Guest User
1/20/2006
I am evaluating metal roof alternatives and have come across a contractor who installs and recommends Stonehenge brand metal shakes. We really like the look of the product and the specs seem comparable to other well-known brands. The installer seems to answer all my questions as I would expect based on much of the info I have obtained from this forum. My nervousness comes from the fact that I can't find a lot of info on this company. Does anyone have any experience or opinions on this product? There website can be visited at www.stonehengeroofing products.com. Thanks
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
1/21/2006
Stonehenge is not a member of the Metal Roofing Alliance. I know that it was started by a couple of people who do have considerable industry experience. They are a relatively new company. I would always go out and talk to a couple of past customers, look at jobs they have done, etc. Thanks for considering a metal roof.
Guest User
1/21/2006
I had the rep in from the company that installs Stonehenge. All seemed good. He gave me some references and some properties to look at. A couple of concerns I had: 1) The Stonehenge shakes are desinged to go on strapping and there is no need to strip the old asphalt shingles. His plan is to do horizontal strapping as the panels are self-ventilating. He said I could do vertical strapping at an extra cost. Is this necessary? 2) He also did not feel that an underlay over the existing roof was needed (no felt, only ice/water shield in valleys). Is this a good idea? Should ice/water shield at least be used at the eaves? 3) In roofing over the existing mushroom vents (since this system uses ridge venting) how should these vents be covered? The plan was to cut the vents off below the level of the strapping and just put the roof panels over them. Is this proper? Thanks for all the info, I love this site!
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
1/23/2006
You should ask to see their product approval report that will indicate that it has been tested to all tyhe conditions they are representing. 1)The building code does have certain conditions on underlayment and venting etc.I do think the term "Self venting" is a little strong. It has been proven that the extra space from vertical strapping will reduce the heat if that chamber is vented. 2) Unless the product has been tested and approved, underlayment is required to meet the building code. 3)The pot vent holes need to be covered over otherwise the attic warm air will hit the back of the tile before venting through the ridge and could condensate.
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