Guest User
3/28/2001
I can't find anything on here about what kind of maintenance costs one can expect after having a metal roof installed. Please email me when you have an answer. Thanks.
Guest User
4/2/2001
In Buying, Cost Issues, they say "But a metal roof is just about maintenance-free. All you have to do is occasionally hose it down from the ground." Sounds about right. I go to a church which has a metal roof and as far as I've seen, there is no maintenance.
Guest User
4/5/2001
I live in the midwest and, in the past, we have had hail larger than a golf ball. How does metal roofing stand up to hail and does the roofing dent easily from, say, small pea-sized hail? What is the difference between the painted and unpainted variety of steel roofing? Will the paint bubble, chip or peel over time? What about sealing? Is each piece interlocked with the next? I have found with my current roof that most leaks occur at junctures with vents, chimneys and such. Also, what about rust?
Guest User
4/5/2001
I am looking for a basic price for installation of vertical panel metal roofing. What I require is to have cedar shingles stripped off and metal installed How can I be sure that the price is competitive?
Guest User
4/7/2001
When you state that a metal roof cost roughly 2 times more than an asphalt, should I assume that this is for the cost of materials only? Would there any additional cost for installation compared to asphalt?
Guest User
4/8/2001
We have a double wide mobile home which presently has an asphault roof. Which style of metal roof would be best for such a structure? Which is most affordable? Which will be easier to flash around for skylights and other protrutions on a roof like ours which has a low pitch? Our present roof leaks especially with ice dams in the winter but also around skylights and where the furnace vents. Our home is 11½ years old.
Guest User
5/4/2001
On a house with approximately 3000 square feet of roof (shingle) what would be an estimated cost. I live in Miami, Florida therefore hurricane codes do apply. I appreciate any help you can provide including name of dealers in the Miami area. sincerely, Damaso Santana
Guest User
5/8/2001
Hello, I have a question......I am now considering a new roof for my home. I have 30 square of roof to cover...... Considering tear-off and installation, what should I expect the costs would be for a metal roof? I already know how much a comparable roof of dimensional shingles would cost...... Can you let me know? Thomas
Guest User
5/9/2001
Building a new home in Northern Ca. Have approximately 1600 square feet of roof. Interested in vertical panel style. Can you please give me an estimate for materials and installation. Thanks, JW
Guest User
5/10/2001
I would like to know the square footage cost of the metal roofing you are advertising? Are all the roofing pricing different for styles?
Guest User
5/10/2001
Could you give me a material price sheet for the metal roofs,trim sheelin ect..thanks.
Guest User
5/13/2001
Would like to install an overhang in my carport area approximately 11ftx40ft in a vertical panel design. What would I expect the cost of this to be?
Guest User
5/13/2001
Its very inexpensive to install an asphalt roof here in San Diego. What would it cost to install a vertical panel roof on our house of approximately 1800 sq. ft.(the house not the roof). We are looking for a unique look
Guest User
5/13/2001
iwould liketo know the price ot square footage of metal roof
Guest User
5/13/2001
I am looking into the cost of replacing the old ashpalt shingles on a 'Quanset' style building if it is possible with metal roofing. The existing shingles are approx. 30 yrs old and the size of the structure is 28' w and 40'long. I believe the height at the peak of the house to be 16'. Can you help me with information on if this is possible and the approx costs? Please email me if you have a response
Guest User
5/13/2001
How much does it cost for a basic metal roof to cover 27 squares of asphalt?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
5/14/2001
When it comes to choosing metal roofing for their homes, homeowners have a wide variety of choices open to them in terms of styles, metals, finishes, and product benefits. Along with all of these differences come differences in price between the various products. Additionally, cost will vary from job to job based upon roof pitch and configuration, and condition of the current roof. While, generally speaking, metal roofing is priced similar to other more distinctive roofing materials, there have been some homeowners who have saved money by choosing metal and avoiding old roof removal, disposal, re-decking, etc. And, of course, there are some premium roofs such as slate and certain tile roofs that are very high priced in comparison to metal. One big benefit of metal is the way that it increases home value ... now and into the future. This is because, unlike many other products, it does not begin a rapid descent into deterioration from the moment it is installed. Some contractors call conventional roofing materials "rent-a-roof" in comparison to metal roofing. Metal roofing also has additional payback in terms of low maintenance and energy efficiency. The best advice is to choose a metal roof that meets your needs in terms of aesthetics and other benefits, contact the manufacturer for the name of your local experienced installer, and have them come take a look at your roof and quote your needs.
