Allan Mannheim
5/26/2017
We live in a townhouse condominium complex situated on a bluff about 100 yards from the ocean. Our zinc-coated and painted sheet metal chimney chase covers and caps have rusted away fairly quickly due to the marine salt-air environment. We currently have a cement tile roof that has lasted 42 years and needs replacement. Will we have rust problems with if we install a new metal roof?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
5/26/2017
Steel roofs generally would not be recommended for your application. However, there are many aluminum and copper roofs that would work well. See attached photo for a coastal application of an aluminum shake roof,
Brian Partyka
Metal Roofing On-Demand
5/27/2017
I agree with Todd...the general rule of thumb with Steel roofs is 2,800 feet from salt water however painted aluminum roofs work well in this environment. I wrote an article about this specific topic years ago... http://drexmet.com/sites/drexmet.2mdev.com/files/62-79%20MM%20Paint%20Warranties.pdf

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