Hello, I'm building a panel home and want to put metal roofing on it. The roof will have panels also. My question is, has anyone attempted this before. Most people say go with shingles. Thanks.
Panel homes are kits that are made up of 4x8 panels that have the foam insulation and sheathing on both sides. very air thight and quick to put up. I can give a website if you like.1farmgirl said:Sorry if I sound dumb, but what do you mean by panels?
www.valubuild.comcomfortablynumb said:yea post that link..
my roof is metal 5 rib panels, my shingles were shot and the sheet metal screwed right in top of them, a bit of roof calking and its great. snow doesnt lay on it, it slides right off, even the morning dew collects on it and i get "rain" running off it in the morning. its a real bugger to walk on.. like a sliding board. Its baked on white paint keeps my roof inside much cooler than the black shingles did, you could bake a chicken in there, now its barely warm in summer (inside the roof).
I would like to see these panels.. link link link!!
Just wanted to say thanks to all for the insight.1farmgirl said:I'm pretty sure that the condensing underneath in my barn is from the unfinished edge. We're planning on adding on and there is no overhang whatsoever so I'm sure it just blows in and runs down the length of the tin. However that is on the back burner (prioritize ) for now. I'm just happy to have a barn. Took 4 years to get that and it does the job. The rain does make a noise, but I think it's a comforting noise. What really will shock you out of your boots-well almost- is when guinneas crash land on a tin roof. Or 'tiptoe' across. For as light as they are they are sure loud (more ways than one :haha: ) It took some getting used to.
I have a friend who is constructing buildings out of a similar material, the panels he's using are food grade panels used to make walk in coolers. Some of you know that I do some dairy-ing. My husband and I just had him put up a building for our dairy and on-farm store. 24x24, $8k excluding foundation, plumbing. electric. The insulating properties are so important to us in this climate, heat is the big enemy of dairy products, I've been in these buildings in mid-summer, in Houston...I'm fairly certain that a simple floor fan will keep the building comfy, except maybe in August <BG>. Tremendous value as far as I'm concerned.Unregistered said:Hello, I'm building a panel home and want to put metal roofing on it. The roof will have panels also. My question is, has anyone attempted this before. Most people say go with shingles. Thanks.