Guest User
4/30/2004
My home currently has a ten year old cement shingle roof product that came with a 50 yr. warranty, but has been proven very defective. The product has since been taken off the market. My claim settlement came to about 50% of what it will cost to replace this roof. So much for lifetime warranties! I am considering a metal roof. I live in Colo. at 5000 ft. elevation, where ultra violtet rays, snow and hail are an issue, however, I see many metal roofs in our resort areas, so I am assuming they withstand these elements. I like the appearance of the vertical metal roofs and think it would enhance the appearance of my home. I have open 12' ceilings in part of the house. I believe the roof pitch is about 6:12, on a one level ranch style home. Do your recommend a certain grade level of metal or do you have any recommendations as to installation? Thanks, Liz
Guest User
4/30/2004
Liz, So sorry to hear of your bad experience with tile. I think you'll be pelased with the switch to metal. I do not know what tile product you had but, unfortunately, in the past several years, there were some products introduced which were in my opinion rushed to market and, as you unfortunately found out, they did not perform well. The Metal Roofing Alliance is a coalition of metal roofing manufacturers and our suppliers. If you use this site to find products you like and then contact their manufacturers, they can provide information pertaining to installation and availability. As far as grade ... the Metal Construction Association recently established a Certified Roofing Program under which products can qualify for various levels of certification. I suggest asking the manufacturer of any products you consider what certification level their products meet.
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