Mike Burian
4/26/2011
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
Classic Products, Inc.
4/26/2011
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
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5/2/2011
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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