07:41AM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 09/29/03
5 lifetime posts
I have heard from FOUR metal roofing installers now about TWO ways to install a metal roof and I wonder which one is the BEST...or is a question of six of one..half dozen of another?
One installation requires a moisture barrier "sheet" of what looks like heavy duty vinyl to be spread over the entire roof and then the metal roofing sheets applied directly on top of this material. The other method requires wood "strips" to be affixed to the present roof and the metal sheets adhered to the wood strips, leaving a small air pocket between the roof and the metal sheets.
PLEASE...any ideas on which should be considered?
We live in HOT HOT HOT sunny Florida, and decided the metal roof is the way to go once and fo all..gotta love those 50 year warrantees!


08:46AM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 01/21/03
66 lifetime posts
Hi Big Apple!

You don't say if the four installers all proposed the same product, or different products. Both methods you mention are in common use, but each is used with a specific type of panel. So which one's the best depends on the type of panel being installed. I suggest you ask each of the installers to show you other installs they did 2-3 years ago that use the panels and techniques they propose for your roof. Then, talk to the homeowners and see if they are happy with the results. Since about 80% of the final quality of the roof depends on the installer, you want to make sure you have the right people putting on your roof. Good Luck.


09:38AM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 09/29/03
5 lifetime posts
thanks Pgriz, for your input...all four installers are installing four different BRANDS of the same gauge metal roofing sheets. I imagine that I ought to look at the manufacturers websites and see what they determine is the best method for their materials. On the face of it...all these metals look the same, but I sure will take your suggestion to ask homeowners what their take is on their roofs.
thanks again.
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