House Sports Sheet Metal Roof
"I decided to put on a roof that I'd never have to replace," explains D.E. Berger, Farmington. Minn., whose country home sports a galvanized metal roof.

Berger nailed the metal sheets (1 1/4 in. corrugations) over the old asphalt shingles, using extra long (2 in.) roofing nails with neoprene washers affixed to the head to provide a water-tight seal.

"Initial cost of the metal roof was a little more than it would have cost to put on new asphalt shingles, but I figured the metal roof would be a lot cheaper in the long run since it should outlast three or four conventional roofs - maybe even more. What's more, the metal roof has some extra advantages. For example, it's slippery and snow slides right off, eliminating the usual problems with snow and ice buildup. The metal roof is also virtually immune to hail damage. The sound of rain falling on it is like music to the ears," Berger told FARM SHOW.

He left the galvanized roof unpainted but notes that you could easily paint it whatever color you wanted".

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