalwork Capabilities

Horch Roofing is excited to announce the expansion of our custom metal fabrication department with the purchase of an Autobrake 1214 metal folding machine. This investment in technology allows the team at Horch to fabricate metal roofing panels and other parts for our customers with increased speed, accuracy, and versatility. Larger, more sophisticated projects such…

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Metal Roofs: Are They Worth the Added Cost?

Metal roofing has seen a surge in popularity in the Northeast in recent years. Due to the fact that metal roofs have a longer life (usually double that of asphalt roofs), offer a cooler surface that can prevent ice dams, and have the trendy look of standing seam metal, more and more homeowners are choosing…

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Knowledge is Power: Know Your Roof — Roof Decking (sheathing)

  So far in this series, we have described a roofing system’s anatomy, taken an in-depth look at its ventilation, and explained what’s involved in a successful relationship between a roof and its chimney.  Now it’s time to discuss roof decking, also known as sheathing, and the products that pertain to it. Definition Roof decking…

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Knowledge is Power: Know Your Roof – Chimney

Part III: Your Chimney – Leaks and Other Problems In the first article of this series, we introduced you to the parts and pieces of your roof. Next, we explained the importance of a healthy ventilation system.  Now let’s discuss the chimney and how they relate to issues with your roof. We will explain the…

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