Guest User
2/10/2005
I reside in Florida and although my home withstood 2 direct hits from hurricanes, my roof had some mild-moderate damage. Now nearly 5 months later I have finally been able to obtain companies to come out for proposals. My existing roof is cedar shake and I plan to convert to metal. The current proposal in part includes: Install ½” CDX plywood over existing slats with 10d galvanized nails. Install 30 lb felt underlayment with nails and tin tags Install new flashings (4”x5” wall & 2”x2” drip edge) Install W valley flashing Install new rubber pipe coverings. Install 26gauge, mill finish 5V crimp roof panels with woodzack screws & rubber washers. In regards to this proposal, do you have any recommendations for change to improve durability or do you feel this is a good proposal? Is the proposed underlayment high quality? Does the information about the roof panels sufficient to determine their rating, or do I need to know the actual manufacturer? Thank you for any input you can give, as I have never dealt with metal roofs before.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/10/2005
This is all reasonable though you may wish to include either a slip sheet over the felt or the use of a synthetic underlayment. This is not critical with a through-fastened product but it isn;t a bad idea. Keep in mind also that there are many other types of metal roofing you could install -- different metals, different coatings and finishes, different profiles or looks. There are also products with concealed fasteners and with fastening systems which allow for the expansion and contractiom of the metal. You may wish to consider something else for extra durability, added warranty, or a more "residential" look. That is up to you. The product mow being suggested, aside from being a heavier gauge product of its nature, is still a very lower end metal roof panel.
Guest User
2/11/2005
I read up on the classic products. I am really interested in having a professional that is trained properly with your product install it. How do I go about finding a certified contractor in my area (Jupiter/ West Palm Beach, Florida)?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/11/2005
Thank you for your interest. Diane Hammer is our Customer Support Specialist for Florida. If you email her, she can let you know who we have down that way. Her email is [email protected] She's a very nice person. Best Regards.
kyra custodio
7/22/2010
I think you are right, in replacing your metal roof, your should choose the best types of metal roofing. Whatever metal for roof or the method of underpayment you choose, take utmost care of fastening system for installation. So choose the right kind of fasteners for your meal roof to ensure the best results.
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