kerry jackson
7/26/2007
We have a vaulted post and beam roof. Two years ago we had a metal roof installed. We are having trouble with horrendous creaking noises that are so bad the dogs bark. This happens when the temperature warms up or cools down. During the rainy months all is quite on the roof for the most part. Our roofers have said they have never heard of this problem. Could you please tell me the application of metal roofing for a post and beam? Should there be some sort of ventilation grid that was applied to the roof prior to adding the metal? Could the screws be too tight?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/30/2007
Can you provide more information? Is there decking in place or is the roof attached nto purlins / battens? Can you email pictures of the roof to me? [email protected] Have you contacted the manufacturer of the roofing?
Guest User
8/10/2007
We are building envelope consultants and have been involved in identifying the sources for objectionable noises in institutional metal roofing installations. We'd be very interested in your professional experience and input. Project Details: Standing Seam Roofing Panels; rigid insulation boards, gypsum boards; and corrugated steel decking or even acoustical decking with insulation in the pans. Clips are not in a bind; no battens; panels not too long and panels are fastened along the eaves. What can you share with us as to the sources for these noises? Thank you.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
8/10/2007
If there is no airspace anywhere, I would say the whole assembly is acting as a soundboard and passing the noise through.
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