robert bruneau
"JACK OF ALL TRADES"
3/4/2008
HELLOW FELLAS,I'VE READ ON THE ROOF PITCH FOR HOMES WITH METAL ROOFS. I'VE SEEN AT LEAST 3:12 SO ASUMING MINE IS, AND I THINK IT IS,I WILL CHECK WHATS INVOLVED? CURRENT IS THE TAR TILES. I WANT TO PUT A METAL ROOF AND BE DONE.THE HOUSE IS ABOUT 1640 SQ FT AND THE DETACHED STICK BUILT SHOP IS 720 SQ FT. MY WIFE AND HAVE BUILT A FENCE AND A DECK AND SO FAR THERE STILL STANDING SO I THINK WE CAN DO IT ,JUST NEED A LITTLE GUIENCE ON MATIERIALS AND COST. THANKS ALOT,ROBERT PS IM NOT YELLING I JUST LIKE CAPS
Guest User
3/5/2008
I am not sure you have the REQUIRED MINIMUM pitch of 3:12 for most metal roofs. Some call for at least 4! Only once in my life i saw a mobile home with like 3.5 pitch and shingles on it. Usually they all are low pitch or flat, which requires a flat roofing membrane such as IB Roof. But, assuming you do have a 3 pitch, i'd recommend tear-off downt to the deck, install Ice and Water Shield - grace is considered the best by most roofers I know. I&W will insure that any water that gets under metal roof will not enter the house. Than put some synthetic underlayment and a Metal roof of your choice. I have my own preferences, but do not know if i can name those here. Also do not forget about some king of ventilation. Good Luck.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
3/21/2008
Thanks.
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