Guest User
9/24/2005
Some manufacturers require battens in installing their metal roofs - others do not. I certainly would rather install a roof without battens because of time and the cost of lumber, but I do not want to sacrifice quality. Can you provide any insight into advantages and disadvantages of using battens? Thanks, Michael
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/25/2005
Actually, today, there are very few metal roofs designed and intended for residential use that "require" battens. Some of them can be installed on battens but they can also be installed on decking and underlayment. I would not say there are any particular benefits to battens. It really comes down to installing the roofing product the way that it was designed, tested, and intended to be installed.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/25/2005
In re-thinking this, I will add that battens can allow you to achieve better ventilation in some cases, helping with energy efficiency and moisture control.
Guest User
4/27/2006
Can you direct me to a website or other reference where I could get some details for the above noted installation? I am building a home and I would like to provide some details to my architect, as I am interested in the energy efficiency that can be acheived by elevating a metal roof from the sub-structure to reduce the heat load on vaulted ceilings in the summer. Thanks!
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
4/27/2006
A good website to visit is www.coolmetalroofing.com Additionally, if you use this site to link to various manufacturer's websites, you can find installation details, etc. Look for manufacturers such as McElroy, Fabral, and MBCI. All Best.
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