Can we use standing seam OR stone-coated steel shakes on a 2:12 pitch roof?

Guest User
10/21/2008
We are getting estimates for replacement of our rock roof. Our first contractor tells us that either standing seam, metal shake or metal tile could be used on our 2:12 pitch roof. We have an open beam ceiling and no attic. Is either product an option? Standing seam is much more expensive than metal shake and of course many times more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles. Thanks.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/21/2008
You need to check with the individual manufacturers but right off hand, I'd say probably not.
Nate Libbey
10/22/2008
I don't know of any metal shakes or metal tiles that will do that low of a slope, but some types of standing seam will. Look for either a mechanically seamed standing seam, or one with larger ribs. Like Todd mentioned, check with manufactures on these.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
10/24/2008
Thanks Nate.
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