Metal roofing

Old 09-16-11, 11:43 AM
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Metal roofing

I'm looking at Metal roofing,and am interested in some roofing that has spacing between the ribs that appear to be about 12" apart,and others that appear to be much narrower.

Old 09-16-11, 11:56 AM
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Swede...I'm not sure anyone will be positive of what you are asking? Brand/type recommendations? Materials? Finishes? Fastening methods?
See what I mean?
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The corrugated and 5V crimp galvanized roofing is pretty standard no matter who makes them. Most of the prepainted roof panels have similar construction but will have minor differences.

Like Vic said, just what are you wanting to know
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Old 09-17-11, 04:53 AM
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Good site, Ken. Swede, if you are looking to make a one time deal, virtually no leaks, but expensive, go with a standing seam roof. It may not have the design you want, but it also doesn't have screws put every few inches, either.
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daswede, I see you are in snow country, so there is a caution to adding a metal roof, they will avalanche. Depending upon your building and what is below, there are dangers. Kids could be buried or injured. Cars definitely damaged and plants crushed. Look at the commercial buildings with metal and you will see some type of edge retaining system to slow/prevent the slide. Unfortunately, holding the snow on the roof is not always what people want. On my building the roof was large, but from 20' up it would do bodily harm so we set out safety cones and when ready we used a very long snow rake and pulled it down. It was nice getting rid of the load, but it did require the extra step to be sure no one was underneath.

One additional thought, you won't be able to walk up there with any amount of snow, away you would go.

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I have some of this issue with my asphalt shingles. The 14 on 12 slope coupled with poor insulation, the snow slides right after after it starts to melt underneath. It can certainly hurt someone and destroy landscaping.
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they make many different profiles and different styles of metal roofing. there are exposed fastener panels some examples are 5v crimp, corrugated, or SM Rib or classic rib as some people call it. a majority of the installs i do are the SM Rib panel. the panels are alittle over 3' wide. so that might be what you're looking for? other styles are standing seam fixed the clips to fasten the panels down are hidden.

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