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Question DetailsAsked on 3/13/2016

metal roof that looks like shingles

One of your respondents said that they liked metal roofs that looked like shingles. I have not heard of this before.

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Google this search phrase - shingle look-alike metal roofing - for manufacturer links to website images of metal roofing that looks like shingles - or even are mtal shingles.


Some are sheet products imprinted and colored to look like individual shingles, some are strips very similar to 3-tab or 5-tab composition shingles, some are individual metal shingles. Some are nailed on similar to metal siding (with slotted nail holes), some are nailed down individually like regular shingles, some are clipped into metal fastening rails like some metal siding, some (the full-size panel ones) are screwed down to the deck just like normal standing seam or lockseam metal roofing. There is even at least one manufacturer out there who makes clay tile (the flatter not half-barrel type) look-alike metal shingle roofing.


Made by many of the large shingle manufacturers like Certainteed and Tamko - Interlock is probably the brand that has been around the longest and the product seems fine from what I have seen, though their product is used a lot by hit-and-run scammers who go through neighborhoods selling a short-term installation package with some incredibly onerous financing and contractual terms, so be sure you use a reputable local roofer.


Generally has the same benefits and drawbacks as composition/asphalt shingles with respect to water handling but probably twice the life roughly, maybe more if repainted. Does have the problem (except for the granulated surface products) of snow and ice avalanching off it, and in the thinner gages and aluminum is more susceptible to damage from large hail and walking on it. And of course generally costs 2-3 times as much.


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Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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There are many good options of aluminum, steel and copper products designed to look like shingles, wood shakes, slate, and tile. Thes eproducts usually feature hidden fasteners and four-way interlocks. Here are some good websites for research:


www.classicroof.com

www.kasselandirons.com

www.greenamericanhome.com

www.metalroofing.com

Answered 3 years ago by AskToddMiller




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