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Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

Posted by pmiker (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 14, 12 at 22:54

I have a 1995 Silhouette 28x80 (76 actual) mobile home. The roof is shingled and extends 1 foot beyond the walls of the home. The roof needs redoing. There is damage in a number of places so the shingle will have to go and the damage repaired. I have a estimate using 30 lb felt, repairing the damage and roofing with either composition or metal. If metal, the mushroom vents will be removed and a vent running along the top will be installed. It's about $5000 for the shingles and $9000 for the metal. Warrenty on the shingles is 25 years and 3 year labor warranty. For metal it is 40 years on the metal and 5 on the labor.

Has anyone here switched from shingle to metal? Are you happy with your decision?
Mike


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

See the thread "It's hot inside..." here in this forum. There is a post there from a person who would very much recommend the metal roof over the shingles. I would suggest aluminum, and not steel. YMMV.


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

As you may know, some areas have different rules for mobile homes compared to stick-built homes. Some areas forbid mobile homes with metal roofs. My guess is that unsightly rust is the concern- don't want to offend the visual sensibilities of Mrs. I'm Better Than You. But metal roof might prevent your unit from being moved to such a jurisdiction.


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

I went with the metal. It's a standard metal roof as is used on stick built homes. Nice, very nice. This house is staying where it's at so moving is not a concern. No more leaks, not much maintenance. It was pricey but I've known folks to put the same kind on stick builts for a lot more money. My price probably reflects the fact that the angle is low and the shape is rectangular.


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

We just got our metal roof about 3 weeks ago. We are loving it! It was $4,200.00(Yes that is correct ) . And the metal was only $200 more than the cost of the shingle roof. It was applied directly over the old shingle roof and took them a day and a half- they were cleaned up and gone by noon of the second day. Our house is 28 x 80. We chose the light silvery color because it will match any color I decide to paint the shutters. The roofer said it was a good choice because it will reflect heat in the summer.


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

I love my metal roof. It was applied directly over the shingled roof and the "team" was done in 4 hours! The first quote I got for a metal job was over $6000. The second quote was $2900. You can guess which one I chose. The color is white and so far, it has made a huge difference in the summer months. Good luck.


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

Metal roof going on my 28x60 next month. I am buying all the materials and having the metal put on wood strips plus I am changing the two skylights. Labor will be 1300 and 2500 for materials. $3800 total.


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RE: Going from composition shingle to a metal roof

My mom had it done and loves it ,they put regular wood rafters put up so the roof would be vented . They live in the rain forest so tons of moisture. The low slope on the roof caused the three tab to leak. The only down side I can see is its now noisy in rooms like the bathroom where the vents transfers the noise. Hers has been on 20 plus years without any problems.

This post was edited by madeyna on Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 21:00


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