Looking for advice on metal roofs
Our new home design includes a simple shed roof (passive solar home) with a chimney (4/12 pitch; approx 2400 sq ft). We'd like to put on a roof that is "no maintenance", highly durable, light in color, and is Class 4-rated. We've looked at standing seam and stone-coated galvalume shingles. First question - are there other good alternatives to these roof types? Second question - how much difference does the gauge of the metal make and are there guidelines for choosing a metal roof gauge.
Our roof will face North and we hope to capture some rainwater via rain barrels to use for garden irrigation. Thanks in advance for your advice.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:49 PM ET
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