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Old 07-21-2017, 05:37 PM
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Building a new house and have 3 options in roofing.

The base house price includes a dimensional shingle roof with 30 year warranty. Builder said roof should last 15 years.

For $14k extra I can do either a 5V crimp metal roof or a concrete flat tile roof.

Last house had concrete flat tile, current house has metal roof. Both seem to be quality roofs and I've not really had problems with either.

Not interested in shingles but was just wondering if there is any real difference in quality, longevity, etc. between metal and flat tile.

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Old 07-21-2017, 05:41 PM
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FWIW, my next house/project will be metal roof. Did that on farmhouse more because of the "farm" aspect, but, IMO,metal will outlast you. Color is a different issue, though
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:42 PM
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Thanks. Going to stick with a mill finish if we go metal and a light slate finish for tile.

The renderings of the house have a metal roof but for the same price, tile is intriguing.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:45 PM
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From what I have read, metal roofs should last 40 to 45 years.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:12 PM
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Tile will require different engineering / truss pack plus more expensive than shingle. Metal can be and is typically more expensive than tile but will not require a truss change. Go metal now and you will never do it again. I like Englert s2000 or Drexel 175s in 24ga galvalume.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:03 AM
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From what they say metal will outlast tile. If you like the look go for it. We liked the look of tile better so that was our choice.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:11 AM
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Metal is not as susceptible to haul damage
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:42 AM
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This is the house. The designer is pretty certain that the house should have metal so we'll probably just go that route. I do like the look of the flat tile though and I think the house would look fine either way.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:47 AM
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One thing that bothers me a little is that the shed dormer on the front is fake. It opens into the attic. The house has 12' ceilings and I don't see why they couldn't do a cathedral ceiling in the great room and open the dormer into that space. I see it done all the time but for some reason, the builder and designer seem to be against it in this case. This designer likes doing tall flat ceilings with pop-ups. Inside the pop ups they do a nice coffered design with lots of crown molding and whatnot. Whatever I guess.
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I would think that the paying customer should get what they want not settle on something they don't. by the way I have the architectural shingles on my house that are about 15 years old now and will be replacing shortly with the snap lock standing seam metal.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:19 PM
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Shingles handle hurricanes poorly. Tile/cement is heavy, and the actual waterproof roof is under the tile. Properly installed metal roofs have proven the be the best for Florida conditions.
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I would look at "standing seam" metal roof. Lies flat, no open 'v" on the eve, and a heavier metal, more storm resistance. There have been reported issues with 'v-crimp' roofs,including the storms pulling up the roof edges, losing screws that old it in place, etc.
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Originally Posted by Restrain View Post
I would look at "standing seam" metal roof. Lies flat, no open 'v" on the eve, and a heavier metal, more storm resistance. There have been reported issues with 'v-crimp' roofs,including the storms pulling up the roof edges, losing screws that old it in place, etc.
Standing seam IS the best.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:25 AM
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I have 5V crimp and wish I had installed standing seam. The screws on the 5V keep working loose due to heat expansion of the metal. The screws in standing seam are covered by the overlapping metal.
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I think that design will look fantastic with a metal roof
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:25 AM
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Metal roof will last longest. I put them on as many of my commercial projects in SW FL as possible. You won't be sorry if you choose a metal roof.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:32 AM
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I am doing metal next time.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:36 AM
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We went with metal 18 years ago.. The first in the area, now we see more every time we look around.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
I have 5V crimp and wish I had installed standing seam. The screws on the 5V keep working loose due to heat expansion of the metal. The screws in standing seam are covered by the overlapping metal.
I firmly believe the biggest problem with 5-V is screws thru the ridges. ALLmetal buildings with metal roofing, the fasteners are in the FLATS. Roofing screws have a neoprene washer with a collar on them to protect them. This fastener is pulled tight to the roof, with the roof metal held tight, the washer compressed to the roof metal, and the collar protecting it.

On 5-v, the fasteners cannot be tightened on the V. The metal move a lot, water leaks around the fastener, the wood deck rots.

My 5-V is fastened on the flats. 20 years, no problems. Every 5 years I tighten maybe a dosen screws. No leaks. No rotted out decking where the fasteners are.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:59 AM
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I'm close to needing to do mine and plan on going with metal.

I understand there are metal roofs that are glued down instead of using screws.

I'd never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with them?
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