Mike Burian
We have a large and very steep roof to replace; standing seam metal panel roofing has been recommended. The building is very unusual and we are worried about interior noise because its a church. The church is one very large high room with an "A-frame" look with an18:12 pitch roof about 30' high. The current wood shingle roof will be removed and new wood sheeting installed to take the metal. There is NO insulation in the roof structure - and only a 3/4" air gap (strapping), but it does have 1-3/4" thick solid decking over the exposed interior beams. I know adding some insulation under the metal panels would be a good idea - but its a big extra cost. What do you think?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Mike, I think that insulation is a good idea and it also would be good to have some vertically oriented ventilation. I am guessing the current strapping runs horizontally. This sounds like an interesting and significant project that we may not be able to fully cover here ... give me a call sometime if you'd like to discuss further ... 1-800-543-8938 ext 201 Todd
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
Insulation and air sealing of the decking would all be great ideas. Strapping and an air space would further help with the noise transmission and energy efficiency.

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