I need a roof!
(02-17-2022, 10:24 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Thanks for all the replies. I got another quote for going back with shingles.

GAF HDZ arch shingles ~$16K.  I think this is where we're going.  He is a certified contractor if that matters.

We've never like the fading and oxidizing of the metal, already had painted ($4000).

Hopefully it will be the last roof we have to do, if it lasts 30 years I'll be 96 or dead.

Interesting about roof pitch.  Mine is just under 5/12.  The other shingle roof we had always look terrible with black milder or mold.  Every couple years we would bleach it.

And I can either sell the metal or scrap it.  3' ribbed metal is going for almost $6/foot here!!

Install Zinc Strips on the ridges. It will control the mold/algea. Amazon
Neil Summers Home Inspections

" What would Fred do?"


(04-22-2022, 06:45 AM)Willirim Wrote: Thanks for the replies, you all. I had a question about whether I should choose a metallic DELETED LINK or a wooden one, and now I lean towards the metallic one. It’s safer in terms of preventing mold from getting inside.
It also looks better to my mind because aluminum is beautiful when it’s covered by white paint. It all depends on the person, but I think that it looks better than wood. However, I like wooden things, and I like when porches are made of wood. They make the house look entirely different and change the whole atmosphere outside. But it’s porches and not siding. The siding should be made of metal.

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(05-03-2022, 11:14 AM)flinnlarabell Wrote: For insulation, you can cover the wooden walls of the house with a layer of foam, which copes well with thermal insulation. Also, if I were you, I'd replace the wooden roof with something more modern and water-resistant. The wood will bend under the pressure of numerous rains and further humidity, even though there's no attic in your house. Think about finding the top SPAM LINK DELETED Such roof specialists will be able to insulate your roof and cover it with the best waterproof materials. They may tell you to upgrade the wooden roof frames so that you don't have to do it again in the next two years.

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(02-16-2022, 09:11 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Current situation:  Metal roof incorrectly applied 17 years ago:  1x4 untreated purlins applied over shingles have rotted.  Roofer says condensation under the metal has caused the wood to rot.

So far I've gotten one quote, that is to strip the roof to the decking, apply barrier and reattach metal directly to decking. ($17,000).  Estimated 3000SF.  I think I got an "I don't want to do it" price?

After some thought I'm abandoning the idea of re-using the metal and going back to shingles. We had the roof painted a couple years ago and going forward it looks like that would be necessary to keep it looking good.

I am pretty ignorant about brands of shingles other than some brief researching it seems GAF and Certainteed are high rankers.  I've been told architectural last longer and look better.

So I'm looking for info on what are good brands, so when I get quotes I have something to go by or know what to ask for. 

I'm 66 and I would like to not have to do this again in my lifetime.
I never understood the attraction of metal roofs being applied over shingles.  Architectural singles last about 30 years here in East TN.
Bill Tindall
just had roof along with siding put on house last year. Certainteed Architectual's. 50 year and love them. Guys did a great job. Ice dam 9 feet up and around the ridge vent and all openings. Same brand for siding. Never have to replace in my lifetime again. 6" gutters with 4" downspouts makes a difference too.
John T.

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