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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Cabin Roofing

I will need to be replacing a cabin roof shortly.Just looking for comments and ideas of metal vs shingles or composite board from Lowes.
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Re: Cabin Roofing

Cant go wrong with metal roofing if the pitch isnt too severe. We put a new roof on our camp not to long ago and we had guys on the ground cutting the starters and finishers, one guy feeding the shingles, one guy placing the shingle and one guy nailing with an air gun. We had a good system going on and we shingled the roof in under 8 hours.......
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Re: Cabin Roofing

I will have to replace my cabin roof in the near future, metal roofing is the way to go.
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Agreed. Metal. One and done.

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Re: Cabin Roofing

We are redoing ours this summer or early fall. METAL!!!
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100% metal !!!!! Plus you get a tax credit ! and most have a 40 or 50 yr warrenty that also covers fade. usually sells for about $70 per sqaure. A little more then 30 yr dimensional shingles and a little less then 50 yr shingles and takes half the time to install as shingles do. you can also lath out over your current shingles and install on the lath as long as you screw down the lath.

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Re: Cabin Roofing

another vote for metal. Did mine 3 years ago and have no regrets.

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Re: Cabin Roofing

Can you install metal roofing over shingles without using lath to build it up?
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You need the lathe.
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Re: Cabin Roofing

I believe that it voids the warranty if you put the steel down directly over the shingles. I'd guess that expansion and contraction of the metal against the gravel in the shingles would abrade the finish on the underside of the steel.

If anyone here is planning a roof soon, check the classifieds on here. I'm putting an ad up today for some stuff we have left over from doing a camp. Enough to do a decent size camp or garage.

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