Roof Noise and a Screw Down Fix

Guest User
2/4/2003
I purchased a home with a metal roof which quickly indicated a high noise level in windy conditions. The contractor went through several attempts to fix it from limiting the ventilation under the roof to screwing the roof at the eaves. These fixes did not work. Finally they came back and screwed the roof down all along the length of each panel clearly visible. I now have hundreds of screws showing in my roof. Is this an acceptable practice? Is my roof going to leak if I don't get a replacement? I plan on getting an inspecter but want to check with the experts. Thanks.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
2/4/2003
I really cann't help you without knowing what roof panel you have and what type of fastener was used. With that information, I can do some research for you. Manufacturers of quality metal roofing typically have prescribed fastening pattersn which should be followed. Please feel free to respond back here with further details or contact the manufacturer of your roofing. Also, if you like, you can email direct to me some photos of your roof.
Guest User
2/14/2003
Todd, Please send me your e-mail address. I have several photos I can send you.
Guest User
3/11/2003
we are thinking about getting a metal roof. We have no installation on our Chalet , do they coat the metal with some kind of plastic or anything so the rain or acorns falling is not extremely loud?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
3/11/2003
As a manufacturer of metal roofing, we get very few complaints about noise -- perhaps one every five or so years. That said, there are products with aggregate coatings which can help deaden noise. Also, some metal roofs can be installed over insulation or with insulating backers to also help deaden noise.
Guest User
3/22/2003
My neighbors are having a metal roof installed and I am thinking of having one installed. I want to know if nailing in the butt end of the metal shake is accebtable? Also I have seen some sidewall flashing installed without the top edge inserted under the siding. Is that acceptable?
Guest User
3/22/2003
My neighbors are having a metal roof installed and I am thinking of having one installed. I want to know if nailing in the butt end of the metal shake is accebtable? Also I have seen some sidewall flashing installed without the top edge inserted under the siding. Is that acceptable?
Guest User
3/22/2003
My neighbors are having a metal roof installed and I am thinking of having one installed. I want to know if nailing in the butt end of the metal shake is accebtable? Also I have seen some sidewall flashing installed without the top edge inserted under the siding. Is that acceptable?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
3/23/2003
There are two basic styles of metal shakes. One style is fully interlocking and secured to the roof using either a hidden nailing flange or concealed clips. The other style consists of panels which are mounted on battens and typically fastened with screws through the butts or lower edges. Bother of these tyles are very proven. In all cases, make sure that the product you choose is being installed per manufacturer instructions. As far as flashings -- sure, it is usually best if the flashings go behind the siding. In cases where that is impractical, though, it can successfully be brought up against the siding and sealed. In some cases, a termination bar to hold it in place is wise. If you question the way a flashing has been done, consult with the manufacturer of the roofing.
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