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.