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Old 07-07-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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Metal Roofs Are Soaring In Popularity In The Residential Market


The Metal Roofing Alliance estimates that 750,000 metal roofs were installed on U.S. homes in 2015.



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Old 07-07-2017, 08:41 PM   #2
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That is because they make a whole lot of sense. They last a long time,are light weight,are recycle able. Asphalt roofing is the scourge of the nation. They are the opposite of metal + are a drain on oil and a bear to find a place to dispose of.

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That is because they make a whole lot of sense. They last a long time,are light weight,are recycle able. Asphalt roofing is the scourge of the nation. They are the opposite of metal + are a drain on oil and a bear to find a place to dispose of.
I just call the dumpster company and tell them I'm done with the box and POOF, they are gone.

One of my neighbors just had what must have been a 5 year old roof covered up with stone coated steel shingles. If I didn't see them doing the work, I probably wouldn't have noticed as the panels were the same color and style as the shingles.
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Metal works great out here, we just put this one on my buddys remodel.
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I wish I could get people to swing for the standing seam stuff more often that looks awesome


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In California residential metal roofing is popular because it won't burn...

Insurance companies love it...
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The last four roofs we specíd have been stone coated steel/standing seam. We used to spec light weight concrete, but I donít think Iím going back anytime soon.

A couple notes (at least for our climate):

We have to pay attention to snow and ice management with standing seam. People could get killed by a snow/ice slide.

The steel stands up well to hail (we have a lot of hail claims every year), but it looks like hell afterward. We tell the HO to notify their insurance company about the change in roofing.
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In Kansas there is a company that recycles the shingles. It's great for us because instead of paying hundreds to dump a load we only have to pay $25. I'm not sure what they do with them, I just know we can't mix anything else with it. Felt nails and shingles, we have to dump the other material somewhere else.
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In Kansas there is a company that recycles the shingles. It's great for us because instead of paying hundreds to dump a load we only have to pay $25. I'm not sure what they do with them, I just know we can't mix anything else with it. Felt nails and shingles, we have to dump the other material somewhere else.
They grind them up and put them in asphalt. We have a paving company here that takes them too. But not from the public.
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They grind them up and put them in asphalt. We have a paving company here that takes them too. But not from the public.


Not saying all have problems,but they "tested" that concept on a road here,fell apart quickly. Batch plant had to eat the replacement,they don't do it anymore . Not saying it doesn't work,just did not work for them.
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Not saying all have problems,but they "tested" that concept on a road here,fell apart quickly. Batch plant had to eat the replacement,they don't do it anymore . Not saying it doesn't work,just did not work for them.
I think it has to do with percentages. You have to keep the recycled content very very low. Only the biggest paver in the area does it.
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Metal roofs are great, unless you're a fireman. We/I hate them exponentially.
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Metal roofs are great, unless you're a fireman. We/I hate them exponentially.
Why is that ? Harder to chop through or?
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Why is that ? Harder to chop through or?
Essentially that yes.

But also the same reasons builders/roofers don't like walking around on them. The metal roof is wet? You're riding it to the ground. Middle of winter and theirs frost on it? You're riding it to the ground. Raining? You're riding it to the ground. When you're putting wet stuff on hot stuff it's bound to get wet which makes any kind of vertical ventilation harder, as well as MORE unsafe.
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I think the reason of popularity is because of price. I see people putting on pole barn 29ga. right over shingles. Sometimes they lay a 2x4 flat and screw directly to that.

They think it's great. I don't do it, but I see at least 5 every year.
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I think the reason of popularity is because of price. I see people putting on pole barn 29ga. right over shingles. Sometimes they lay a 2x4 flat and screw directly to that.

They think it's great. I don't do it, but I see at least 5 every year.
I did the same on my house, a rental, and my in laws. I install a 24 gage u panel with long life screws. I put it on my new house also. All are rural properties and it goes well for that kind of house.

Never done for a client, I use 24 gage standing seam or tile generally for our homes.
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I did the same on my house, a rental, and my in laws. I install a 24 gage u panel with long life screws. I put it on my new house also. All are rural properties and it goes well for that kind of house.

Never done for a client, I use 24 gage standing seam or tile generally for our homes.




Also,I read that in some parts of the country with rain shortages,metal roofs are an excellent surface to collect rain water,both for drinking and irrigation. Don't have oil residue and granules like asphalt.
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Also,I read that in some parts of the country with rain shortages,metal roofs are an excellent surface to collect rain water,both for drinking and irrigation. Don't have oil residue and granules like asphalt.
Metal roofs are very popular here where the is no water hook up and they use catchment system.
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maybe 70% of roofs down here are metal, one i am currently doing...

It is an insurance re-roof approx 700m2
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Is there any situation where metal is not the ideal solution? I will need to replace my own roof in the next 5 years or so and I am not sure i am sold.

I also see a lot of variation in installation methods.

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