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Old 05-24-2010, 07:14 AM  
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Thanks Old Dog. I assume that walking on stone clad metal shingle-roofs is doable;you meant the ones with metal surfaces(?). There may always be the periodic need for chimney or vent maintenance and I consider safety of workers a high priority.

With the stone clad roofs, is noise a serious issue, either from expansion/contraction or rainfall?



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Thanks Old Dog. I assume that walking on stone clad metal shingle-roofs is doable;you meant the ones with metal surfaces(?). There may always be the periodic need for chimney or vent maintenance and I consider safety of workers a high priority.

With the stone clad roofs, is noise a serious issue, either from expansion/contraction or rainfall?
Walking on a painted metal roof is not feasible, any metal roof specs are to be installed over solid roof substrate and does not have the resonance of panels installed over space decking.


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I agree, it's funny how many metal roofs resemble a kids slide at the playground... and become one for a roofer.
If you need access to a certain area, a ladder is usually made to hook over the roof, a bracket can be fastened permenatly to the top.
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I agree, it's funny how many metal roofs resemble a kids slide at the playground... and become one for a roofer.
If you need access to a certain area, a ladder is usually made to hook over the roof, a bracket can be fastened permenatly to the top.
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and put a piece of foam, carpet, non-abrasive scrap of some kind under the ladder to act as a buffer so you don't scratch the metal roof panel or it will start to rust when the protective coatings are damaged.
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Default good points all;

Seems like these roofs require some delicate treatment; and one's choice may also depend on who's available in your area to do this special kind of work, either the installation itself or subsequent roof maintenance. Around here--northern westchester--most contractors do asphalt, and mentioning metal roofs brings the shrugging of shoulders. And perhaps my chimney guy--who's used to walking on asphalt when he's got work to do--won't feel too comfortable on the new medium.

I also wonder how many of the new metal roof products have been tested for anything near the life span they proclaim. I would guess that any product with a stone or other surface would face degrading over time.

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Seems like these roofs require some delicate treatment; and one's choice may also depend on who's available in your area to do this special kind of work,.

I also wonder how many of the new metal roof products have been tested for anything near the life span they proclaim. I would guess that any product with a stone or other surface would face degrading over time.

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ANY roof surface is not made for pedestrian foot traffic and it will shorten the life cycle to walk on them. Qualified installers are the key factor to making any roof installation realize it's maximize potential for life span and function.

Any type roof surface will over time fail. Jury's still out on some of the newer products and materials.
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Thinking about a metal roof as well in New York. The two negatives on metal roofs, beside original cost, in my mind are the reported expansion and contraction popping and rain noise and possible difficulty in walking on roofs for fastener maintenance or other work like chimney re-pointing etc. I guess if the metal has a stone finish that makes it more like an asphalt roof in terms of walking safety.

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I had to get a new roof recently and I am really tired of the shingles. We looked at doing the metal roof but I didn't want the noise plus the metal was more expensive then the ondura panels. We chose the ondura panels and they have done very well. You have to be careful when installing them because when they get hot it is very easy to break them or cause them to be warped beyond use.
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Good luck with your ondura panels, I personally wouldn't recommend them as they usually fail about 8-10 years and the paint starts flaking off. Expose to UV rays cause the product to turn to mulch. Its an organic based material, modern technology has moved past this type of material.

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