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    I put down a good asphalt roof 16 yrs ago. Because of strong prevailing winds I've repaired parts of it each year for the last several years. The faces not facing into the wind have no damage other than the caps being beat up. I'm looking at putting down steel roofing to fight the wind damage. The brand I'm looking at is TERRABELLA. Specs include 52" by 14" with 2" overlap on end of shingle, 21 shingles per square, about 140 lbs per square, hidden fasteners about 100 1.5" screws per square, current Menard's sale price is $7 per shingle.

    My questions are: Has anyone done this and how satisfied are you? Is it a do it yourself job. I've put down a lot of asphalt shingles over the years but just cannot carry 80 lb bundles up a ladder any more.

    There are costs for specialty parts, drip edge, valleys, caps, etc. that I would have to figure in. I'm looking at good asphalt shingles at about $90+ per square with an expected life of maybe 20 yrs vs steel at $147 per square with an expected life of 40-50 years.

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    Here in my area the steel roofing/material is not very expensive, i did metal roof over 2 -12x12 shed , garage 18x 20, barn 24x36 I did the work myself I like the metal roofing for -light strong and mainly for stain/alge resistance I do not like it for looks/noise Plan to do my home roof BUT i have to hire some one/ did not find a good and decent price For a home you need lots of trim/tools/planning for a pro look I would not advice to do it yourself My home roof is singles and 10 years late is full with stains
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    I did the metal roof two years ago for the same reason--wind. I am completely happy with it. I hired it done and I recommend you also hire it done. It was only slightly more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidiowa View Post
    I put down a good asphalt roof 16 yrs ago. Because of strong prevailing winds I've repaired parts of it each year for the last several years. The faces not facing into the wind have no damage other than the caps being beat up. I'm looking at putting down steel roofing to fight the wind damage. The brand I'm looking at is TERRABELLA. Specs include 52" by 14" with 2" overlap on end of shingle, 21 shingles per square, about 140 lbs per square, hidden fasteners about 100 1.5" screws per square, current Menard's sale price is $7 per shingle.

    My questions are: Has anyone done this and how satisfied are you? Is it a do it yourself job. I've put down a lot of asphalt shingles over the years but just cannot carry 80 lb bundles up a ladder any more.

    There are costs for specialty parts, drip edge, valleys, caps, etc. that I would have to figure in. I'm looking at good asphalt shingles at about $90+ per square with an expected life of maybe 20 yrs vs steel at $147 per square with an expected life of 40-50 years.

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    Not disputing your price ,but WOW $7.00 a sq. ,,to me that sounds low very low. I'd heard a few ago that type roof around here ,not installed was some where around $150.00 a sq.
    Just checked Menards Web site for $6.95 one shingle covers. 4.76 of a sq. or $146. a sq.

    http://www.menards.com/main/building...4423553859.htm

    After reading on down your posting I see where you came up with the $147.

    Yes Metal roofs last longer, most of the time easier , depending on the slope of roof and type roof , # of valleys .
    Around here a lot of owners in the area are beginning to use just metal roofing to match the metal building or barn.
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    I read it as $7.00 per shingle, Gene, not $7.00 per square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    I read it as $7.00 per shingle, Gene, not $7.00 per square.
    Yes it says 7 per shingle,, and as I kept posting mine going back and forth checking Menards site.

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    I am becoming confused with the term "shingle" when talking about metal roofing. The only metal roofing I have seen (which I used on my pavilion) comes in sheets that are 36"-40" wide and a custom length.

    I really wanted a metal roof when I had mine done 10 years ago but couldn't find a contractor that knew how to install it.
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    These are the same shape as asphalt shingles but are 50+ inches long. They are laid like regular shingles, parallel to the lower roof edge. Thanks for all your comments and advice. I will move on this project this week before the sale ends.
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    I have metal roof on two sheds.
    Unless someone shows me otherwise,,, I will stick to asphalt shingles on the house.

    The few people that have added metal roof to the house have seen insurance cost skyrocket,,,

    It seems there is an unusually high number of hail claims related to metal roofing,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    I have metal roof on two sheds.
    Unless someone shows me otherwise,,, I will stick to asphalt shingles on the house.

    The few people that have added metal roof to the house have seen insurance cost skyrocket,,,

    It seems there is an unusually high number of hail claims related to metal roofing,,,

    My roof is guessing 15 yrs old., been thinking I would go with metal roofing,, may have to check with insurance company , Thanks
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