Guest User
6/17/2009
I have a question about a design I have been working on and what the proper metal roof product would be. This is essentially a rectangular building that I would like to use an inverted low sloped roof on (IE: in a "V" shape). I would have a built in trough gutter at the low point, with the gutter sloped to the edges @ 3/16" per foot, approx 8" wide by 4" deep gutter. I would also like to slope the roof at a 2:12 slope, but could go up to 3:12 if need be. My thinking was that thawing and re-freezing would not be an issue in such a design because the low point of the roof is above the heated space, not an overhang. The first question...Is this a crazy idea, or if properly flashed can it work? The second is what type of metal roof would you suggest. Because it is a 2:12 slope I think it needs to be standing seam, are snap together seams better or something else? Thanks for your help
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
6/17/2009
Handling the gutter trough and keeping it watertight would be up to you. The roof, though, could be done this way. For roofs of less than 2:12 you will need a mechanical seam standing seam rather than a snaplock.
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