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Old 01-30-2013, 06:03 AM  
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What are thoughts on metal vs shingle roofs? Price comparison? Ease of the do it yourself? Or is there a sure way to repair the present metal roof that leaks in several spots? Need a dry home before putting a new ceiling in!



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From
http://suite101.com/article/shingle-roofs-vs-metal-roofs-a32169

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The lifetime of the composition shingle is 15 to 30 years . . .susceptible to algae growth. . .an anti-algae coating are more expensive. . .Cooling can be further enhanced with radiant barrier paint on the underside of the roof sheathing.

. . .can expect to pay about 30 percent more for a metal roof. . .steel roofs are a good choice for areas that experience high winds. . .metal roofing material only weighs approximately one seventh what a shingle roof does, putting less stress on the house's structure. . . Steel roofs are fire proof which is not only safer but may result in a lower insurance premium. . .Most metal roof manufacturers will give a guarantee of around fifty years but experts believe this is a conservative estimate. . .Some look like conventional shingles and others look like cedar shake shingles.
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So comp shingles do better in cooler temps.

$4,000 = comp shingle cost
...............cost/year
15 =life in years $267
30 =life in years $133

$5200 = metal cost, comp cost + 30%
...................max cost/year
50 = min life in years $104

BUT, half the people move in seven years and almost all have moved by 14 years.

Decisions, decisions. . .



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Currently has a metal roof, but several leaks. Not sure if it is worth patching or replacing. Do not want to proceed with interior of the home until I know roof is sound and leak proof. Trying to decide which path to choose and what is easier for the do it yourselfer...

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If you can find the leaks and post some pictures, some here may be able to offer suggestion.

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Suggestions beside the obvious (being there when it rains) to detect leaks? I know there are five areas, some are the result of nails that were hammered through the metal and not in the truss. I will follow up with pics.

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Did you get at least 50 years from your roof?

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I've only owned the place a few years but it was built in 1995.

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Sounds like the original metal roof was improperly installed. When done right, they don't leak. Ever.

Not a good choice for DIY if the pitch is too steep to safely walk or work on. But if everything else (besides price) is equal, I would always prefer metal to shingles. I think metal is definitely worth the additional cost, and I've lived in houses with both.

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The pitch is not that steep and I've shingled roofs in the past so I'm not a complete novice, but I've never done a metal roof. I would love to repair what is there for $ reasons, but I have priced out materials for a metal roof and if need be I will do so. I definitely want to make sure before I move to the interior that the roof is leak proof! I do know that some of the leaks are due to nails that were driven into the metal and didn't make contact with the roof boards, the others I am assuming are at seams, but I have not climbed up yet and given it a real look over. There are 5 areas that leak. I have another question. Have you ever heard of using metal roofing to complete the interior ceiling? The home is 22 X 40 cathedral open ceiling with a loft at one end. I do not want to drywall and wood for the entire ceiling would be too expensive. If I would do this how would you insulate between an outer metal roof and an interior ceiling? scan0001.jpg

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Since these pictures I have replace the rotted eaves and removed the chimney. Yes, the place is rough, but the land is beautiful and when I close my eyes I can see the potential... LOL



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