Guest User
2/6/2008
my 30 year old log home needs a roof, but i know nothing about it. i intend to get estimates from referrals but need some education before i can make a decision. what ?? should i ask? i want to compare apples with apples and make sure all contractors are on the same page and that i'm getting no more or less than what i need. now that i've decided on metal instead of shingles, i hope it's the right one. thanks for your help.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/6/2008
Cat, if you email me, I have a good general overview article on metal roofing that I can email back to you. My email is [email protected] Also, I would encourage you to look for products that meet the Metal Construction Association Standards for Metal Roofing Certification.
Guest User
2/7/2008
Todd, would you e-mail me the overview article as well? Thanks. [email protected]
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/7/2008
Will do.
Guest User
2/11/2008
Todd, I read about Eric's situation. I, too have a 30 year old home with cedar shakes and am wanting to replace them with a metal roof. I plan to have the shakes totally removed, new underlayment applied (30#) and have battens can be applied for assembly of the metal panels. I'm looking at a Gerard, Canyon Shake product. I've also heard of Decra. Is there any significant difference in these products? Pros/Cons? Should I consider one over the other? I'd also like your info you sent Eric on metal roofs (e-mail address below). Thanks. [email protected]
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/11/2008
Gerard is a member of the Metal Roofing Alliance and Decra is not. I feel their products are similar but if you contact them individually they might provide you with some good information otherwise. I would put a lot of emphasis on finding a good installer. I will send the article to you.
Guest User
2/11/2008
Todd, My wife and I purchased a log home in October last year. We have several roof leaks and need help. We have had two roofing contractors come and look at it and smear some caulk around but both have been unable to stop the leaks. We have a pine tongue and groove ceiling and from what I can tell there is no underlayment or insulation between the ceiling and the roof. The ridge vent bent up in several spots and we have a leak around one of our plumbing vent pipes. Do you know of any great roofing contractors in Central our Southern Indiana that can help us. I am at wits end and having never done any construction work have about decided to tear it all off and tackle it myself. Like I said I'm at wits end. This metal roof overview sounds like a good idea for me to review so I can tell a contractor what work I would like them to do and put it in writing. Currently, I think I have good ideas on what need addressed but I don't want to look like a nut when a contractor reads it. Thanks, Terry [email protected]
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/11/2008
Terry, I will send you the article. Any chance you can send me some pictures of the roof? As far as experienced metal roofing people in your area, if you use the Find A Contractor section of this website, you will be told of some. One that comes to mind is Metal Solutions in Indianapolis but I am sure there are others.
Guest User
2/20/2008
Todd, I haven't had a chance to get any pictures it's been rainy/cold and now snowy here. The roof panels overlap and screws penetrate through the roof. The seals under the screw heads are starting to dry up and crack. From what I can see there is no seal where the panels overlap and they overlap so that the exposed panel edge is facing west which I think they should be facing east. The idea I am toying with now is to remove the screws and add some sikaflex along the length of the seam and put in new "Quality" fasteners with new seals. My guess is the previous owners who had the home built went as cheap as possible. The metal looks good just a little faded. I'm sure the flashing around the stone veneer chimney isn't done correctly. One piece of flashing caulked to the chimney, caulked and I think screwed to the roof. I haven't looked at the skylight or vent pipe flashing but the previous roofers have said there is a lot of caulk up there. There repair method was remove and caulk again. Am I nuts for replacing the screws and sealing between panels or would it buy me 10 more years with this roof? My thinking is the log home settled or the first few years (built in 2000) and this created the need for so much caulk. Now that the big settle is done (I'm sure it still move with seasonal changes) that addressing the screws and flashing areas would be of great benefit. One last thing I haven't mentioned is the ridge vent. It is bent up in a few spots (the gap between the edge of the vent and the roof is larger). I can see under the ridge vent to where the metal goes to vertical. Shouldn't there be some sort of closure to prevent rain from running up into the vent and then back down under the roof when the wind is blowing? Also, at the eave of the roof there is nothing that would stop blowing rain, bees or anything else that is small enough to go up in there. See this website for and idea of what the panels look like "http://www.abcmetalroofing.com/abcroofing/products_imperial.jsp" I'm not sure the dimensions are correct but they're pretty close. Again thanks for you for any advise you can provide. Didn't mean to write a book.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/23/2008
I think you can extend the roof life 10 years as described. You may want to look at profilevent.com as a possible closure for the ridge and eave.
Guest User
2/24/2008
Hi Todd, I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our church is considering installing a metal roof this summer I know we are not in your area but the material you offered to CAT would probably be helpful to us as well. May we please have a copy of your overview on metal roofing. Thanks for yoyr time. Keith
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/25/2008
The article is generic and helps explain the various types of metal roofing. Please email me at [email protected] so I can respond and email the article to you.
Amanda Webb
3/9/2008
Todd, can you please email me this article? Send to: [email protected] In the meantime, a question: My husband and I are building a house completely by ourselves and are getting close to picking out the roof metal. We don't like a lot of the colors available for painted metal roofs. Our preference is for a plain (stainless color) metal roof but are concerned that the reflectivity of it will be blinding, as in a galvalume product. I have been researching zincalume, rezibond and vintagetruz (from steelscape). Do you have any feedback on any of these products, or what other plain/unpainted metal roofs are available that are not galvalume? We are not interested in the "rusty roof" look either because we will be collecting all of the rainwater that comes off the roof. Finally, do you know if most painted metal roofs contain lead in the paint? We have researched a company here in New Mexico and they clearly state that there is lead in the roof paint. Thanks so much for a response, Amanda
Amanda Webb
3/9/2008
Sorry Todd, that is [email protected] Thanks, Amanda
Guest User
4/8/2008
Could I get a copy of that article too please.I am interested in metal and any info would help. Thanks [email protected]
Guest User
4/8/2008
We bought an old 1900's Arts & Crafts house under the "newer" asphalt roof there are in parts shake shingles. We have been playing around with the idea of Metal Roofing esp after we saw the selection... but are clueless to any info on Metal Roofing. We are also interested in your article.. [email protected] Please and Thank You
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
4/8/2008
Will send the article to you via email
Guest User
4/11/2008
may i please have a copy of the article mentioned, also? i believe it was 'an overview of metal roofing'. thanx
Guest User
4/11/2008
me too please - this blonde could use as much education as she can get on metal roofing. Many thanks, and many thanks for your message board. I wish I had found it before I had made the mistakes!!! email: [email protected]
chris clark
http://GetRoofingJobs.com
4/13/2008
hi todd...was hoping you can send me the article as well...thanks... [email protected]
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