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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!
Bi metal carbide works. Look for a Tenryu blade.
Dick Bus
Mark, here is a white paper that the Metal Construction Association printed on the subject. I hope this helps.
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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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