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Roofin' this weekend


Well fellas, I'm goin' to be puttin a tin roof on the house this weekend. It's pretty steep, so I've got a lift rented to cut down on chances of falling.

I've done a few tin roofs on sheds, but never a house, expierience will be my teacher this time.

If you guys have any tips, they would be greatly appreciated.confuse

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Don't plan on walking on it after.....lol

Seriously........What are your plans for strapping it etc?.....Is the cost more or less than a shingle roof?.....Are they large panels or small?...I am seeing both up here......The metal roofs are gaining popularity up here.

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I haven't done a whole bunch of steel roofing but I know that it's important to use the proper fasteners. Whether you go with nails or screws ya gotta use the proper ones and ya gotta watch that ya don't over-tighten 'em. There's a happy medium and more is not better. disbelief Are you in a snow-zone? I forget confuse But, anyway, if ya are ya may wanna use something to break up the snow and ice as it gets closer to the edge. I mean, usually with a steel roof the snow and ice slides off pretty good so I've seen "spike" type of things used (as part of the roof) so that full sheets of the stuff don't come flyin' off and hurt somebody or bust up yer car. Know what I mean? hmm 

By the way, my next roof will be a steel roof! biggrin I think it's the way to go. Good luck with this project! handshake.gif



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I also prefer steel roofs over composition shingles especially since we get them danged ol hurricanes in here sometimes - - - just be careful if you try and stand on it because they can send you to "ground zero" before you know it.shocked.gif

LIke CO said the fastening is very important - - - might be the time to invest in a good cordless drill that has the tension adjuster on it.

Also be sure you "flash" any valley type areas real good - - aka don't spare the flashing biggrin

Good Luck and Be Careful thumbsup.gif

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the metal roofs are nice.i see more of them all the time.they do cost more than the comp. does but the labor is less.it can be a pita in the wind. be careful!!

-- Edited by geezer69 on Wednesday 10th of June 2009 09:22:54 AM

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Nobody, How did the installation go? I love steel roofs! Just put one on my farm house and it went quick!

It was the cheapest roof I ever put on. I traded stump grinding for two huge piles of metal. Most of it was new, some used and carefully removed. The only thing I paid for was stainless self drilling rubber gasket screws. Them ain't cheap! About $.10 each.

It was new work over closely spaced purloins. One piece of advise is keep pulling a measurement top and bottom as you go. The stuff is very forgiving and you can make up about 2 inches per sheet on a roof that is not square.

We made our cuts with a plasma cutter and I do not know how I ever lived without one. After deer season the rest of the house is getting new metal. I am going to leave the old roof on. It is not leaking and the wood underneath is in great shape. Going to remove any tabs that are curled and lay down fan fold styrofoam, then screw the new roof. If you go directly over the shingles the metal will get scratched and rust from expansion and contraction, even galvanized!

All the fascia is getting new 2 by material covered with aluminum and the soffets will be vented plastic, I have a bunch of the stuff. Some of this roof is curled because it was never vented properly. Gonna fix that by putting a full rip at the top, and redoing the insulation.

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