metal or shingle roof??


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Old 08-05-05, 02:36 PM
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metal or shingle roof??

Getting ready to build our dream home and wondering if we should go with metal roofing or shingles. Doing 90% of the build ourselves, including the roofing. I like how metal roofs look and the warranty that comes with them. Just wondering if anyone knows how much more it costs to do a metal roof, and if it's more difficult(or easier) to apply than shingles. We've done plenty of shingled roofs. Are there any disadvantages to metal roofs? Thanks,

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metal or shingle roof??

Do metal roof manufacturers give warantees on DIY installations?

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Depends if you RTFM and follow it.
 
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A few have training programs you have to go thru. I got no problem with that. If I can't get the warranty without having a "pro" install it, then maybe I will see what the install cost will be. With 62 square tho, I don't think I'll like the price....

The shingle cost to do it myself is around $4300.....

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62?? You sure thats right? Thats not a dream house, its a small castle.
 
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I'm sure, I designed the home myself. 2600sq.ft. ranch with an attatched 40'x27' BIG 3 car garage......

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