Andrea Galjour
9/2/2005
Hurricane Katrina has blown away most of my roofing shingles. My husband is very interested in a metal roofing. Most metal roofs in our area are untouched or have vert minimal damage. What is the most durable metal roofing for the highest wind...185 mph???
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/2/2005
I am very sorry for all you have been through. Our hearts thoughts and prayers go out to everyone on the gulf coast affected by this horrible storm. There are many manufacturers of metal roofing and many types of metal roofing. Most products should have undergone 90 psf testing which simulates wind speeds that could be 200 mph or greater. The best thing you can do is look for products you like the looks of and then inquire whether they have passed 90 psf testing. That is the harshest uplift test subjected on metal roofing.
Andrea Galjour
9/2/2005
Thank you for your kind words. We will begin to study the different kinds of roofs and looks. Once again thanks!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/3/2005
If you email direct to me at [email protected] with your email address, I have an article on metal roofing which I can send to you that I think will be helpful.
Guest User
9/3/2005
Thanks to Katrina there is a very big pine tree resting in our master bed room and our son's room.I'm very interested in the metal roof, currently have shingles.I am waiting for the insurance company to do their inspection to let us know if the entire roof has to be replace, if so will the metal roofing company replace the roof frame or is the frame my responsibility and all the company replace is the shingles? I know the style metal roof I want that's ahout it, I want the works in this new roof. so with winds of 185mph please help find out all I need to know and have from the roof frame, to # gauge steel, vents, moisture build up under metal shingles from tempreture changes, and everything else in between on to the completion of the job. House is one story, 3 bed rooms, attic that spans entire length and with of the roof, red brick, and is 15 years old. Thank you very much for all your assistance, God bless you.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/3/2005
There are m,any options in metal roofing. Generally, you get what you pay for. Look for a metal roof that has passed 90 psf uplift testing. That is the harshest test done. As far as the framing ... most metal roofing contractors will not do the framing. You will probably need to have a sarpenter involved. I am so sorry for your loss. Hang in there. Everyone affected by Katrina is in my prayers. Email direct to me if you wish with specific questions. [email protected] As far as moisture ... the only major thing to think about is attic ventilation. I am a strong believer in good intake and exhaust ventilation.
Guest User
9/12/2005
I have an all brick house located on the Mississippi National Golf Course in Gautier, Mississippi (near Pascagoula's Ingalls Shipbuilding and Naval Station) and would like to replace my asphalt roof which had hurricane wind damage with a metal shake roof. I searched your Web site for the Contractors for the zip code 39553 and notice that most of them are located in Hurricane Katrina's path themselves (in New Orleans and Gulfport). Can you please tell me what anyone is planning on doing to make Metal Roof Contractors available to serve the many potential customers on the Mississpi Gulf Coast who are ready to replace roofs now. These are homes that had wind damage, but were far enough inland to not have extensive storm surge water damage.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/12/2005
Joanne, No doubt about it, you have identified a key issue. My company manufactures metal shakes and we have really stepped up our installer recruitment and training efforts. However, there is a huge need and, frankly, the industry has alreday been suffering from some shortage of installers due to last year's Florida hurricanes. I suspect that our competitor manufacturers are pretty much in the same boat and doing the same things. I will say this, all of my company's independent dealers from the area (liste don the MRA website) are up and running since the storm, answering their phones, assessing individuals' needs, and taking care of their contracts to the best of their ability. In many respects, this is no different than we see after other types of roof damaging storms. The earli you get signed up with someone, the higher you are on their list, and the quicker you will be taken care of. If anyone reading this is interested in metal roof installation as a career, our industry wants to hear from you. There is huge and rapidly increasing demand for our products. We have training programs in place to get you up and running quickly. Todd Miller [email protected]
Guest User
9/30/2005
I was reading your request for installers for hurricane Katrina. I am the owner of a small Metal roofing and Siding contrator in Kansas. Please send me some information regarding contracting opportunities. Thank You, Brent Hubble [email protected]
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/30/2005
Brent -- thanks for your interest. I will be contacting you via email shortly.
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