what is best metal shakes or vertical panels on a new home

james pedertson
hi wondering what is better to use on a new construction residential home in fort lauderale, fl. a vertical panel metal roof or a metal shake and then which one is easier and less costly to install thanks
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
James, there are so many variables. I really don't know that I can answer this in writing. Any chance you'd want to give me a call at my office at 1-800-543-8938 ext 201? All Best.
Dick Bus
James. depending on the roof geometry, such as hips, valleys, dormers, skylights, etc. I would recommend a shake panel because it is easier to flash. Also, since you are in Florida I would recommend an aluminum shake with a Kynar 500 or Hylar 5000 paint system. Another important consideration is the installer. Verify by visiting other installations of similar magnitude and talking with the homeowner that contractor knows what he is doing. thanks for your interest in using a metal roof.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
+1 Post up a picture of the home. At the end of the day, use the right material for the weather application. After that, use the panel that will go with the look of the home. Most can be made to work properly.

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