Guest User
5/12/2005
I have a 33 year old barrel tile roof that needs replacing. The recommended Roofing contractor uses Dura Loc metal tiles and I favor Girard but he has not been to Girard's school so he can't purchase and even if he could the warranty would not be valid. The other thing is I thought the estimate of $29000 was on the high side. My roof is 41 squares measured by his estimator. He uses metal battens, stainless screws and a heavy mat underneath and is highly recommended. Does that seem high. I will add that is all removal and replacing two skylights and removing and old furnance chimmney. Thank you for your help.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
5/12/2005
Bill, I am very sorry but, as part of our association's anti-trust guidelines, we cannot answer questions related to pricing. Both Dura Loc and Gerard are members of this association. You may wish to contact them directly to seek answers for your questions.
Guest User
5/15/2005
I am building a new house and I want to install a metal roof.The contractors I hired informed me that the proper method to install a metal roof is to put stripping over rafters and apply the metal directly to stripping.I told them that I did not feel that this was the correct method for new construction.I told them I wanted OSB decking with 30lb. felt and metal roof installed on top and that I was not building a barn.The contractor then told me I was incorrect and if the roof was installed the way I suggested the warrnty on the metal would be void. WHO IS CORRECT........ HELP!!!!!!!
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
5/15/2005
Joel, I do not know of any metal roof that would have the warranty voided by installing it over decking and underlayment. There are metal roofs made which are intended to be installed only over solid decking and underlayment and there are metal roofs manufactured which can be installed over solid decking or over lathe boards. However, of the products that can be installed over lathe boards, some manufacturers will say that, for residential applications, they should only be installed over solid decking with underlayment. The "bottom line" answer is that you need to choose a roofing product and then check with the manufacturer (do not just "go with" what the contractor tells you) to see how it should be installed on your roof. All that said, if you do end up with an installation over lathe, I cannot stress highly enough the importance of good attic ventilation so that moisture inside the house does not end up condensing on the back side of the roof panels during cooler weather. I personally am comfortable with only residential applications over solid deck and underlayment but not everyone in the industry may agree with me on that point. However, we will all agree that you must install products in the manner that their manufacturers have designed and tested them to be installed. I hope that this helps.
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