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paulmars

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1200 sq ft house.
built in 1952.
Cinder block construction.
Three 4/12 roofs.
5 miles inland from the west coast central FLORIDA.

Im adding rafter and collar ties. Vertical rafter supports. gable end supports. Hurricane straps.

Then I will hire someone to remove old shingle roof. Secure planking with 8D ring shank nails. Might use peel and stick. Then Id like a metal roof, although I might go shingle.

I dont have a lot of money, but i do want the strongest roof possible. I want my home to withstand the next big one that comes thru.

Is metal really that much stronger and longer lasting then shingles?

What is the best strongest type metal roof? Ive interviewed many contractors and each has a different opinion. The contractor im considering now says any roof all bets are off with wind over 80 miles per hour. Still metal is way better then shingles and that all that I need is galvalume with exposed fasteners. That standing seam is way more expensive and no better. That the exposed screws will never leak. Im doubtful.

Your thoughts?

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jacksonnoah11

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thank you for good advice . i will keep it in my mind
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It is very important to understand the significance of strong and relaible roof. Whether you are installing a new roof or else repairing an old roof it is very important to seek the advice of professionals.And yes, metal roofs are the strongest than slate, tiles and shingles.
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Agree with your thoughts Johnwillingham!!
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Metal is stronger and probably the best way to go. Just make sure that you go with a good company that stands behind its work. Make sure you fully understand the guarantee they give you with the roof.
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chuckmagee71

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A good place to seek advice is http://chuckmagee.com it is a good blog about roofing.
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roofingusadimensional

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Thanks John ... Agree with you
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnwillingham
It is very important to understand the significance of strong and relaible roof. Whether you are installing a new roof or else repairing an old roof it is very important to seek the advice of professionals.And yes, metal roofs are the strongest than slate, tiles and shingles.


Well said John.  I wish I had a grandson like you.  He’s right and you should listen to him.  Everything he said here is true and then some.

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