b s
1/10/2008
has anyone used tamko metalworks before do they hold up. we are looking at the MetalWorks StoneCrest Slate Steel Shingles
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
1/13/2008
There are many good product options. While Tamko is unfortunately not a member of the Metal Roofing Alliance, I am not disparaging their product. Proper installation is as important as anything else. Make sure that your installer knows what they are doing.
Nate Libbey
1/19/2008
There are several installations of MetalWorks near our house, and they apear to be holding up just fine.
Guest User
1/19/2008
I've installed MetalWorks shingles. The finish is a Kynar paint which I believe was developed by NASA. The drawback to installing this product is that the finish can get scratched quite easily, thus exposing bare metal. It doesn't take much when handling these products to do damage which will typically go unseen. The manufacturer has a touch up kit, so order that paint when buying the panels and accessories. You will need it. The scratches can come from anything, such as; sliding another panel over the top, or setting your toolbelt down on them. They are a four way interlocking panel in a 28 gage steel which makes them easy enough to use your tin snips on. Pay particular attention around stacks and vent pipes. With that said, the products I've installed are still on , they dent under the hail, but they hold up without penetration. They look good and withstand the wind , rain and elements. They just scratch easy enough to be problematic, in my opinion. I hope this helps. The clips that are needed to fasten the panels to the substrate also present their own installation nuances. If these panels had a built in clip in the panel it would save on installation time.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
1/24/2008
Thanks. By the way, I do not believe NASA had anything to do with Kynar paint finishes.
Guest User
1/27/2008
I think MetalWorks shingle are one of the BEST metal roof designs i've come across. It is very well thought out. The valley installation that usually takes long time with any system, is really easy with Tamko st it ha a J-channel type valley piece. About the coating, it is true that Kynar is easily scratched, it is not just with Tamko. Same happens with Classic's shingles and pretty much all Kynar/Hylar coated metals. I don't think it is suck a huge problem though. First of all, you can't really see it, and second, i've had Tamko's trim pieces laying in our bone yard for month of rain/snow, and there is not a single sign of rust accumulation on the cut edges. So combined with beautiful look and great design, you are getting a really nice roof from tamko. Just make sure you get a good installer. Good Luck
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
1/29/2008
Thank you for your input.
Guest User
7/8/2008
I honestly don't recommend going with Tamko. They are a little shaky when it comes to living up to their warranties. We purchased a resale house with a 4 year old metal roof that therefore had 46 years left on its warranty. We contacted both the installer and Tamko and after more than a 6 month runaround they THEN told us that because the warranty hadn't been transitioned within 30 days they would not honour it. We had done nothing to the roof, and in fact were wanting to add ice picks to it and wanted to make sure we had this done by an approved roofer so as not to void our warranty. If they do not feel comfortable about honouring a 4 year old roof warranty, and their customer response just to answer this question is so long in coming, how confident are they in their own product?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/9/2008
Thanks for your input
Guest User
8/14/2008
I would not recommend Tamko Metalworks either. We were never able to obtain their warranty and when we suffered 100% loss of their roof in a storm, and there was no warranty. They even denied that they had ever sold their product in Canada.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
8/15/2008
Thank you.
Guest User
2/27/2009
I had metal roof install in 2002 and the paint has chip all over the roof and is rusting. We contact Tamko 2 months ago and sent all the forms register mail. No reply yet. We shall see how good there warranty is.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
3/1/2009
If you like, email me photos at [email protected] and I will provide details on what I think might have gone wrong. This sounds very unusual.
Guest User
6/22/2009
With our TAMKO Metalworks Astonwood shingles we are experiencing a situation whereby water runoff from the roof doesnot kick off the drip edge of the starters, but rather rolls back onto and down the trim fascia of the building. I'm wondering if anyone else out there has a similar experience. Thank you for any input
Guest User
9/1/2009
With our TAMKO Metalworks Astonwood shingles we are experiencing a situation whereby water runoff from the roof doesnot kick off the drip edge of the starters, but rather rolls back onto and down the trim fascia of the building. I have contacted TAMKO on numerous occassions about this and they referred me to their WARRANTY Department, as it may be a design problem with the drip edge of the starter shingle. NO WORD back from WARRANTY yet.
Guest User
9/1/2010
I see your discussion from 2008 and wonder if you went with the Tamko product? I am looking at the Tamko Aston Wood Steel Shingle but don't know too much about it? What questions do you ask to be sure the installer is knowledgable?
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