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He's not used to seeing it done so I guess it's weird for the NJ guys It's just what your used to
I've seen plenty of it and done plenty of it. I'm with Struble, that crap belongs on a barn.
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What about Vinyl Siding
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East Tenn is full of them to. Mostly done as an economical reason I think. I mean they look pretty good in my opinion if installed correctly (and yeah I have seen them lapped backwards). I would not personally install one on my own house but I think it's a great option to get a very reliable roof system for a decent price. And there is an endless amount of suppliers now days to buy from so they are a common roof system around here. I would guess to say we install 15 minimum a year give or take a few.
Wondering why you think it is done for economical reason? Most of the time people pay more for a steel roof.
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I've seen plenty of it and done plenty of it. I'm with Struble, that crap belongs on a barn.
I agree it belongs on a barn. At the moment I think it also belongs an a houses roof. I am looking for some one to tell me if there is a reason I am mistaken. Aesthetics or function I would have to assume. Details would help.
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Nothing last longer than metal on a roof! I'm surrounded with 40 to 50 year old metal roofs
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I like the look on certain houses, it's just the exposed screws that worry me. It looks like future repair work to me.
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I agree it belongs on a barn. At the moment I think it also belongs an a houses roof. I am looking for some one to tell me if there is a reason I am mistaken. Aesthetics or function I would have to assume. Details would help.
I just don't care for the looks. Unless of course your trying to make your house match the pole barn in the back yard.

Our roofs don't ever leak. Done properly they are a very sound roof. Problem is people think its a DIY project and I don't happen to agree
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The biggest drawback in my opinion is the screws. On average there are 60 to 70 screws per square and they don't last forever. Every couple of years you will have to get up there any re anchor ones that have loosened up and every 12 to 15 years you will have to replace all screws on the roof. I'm just not a big fan of them, but we have had very good results with the jobs we have done in the past. I cannot remember the last time we installed one over a shingle roof that we have had to go back for a leak, it's happened but it has been a good while. Although now tomo I will probably be on the phone all day with people who we have installed one for saying they are leaking now. That just how my luck works. Like I said if I owned a rental house or a barn I would most definitely install one, but personal house not a chance.
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We have areas on the Big Island that that's all they use because they drink the water from the roof catchment system It's a clean way the catch water
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I'ts not the metal Randy,[you would be surprised how many barns there are in North Jersey]but the fastening method..imo you really should have a water tight ''sub roof'' under it..like full SA underlay

I prefer to see a ss or snap seam metal..concealed fastener is best on a house
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Wondering why you think it is done for economical reason? Most of the time people pay more for a steel roof.
Economical as in someone who wants to install a metal roof but does not have the money to install a consealed fastner (Standing Seam, Snaplock, Nail Strip) 24 Gauge metal roof system. The corrugated metal roof runs about 1/3 of what these type of roof systems run. The Corrugated panel can be installed at a price very competitive to a shingle roof if the job is of course either between, 1. Removing the shingle roof and installing new shingles, compared to 2. Leaving the shingles in place (If there is one layer) and installing a corrugated metal roof overtop. We install lots of them but if the customer wants a Cheaper metal roof system then of course cheaper is what they get. so yeah shingles may be cheaper but this roof in comparsion can hang there right with it in certain situations. If I am going to install metal on my house it would not be one of these but thats not to say they are not good roof systems they are just the cheaper roof system IMO.
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Putting steel over shingles That's big with the fly-by-nighters around here. Usually the workmanship is such that wether or not there is shingles underneath is irrelevant.

I think these guys do it so that they have a second line of defense when their metal leaks
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Nothing last longer than metal on a roof! I'm surrounded with 40 to 50 year old metal roofs
I've replaced 50 year old shingles...
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I've replaced 50 year old shingles...
Yea but they don't look as good
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Putting steel over shingles That's big with the fly-by-nighters around here. Usually the workmanship is such that wether or not there is shingles underneath is irrelevant.

I think these guys do it so that they have a second line of defense when their metal leaks
Putting a metal roof over shingles as long as it is only layer has never been a problem in any of our jobs. cuts down on cost and I am never going to turn down work cause of it, I would be stupid to. I agree there are a lot of fly by roofing companies that do horrible work and do not do a job as it should be done but as far as we are concerned there has never been an issue with any roof we have installed that way. The only thing I don't like about doing it this way is if they are dimensional shingles and you are using a 29 gauge instead of 26 gauge the panels will show areas of I press ions in the metal from the shingles, I always hate this but if they are okay with it I am.
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Putting a metal roof over shingles as long as it is only layer has never been a problem in any of our jobs. cuts down on cost and I am never going to turn down work cause of it, I would be stupid to. I agree there are a lot of fly by roofing companies that do horrible work and do not do a job as it should be done but as far as we are concerned there has never been an issue with any roof we have installed that way. The only thing I don't like about doing it this way is if they are dimensional shingles and you are using a 29 gauge instead of 26 gauge the panels will show areas of I press ions in the metal from the shingles, I always hate this but if they are okay with it I am.
No offense, but I just think its laziness. To spend all that money on a new roof, and not give it a poper foundation is just silly.

I will certainly pass on a roof if they don't want to strip. We have stripped every roof for nearly forty years, no reason to get lazy now.
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I've replaced 50 year old shingles...
And there are a good share of 75- 100 year steel roofs around too that are still keeping water out.
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Yea but they don't look as good
those look to be 54 year old shingles, that makes a big difference...

we can probably just do a nail over
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And there are a good share of 75- 100 year steel roofs around too that are still keeping water out.
I wasn't doubting that. I was simply being a smart ass...obviously 50 year old shingles aren't going to be in the best condition.

I don't have a problem with metal roofing...as long as it isn't on a house
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I wasn't doubting that. I was simply being a smart ass...obviously 50 year old shingles aren't going to be in the best condition.

I don't have a problem with metal roofing...as long as it isn't on a house
What about metal shingles on a house roof

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