Ladies and Gents,
I was in the Borg at lunch today, looking at ladders since the high work is about to begin, and right next to the ladder I was kicking the tires on was a rack of metal roofing.
I figured out that if I were to put that on instead of shingles, there could be a cost savings. I'm all for that of course, If I did my math just the metal sheets would run me about $400, plus fasteners and felt paper. (I'm presuming that felt paper would still help even under metal roofing). It will still be going over plywood, which Is already in the yard under tarp.
What other hidden costs or procedure am I missing here? Presuming that I will need to:
- lay plywood sheathing
- install ice control sheeting
- put down felt paper (30#)
- cut and install metal sheets
- install ridge vent
putting up 30 odd large sheets of metal 'sounds' easier than however many pieces in 6 square of three tab. Some of the steps are the same of course. If it were your shop and you didn't mind either choice, which would you do?
I'm in that last camp, I wouldn't mind three tab, and I'm fine with metal roofing. Especially considering it comes with a comparable warranty (25 years).
p.s. woohoo this was my 700th post!