Guest User
6/3/2001
I live in Sarasota,Fl and have a house that is over 4000sq feet in level plane. Is there a formula to determine the amount of Squares needed? The plywood used seems to be dipping between each truss. If I installed the metal roof on top of the current wood would I dent the roof if I walked on it? With asphalt shingle you have agregate to keep you from sliding off the roof, with a metal roof how do you stay on? Does any one know the minimum plywood thickness needed according to Miami-Dade County Code. Is a metal roof better in a hurricane than asphalt shingles? After Hurricane Andrew we came to realise why so many Florida homes were done as asphalted gravel roofs. Every gravel roof we saw was intact, every ashalt shingled roof wasn't. Ours was asphalt and we lost over 10 trusses to boot.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/5/2001
A "square" of roofing is 100 square feet of pitched roof surface. There are tables of multiplication factors which can be used for determining pitched roof surface once you know the roof pitch. Roof pitch is commonly referred to as a factor of 12 (i.e., 2:12, 3:12, 4:12, etc.) In these factors, the first number if the vertical rise of the roof (in inches or feet) in relationship to the horizontal run of the roof (in the same inches or feet). You can also do a physical measurement to find the truss length on the roof and then multiply that by the width to work out the square foot area. To determine roof surface area for roofs with hips or valleys, the best method is to first determine the average truss length and then do the multiplication. If you know either the pitch of the roof or the vertical rise, you can determine the truss length even without a physical measurement by using the rule of a right triangle (A squared plus B squared = C squared) with A being the horizontal run, B being the vertical rise, and C (the hypotenuse) being the truss length. Metal roof systems can be walked without causing indentations. This does often require some minimal extra care, as prescribed by the individual roofing manufacturer. Some metal roof systems, when attached, though, would "mimic" the sags between your rafters and would follow the roof line rather than span between the trusses. If you attempt to span between the trusses, you need to use a metal roof system that is appropriate for doing so (consult with your contractor or roofing manufacturer) and you would need to use adequate fastener size, type, and length. One big benefit to walking on metal roofing is that it holds its impact resistance as it ages, meaning that it will "walk" the same in 15, 20, or even 50 years as it does when it is new. That is not the case with most other metal roof systems. Before installing over your decking, you need to ensure that it has not weakened to the point of where it doesn't provide a suitable base with good fastener pull-out resistance. You also need to look for signs of rot and you should also make sure that it is not delaminating for some reason. In particular, there have been delamination problems with fire-treated plywood and dimensional lumber that was fire-treated with certain chemicals during the 1970s and 1980s. If your roof has fire-treated decking, it may very well need to be replaced. I am not certain what minimum decking thickness is specified by Dade County. Perhaps another expert on this site will know. Many metal roof systems, however, do have product control acceptance reports from Dade. You would need to reference the report on each individual product to see what sort of substrate (including decking thickness) is required for proper installation and uplift resistance under the terms of the Dade County code. Generally, I think you'll find that 1/2" minimum thickness is common though you may see some requirements as low as 3/8" or up to 5/8". Many metal roofing systems are recognized for their wind resistance. This is due to the interlocking panels and secure fastening methods. Historically, metal roofing has performed very well in hurricanes and tropical storms.
Guest User
6/10/2001
I too am building a new home and would like to consider my options. Metal is definetly an option and there is obvious interest in this forum. The basic question for consideration is cost. I have read all the postings here to that regard and none have an intelligent, meaningful, straightforward answer! I realize there are many variables such as new constrruction vs. remodeling, locale, style among many. But surely the material itself has a high cost and low cost and an average cost for installation. Does anyone have a straightforward answer?
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