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Steel roof
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Duke(WNY)    Posted 04-20-2004 at 17:40:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone have a steel roof on their house? Thinking about getting one put on - tired of shingles blowing off.

Stan ETenn    Posted 04-21-2004 at 04:35:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
The steel roofing sheds sparks and embers well. But there was a building caught fire around here, had a metal roof. Fire department couldn't put it out. The roof and supports were on fire but they couldn't soak it for the metal roof. I have the metal roof myself and like it. Later, Stan

Bkeepr    Posted 04-21-2004 at 04:27:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our 110 year old farmhouse still has steel roof over everything but the 1986 addition. (Knock wood) the only time I've ever had a leak is on the modern roof over the addition. Love the steel roof, and would recommend it highly.

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deadcarp    Posted 04-20-2004 at 23:13:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
We just added steel roofing last fall. I got Menard's cheapest, still cost over $1500 but it will outlive me anyway. Sure like the way it sheds snow and it's a pleasure to put up. Got enough scraps for siding the heatershed, papercrete block molds and roofing every birdhouse in the county. Always nice to have tin around and tractor tires smooth it into sheets again. :)

bob ny    Posted 04-20-2004 at 20:07:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
nave steel roofs my house and garage also my mothers house before we so;d it twice the roof as shingles half the price .you can put it over shingles they give more insulation. the roofing we bought has life of structor warrantee

Burrhead    Posted 04-20-2004 at 20:26:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello bob. What gage steel did you use.

The price is just opposite in Texas or somebody saw me coming and hung one in me on the price.

I used 26 gage warranted for 30 years against surface rust and lifetime against rust through.

I could have used a lighter gage steel but with the heavy snow we always get around Houston I did'nt want my shack to cave in and hurt my cook. 8^)

Del    Posted 04-20-2004 at 18:06:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
More and more houses in our area have them. Some new homes are putting them on. I think they look nice and should be a lot less costly in the long haul. I'm thinking metal when we need to reroof.

Burrhead    Posted 04-20-2004 at 19:17:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I put steel on instead of shingles last time.

I can use a waterhose and clorox to clean the steel and it looks like new. It's about 5-6 years old now.

It cost almost twice what shingles would have but it should last my life time anyways.

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