TOPIC: Is A Metal Roof Right For My House
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WE LIVE IN A TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION. OWN A HAVE A 20 YEAR OLD SHINGLED ROOF ALONG WITH OTHER 46 OTHER UNITS. THE BOARD/OTHERS HAVE ENTERTAINED THE IDEA OF METAL ROOFS. WE LIVE IN WESTERN WISCONSIN. THE CONTRACTOR THAT GAVE BID SUGGESTS DIRECTLY APPLYING 29 GAUGE GALVALUME PANELS WITH EXPOSED METAL FASTENERS. NO REMOVAL OF EXISTING ROOFS WOULD TAKE PLACE. CONCERNED ALL ONLINE INFO STATES PERLINS SHOULD BE INSTALLED TO AVOID DAMAGE TO BACK SIDE OF METAL CAN BE PREVENTED. TOLD ITS A GREAT SYSTEM WITH 40 YEAR WARRANTY. ALL ENDS EXPOSED. WOULD WE SEE OLD SHINGLES? CAN AN EXPERT HELP WITH PROPER ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS FROM A PROFESSIONAL NOT A SALESMAN.
-WHAT OTHER INPUT ON A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CAN YOU RELAY?
YOUR HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED.
Thanks Cindy. One of the things that many property owners love most about metal roofing is the variety of looks and even benefits that can be achieved. In most all cases, if you have good ventilation inside the structure, purlins are not needed, though they may enhance summer energy efficiency. Underlayment should go over the old shingles before anything new is installed over them. Trims should cap off and enclose the edges of the old shingles. In many cases, 6" gutters do work best. I hope this helps. The Buyers Guide and Video available on this website may be helpful to your group.
By the way, it sounds like you may have additional concerns. I am happy to address them here or if it's easier, feel free to call me at 937 422 8718 or email me at [email protected]
Please can you send actual link to buyer's guide video? thank you
You can see it on this page: https://www.metalroofing.com/news/download-mra-residential-metal-roofing-buyers-guide/
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