Guest User
11/3/2002
We just purchased a 1910 Victorian, Italianate style with a simple gable roof in an area south of St. Louis. The current roof is a comp. with about 2200 sq ft of roof and deck. We are doing most of the restoration work ourself and we would like to do the roof as well but have never done a raised seam metal roof. Is there a place that we can get good installation instructions to determine if this is something we want to do ourselves? Do you have any recommendations for type of roof or products for this area?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
11/4/2002
Most manufacturers of metal roofing will have very detailed installation instructions for their products. Because their can be differences in installation from product to product, it is important that you have the complete instructions for the product you're installing and that you read and understand them before starting. Frankly, most standing seam is professionally installed. As a do-it-yourselfer, you will have to find a manufacturer who will work with you. Look for someone who offers good phone support who will be there to help when you need them. Based upon the age and style of the home, you might also consider a slate look-alike metal product as well as the standing seam.
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