Guest User
1/19/2016
So I have an odd question. I am a firefighter and we had a house fire yesterday where I needed to vent the roof. This was the first live experience I had had to try and vent a metal roof and found it much more challenging than a standard asphalt roof. Essentially it was 1950's solid wood decking with asphalt then furring strips and finally metal roofing. I was using a Partner cutoff style saw and the metal would actually jam up in the saw as I was cutting. We switched to a chainsaw with a carbine tip chain and had some better results. What types of blades/saws do you recommend for cutting this material efficiently? Has anyone else had this type of experience. I had vented a lot of roofs in my time, all different configurations and materials, but again first experience with residential metal roof.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
1/19/2016
Bi metal carbide works. Look for a Tenryu blade. http://www.amazon.com/TENRYU-10In-40CT-Table-Sa/dp/B000FXY38Mer
Dick Bus
1/19/2016
Mark, here is a white paper that the Metal Construction Association printed on the subject. I hope this helps. http://www.metalconstruction.org/download.php/education/downloads/user_file_1
Guest User
1/20/2016
Thank you for the assistance. I will be pushing out some information to the local training officers since these roofs are popping up all over the county.

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