Guest User
11/22/2006
Dear folks, This is a very helpful forum and I have learned so much from reading the posts. We are building in the country and are trying to build as environmentally safe and energy efficient as possible. We have designed passive solar and are adding self-standing solar panels. We are utilizing horizontl geothermal, and are having a masonry heater built on the main floor and in the walk-out basement, however, I am concerned about conserving energy in the summers. At the onset, I have been open about my "green" ideas for the house and was shocked when the contractor recommended composite shingles instead of the metal roof our energy consultant had proposed. Many of the posts have made me aware of the dangers of working with a contractor who is not experienced or open to working with metal roofs, however, I really like our contractor and trust him to build a high quality home. 1. Does your association have a list of qualified metal roofing providers and installers my contractor can work with? (We are building near Kansas City, Missouri). 2. Is there a type of metal roof, that is easier for an uninformed contractor to work with? 3. Are there metal roofs that are composed in part of recycled materials and can reflective pigment be used on them? Thank you so much! Marcia
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
11/25/2006
There is a Find A Contractor feature on this website which can help you locate an experience installer. Also, choose the product you want and then contact its manufacturer. Each metal roof has its own installation methods, none of which are rocket science. Most steel and copper roofing have 25% - 40% recycled content. Most aluminum has 90 - 95%. Many of the painted products are available with reflective pigment paints.
Guest User
12/5/2006
we are building out of the country. They have started putting on the metal roofing but did not put down plywood first. they just screwed the metal to the rafters. Is this ok?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
12/5/2006
It depends upon the roofing product. Some are suitable to be installed that way but some are not.
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