Homeowner here. I’ve got shingles on my Southern California roof. Recent rains caused some leakage problems, so I called the insurance company. Adjuster came out and pretty much said I need a new roof due to wear/tear and aging.
So here I am debating between standing seam metal or shingle roof.
Besides the high cost of metal roofs, my other concerns are condensation and walk-ability. Don’t want to cave/dent the metal in every time someone goes up there to do something. Can metal roofs be installed flushed with the underlayment or does it have to be elevated slightly? If applied flush, then how will the moisture problem be tackled?
If I just stick to asphalt shingles, what are the top 3 cool roof brands? What’s the best synthetic underlayment money can buy for either asphalt or metal roofs? And having a vented ridge, good or bad idea? One roofer told me vented ridge are prone to water intrusion.
Part of the reason why I like metal is the many color options and it’s naturally reflective. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.