Hello everyone.

I notice a lot more metal roofs being installed on residential home roofs of late. I asked my banker CEO how appraisers feel about metal vs. shingled roofs and he had no answer for the present.

I note most of the roofs I see being applied are metal over existing shingles. I am old school and prefer a 30 year dimensional shingle. I have a couple of my apt units that will need roofed (I tear off and never do a tack over) and will use shingles.

Any thoughts?



T.K Marks writes: 

Alan, you underestimate yourself. You transcend old school. You're paleo-school. Straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Never change.





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3 Comments so far

  1. Ed on September 14, 2012 9:16 pm

    I have hated asphalt shingles since I installed them one summer in high school. “The crew” thought it was hilarious that I wore a coat and tie to school. I could not stop thinking about how completely antiquated asphalt shingles seemed to be. In fact for a time (While on that job) I daydreamed about a company that would create a superior product.

  2. Gordon on September 19, 2012 6:44 pm

    Our roof in Wellington, New Zealand was installed in 1953, it is now 2012 and being replaced in the next few weeks, it’s probably about 7 to 10 years overdue but have not had a major leak so has held up very well. Most roofing in NZ is iron and we get a lot of rain here, down South they get loads of snow, so it handles all conditions, plus it’s easier to clean and maintain. We have aced-on-colour here so never have to paint it, just put it on keep the leaves from building up (like any roof). I’m doing a euro-style like in the pic but had capping over the seams and the dish is a bit wider, looks very nice! We’re using an off-white color as it reflect the heat so will keep us cool in the summer while the house boards will be a blue-grey, should look smart. Only takes a day to install as well. Good luck.

  3. Gordon on September 19, 2012 6:46 pm

    …sorry, above was meant to say “baked-on-color” Cheers


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