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What should I look out for with metal roofing installations?

GiantDan | Posted in General Questions on

I understand the up-sides of metal roofing – standing seam, corrugated, B-deck type profiles. What are the down-sides

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Q. "What are the downsides of metal roofing?"

    A. Flashing details are trickier, and it can be harder to make changes (add a skylight, flash a new penetration).

  2. wjrobinson | | #2

    Snow avalanches.... Fun fun

  3. squibt | | #3

    Gauge of material and flashing for sure. See if you can go to a job currently in progress or completed and check out the flashing....use binoculars if it is a bit high. Look for dented smashed flashing or trim pieces. That may tell you the quality of their work. Call references and view their completed jobs.

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