Guest User
8/21/2004
I have a 2/12 roof on our home and do not want a standing seam metal roof. Is there another metal roof with a design less like a barn that will work on our roof. I like the snap lock shingle, and also the tile. Help I need a new roof before winter. I know you can come up with something wonderful. Niki
Guest User
8/21/2004
To the best of my knowledge, all of the commercially produced "shingle style" products require a 3:12 pitch. Using products at less than their required pitch should not be done. The low weight of metal roofing might allow you to have the piych of your roof increased for a more distinctive look. For a 2:12 pitch, some of the snap seam products as well as some of the corrugated products could be used. You could also use a field-seamed panel. All of these are vertical seam. The only option I can think of for a horizontal look would be to have an experienced sheet metal worker fabricate flat seam panels and then solder them. Sorry I am not of more help.
Guest User
8/22/2004
I have a low sloped roof on an old log cabin with several "valleys" 2 skylights and a 6 ft stone fireplace, I'm worried about the ability to use metal roofing therre, and whether this would be rainproof. I have asecond building where part of the roof is nearly flatr, would metal roofing be OK there?
Guest User
8/22/2004
As described in my post above, there are options for metal roofing materials that can be used on low pitches. Pitch is measured in rise over run. For example, 3:12 means that the roof goes up vertically 3' for every 12' it goes back horizontally. Once you know the pitch of your roof, then you can more accurately seek out metal products which will work on it.
Guest User
8/25/2004
Hello Nikki, You have an issue with flat roofing and metal .... but its not an issue that can not be overcame ... thats for sure. There are allot of ways around a low pitch roofing system and different install methods can be performed to still qualify you for the lifetime manufactuers warranty. The only thing is that if the roof is not installed correctly and up to the EXACT specifications of the manufactur, the warranty will be void. If you either call me or give me a email address for you, I can send you some great links, and pictures of over 20-100 metal roofing systems of all kinds ranging from tile, to shingle, to shake, and even slate looking metal roofing. You can reach me at 408-802-4378. Where are you located at? I am in Northern Cali, but we have a big office in southern as well. Talk to you soon, Marcel L Young
Guest User
11/17/2004
I have a house in Florida that currenly has a tar and pebble roof which has been a continuing problem. The pitch I believe is 2:12 .The prices I received for metal roofing were very steep, no pun intended, I felt. I am now considering perhaps changing the pitch to accommodate shingles. You mentioned links for metal roofing in the other email,peraps I could get a better price. What do you think about changing to shingles?
Guest User
11/17/2004
This website is owned by the Metal Roofing Alliance. As such, we sure hope you will keep on thinking of metal for your new roof. The durability, energy efficiency and increased home value achieved by metal roofing are some of the driving forces turning thousands of homeowners across the country to metal each year.
Guest User
2/6/2005
I have the same type roof with a 3 inch pitch. This roof is on a patio area,the rest of the house has a hip roof we are in the process of having a metal roof installed,but are told we can't have metal on the flat roof.We also live in florida and had major damage from hurricane Charley. Can we continue the metal on to the flat roof?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/6/2005
It really depends upon the type of metal you're installing and how "flat" is "flat". Can you give me more information on the product that is being installed and the exact pitch of the roof please? You mention "three inch pitch" -- are you referring to the lower slope or the steeper slope area? Most metal roofs can be installed on a 3:12 pitch. Would you want to just send photos to me? My email is [email protected]
Guest User
2/7/2005
Hi Todd The description for the metal roofing installed on our hip roof portion of the house is: 1 1/2 MCH Mill Finish Drexel Metal, 24 gauge metal. The attached patio measures 25x13 feet with only a 3 inch pitch (drop).The hip roof is a 5/12 slope.Can the same metal be used on the patio and tied in with the hip roof? [email protected]
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
2/7/2005
Mary, I am a little unclear on whether this roof panel is manufactured by Drexel or if it is manufactured by someone else from Drexel's metal. I am not aware of "MCH" as being a name they use. In any event, I am assuming this is a snap lock standing seam with a 1-1/2" raised seam. That type of panel normally requires a 3:12 pitch or better, meaning that for every 12" the roof goes back horizontally, it must raise at least 3". This would also mean it raises at least 3' in 12'. I am a little uncertain from your dimensions whether your roof has that pitch but I do not think that it does. No metal roof panel should ever be installed at a pitch lower than that suggested by its manufacturer. It will cause problems down the road. Thanks so much. All Best!
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