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Old 09-23-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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A metal roof on solid sheathing with underlayment isn't that noisy. That reputation came from metal roofs on spaced out laths so you had the drum effect.
Exactly. I have a metal roof on my house and don't hear a thing when it rains. When it comes time to reroof the house I own in Knoxville I am definitely putting a metal roof on it.
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Old 09-23-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Metal roofs are a traditional building method in most of the nation. You will see (or at least you did, in my youth) many older clapboard homes and log cabins with metal roofs.
 
Old 09-23-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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This is starting to make sense to me now-while driving along the route of the world longest yardsale on 127 thru Tn. we saw roll after roll of shiny bubble insulation- I bet that was used for the metal roof insulation-ya think?
 
Old 09-23-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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I wonder if they are loud when it rains?
Yes, in my experience the rain is loud on a metal roof. I loved hearing the rain on the roof and miss it. I would love to have a metal roof again.
 
Old 09-24-2015, 08:31 AM
 
Location: WI & TN
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My husband told me when he was a kid they loved the rain hitting on the roof. You can put the roof angwhere in country. My neighbor a couple houses up has one. Believe it was a southern state thing. Reason have no clue but think it had some advantage. You would have to check rules with HOA.

No HOA to worry about where we bought our land.
 
Old 09-25-2015, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Another big issue in the southeast is heat: a shiny metal roof reflects more sunlight than traditional shingles; even more if a light color metal is used. I know of several that have white or silver roofs which reflect much more sunlight than they absorb.

So sunlight reflection instead of absorption, immune to flying sparks in a fire area, and will last the life of the house if the install is done correctly.
 
Old 09-25-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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Another big issue in the southeast is heat: a shiny metal roof reflects more sunlight than traditional shingles; even more if a light color metal is used. I know of several that have white or silver roofs which reflect much more sunlight than they absorb.

So sunlight reflection instead of absorption, immune to flying sparks in a fire area, and will last the life of the house if the install is done correctly.
Reflective radiant barrier sheathing under a shingle roof would probably be just as effective for keeping heat out of the attic. Perhaps, more so. We actually have both, a metal roof sitting on reflective sheathing. It seemed highly redundant to me, but our builder said the increased cost over standard sheathing was minimal (under $1000 extra for our 2,000 sf house with oversized 2 1/2 car garage and workshop).
 
Old 09-25-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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I just came back from Oregon/Washington. I saw many homes in the forests with metal roofs there (near the coastal areas and a bit inland).
 
Old 10-03-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Metal Roofs here and any were else... Two kinds majority is corrugated square / rounded held down by screws with neoprene washer.. heat and cold expansion in time will cause them to leak. aka as a " Barn Roof "
Then you have the more expensive roof called standing seam.. no screws in the metal roof material.. held down by seams made in the metal on site when roof is installed.. most will last 50 years or more.. one of many companies. I have NO affiliation with this company..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjLBl_dy2XQ

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Old 10-05-2015, 04:53 AM
 
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Metal Roofs here and any were else... Two kinds majority is corrugated square / rounded held down by screws with neoprene washer.. heat and cold expansion in time will cause them to leak. aka as a " Barn Roof "
Then you have the more expensive roof called standing seam.. no screws in the metal roof material.. held down by seams made in the metal on site when roof is installed.. most will last 50 years or more.. one of many companies. I have NO affiliation with this company..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjLBl_dy2XQ
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