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Old 07-03-2014, 04:28 PM
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Default New roof?

Its about that time ..House was built in '98 and its original .
Was considering steel, any of you have steel ?
We were also looking at Corrugated Cellulose Fiber.
Or just get good ol shingles again ..
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:05 PM
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Building a love shack?

The tin roof rusted.

Don't know anything about that fancy stuff so I say 30 year shingles should be fine should you ever decide to sell.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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It's something we need to get done. A lot of the roofers around here use a timberline 3d shingle by GAF that I think are 50 yr.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:38 AM
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I put steel on our cabin, it's good stuff. The biggest problem here is hail, it beats up asphalt pretty quickly. Course the steel could dent, but would still be waterproof. I used asphalt shingles on our house. I would've probably put steel on, but my wife didn't like the look of it. They make steel now that looks just like asphalt, but crazy expensive.

Steel's lighter, snow slides off (could be good or bad), really does last 50 years where with asphalt I don't buy it, even if the warranty says so. Try to collect on that in 30 some years. The warranties on those are worded funny, worth looking at. Steel's usually more expensive though. I did notice the paint's coming off the edge (barely) of the one I put on 13 years ago, not bad though.

If you come up with other questions, let me know, I've put both on. Hadn't heard of the cellulose though.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:38 PM
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Awesome thanks .
We are still undecided .I want steel ,she wants that cellulose fiber
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:54 PM
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We have metal on our roof - it was on when we bought the house. I'm just thankful that we don't have to worry about shingling it as it's a very steep roof. We did call a roofing company to come and install and snow block (not sure the technical term for it) on it. Since it's so steep the snow slides off, as well as the snow and ice, when there is thawing and freezing taking place. Our house is right beside the sidewalk so it was a danger having the ice sliding off onto the sidewalk - a good way to kill someone. That is the only complaint I would have. Other than that, we like it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:59 AM
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I'm always curious about different materials, so I looked up the cellulose. These don't seem to have dates, but this and also this seem to show it's not the best. Cellulose is wood fiber, I'd much rather have steel than paper on my roof. If you need backing, tell your wife a guy on the forum who used to be an engineer recommended the steel. :D

You're pretty handy, if there's not too many valleys or odd things on your roof, or too steep, steel is not bad to install. You can order it the exact length you need, just screw it down (if that's the style you get). I can give you a few tips if you do it. Saves a ton of money. It took me about 3 days to do our 1000 sq. ft. cabin, not including removing old shingles, with somebody to help get the sheets up there. There is one style with a crimped edge that would be better, not sure how they do it. But it avoids screw holes. I think the rubber gaskets on those would wear out first.

Snow does slide off steel easier, can be a big benefit to avoid heavy snow loads on the roof. Way lighter than asphalt shingles too.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:04 AM
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Around here I think the estimates are around $8-10/sq ft. I would love to do standing seam, but I have about 2500 ft of roof to do. Ouch.
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Yeah, that's pricey. I did about 1600 sq. ft of our cabin for less than $1/ sq. ft. doing it myself w/o standing seams. I used this one.
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I already mentioned a couple of the dads said go for steel,now i can throw in the engineer too

I wouldn't know where to start with dormers though ..
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