Standard 5V Crimp 26 Guage Galvalume Roof

Guest User
7/21/2005
I have a contractor bidding to put the 'topic title' roof on a house I'm building. What can you tell me about the various Guages, is 26 a good guage? How long will this roof last in a rust free condition? Are there any manufacturers warranties for this metal roof? I live in Florida - while metal roofs are good for hurricanes the rain and humidity could be a concern.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/22/2005
Metal roofs come in a wide range of styles, colors, metals, and, yes, prices. As with most things in life, the old adage rings true with metal roofing that you get what you pay for. I do not say that in a mean way but the higher quality roofs will typically be higer cost. The product you're looking at is very basic, low-end metal roofing. It is perhaps a bit heavier gauge than some similar products but it is also not the heaviest gauge it could be. With all metal roofing, you do want to know who is manufacturing it. Find out what sort of warranty is on it. Find out if the product is being produced in accordance with standards for quality set forth under the Metal Construction Association Certified Metal Roofing Program. You are correct in that panels like this are known for their wind resistance. However, yes, eventually, they will be subject to corrosion. Talk to the manufacturer to see how long they feel that might be. If you email to me, I can email you some articles on metal roofing which will help to explain the differences between various products. My email is [email protected]
Guest User
6/21/2006
Todd, My husband and I have contracted to purchase a home here in Melbourne, Fl. The roofing system is 26 gauge galvalume metal. The contractor advertises a 30.6 year warranty. I have some concern about the warranty standing once the one year builder warranty is up. I understand that there are several guidelines and procedures that must be followed to insure the validity of the warranty by the manufacturer. Such as correct installation, inspection by the manufacturer of the Sheet Metal etc. The builder we have contacted with is a good builder, however, I do not get the answers I am looking for when discussing the roofing system. It maybe that the people I am dealing with are just not knowledgable in this area. I am a Foridian, having lived here all of my life, roofs are to me the most important component in building a house. Please, could you tell me what I should be looking for an asking to insure that what I am being told will indeed be true concerning the warranty. I have been told that the roofing company that is doing the roofs is a company called The Roofing Company and that they form their own metal etc. I can't even find a comany with that name. Something does not seem right to me here. The builder is Burgoon Berger and the Developer is S&S Enterprises. Please help me to understand this and give me some guidance. Thank you for you help. Diane Scargill e-mail address [email protected]
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
6/21/2006
Hi Diane, You should end up with two warranties -- one from the supplier of the metal covering the metal and the coating. There may be limitations if you're near thje coast. Then you should receive a workmanship warranty from the actual roofing contractor. Insist that you receive copies of both warranties in writing before they proceed. But, above and beyond that, you need to know that your actual installers are experienced. Talk to past customers. Look at past jobs. Ask how they are handling attic ventilation. Make sure their product meets the FL Building Code. Also, you may want to consider "upgraded" metal roof systems. Send me an email at [email protected] if you'd like our guide to metal roofing.
Guest User
4/12/2007
I live in Key Largo, Fl. Our Condo Association is looking at a Standing Seam and Modified Bitumen roof. The buildings have both flat roof and pitched sections. One of our proposals calls for a MBCI Craftsman Series, 4-gauge, small batten, 16.5"Coverage, mill finish (Galvalum) metal roof. My question is how does this roof compare to an all aluminum roof (Englert .40 alum) for the pitched area? What guidelines should we be looking at when choosing a metal roof?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
4/14/2007
You need to review their FL Building Code Approvals and also see how the pitch requirement and other installation parameters nof each apply to your job. Aluminum certainly would be good for your coastal application.
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