1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Easy Way To Re-Roof Farm Buildings
"Our asphalt roofing has been on the market for eight years but it just recently has caught on with farmers as a great do-it-yourself way to re-roof farm buildings," says Ole Olson, Onduline district manager who works out of Albert Lea, Minn. "Since it's not a metal product, it can't rust or corrode."
The corrugated asphalt sheets (46 by 79 in., with 3¢ in. wide corrugations) can be installed right over one or two layers of shingles without having to remove the old shingles. It can be laid over badly rusted metal roofs ù either directly on top the metal, or on top of nailing strips. The only tools required for installation are a hammer and saw, says Olson.
Backed by the strongest warranty in the roofing industry (workmanship is guaranteed for as long as you own the building), it retails for $11.49 per sheet (smooth finish). With overlaps, the cost figures out to 25 cents per sq. ft. of roof area to be covered, Olson points out.
He adds that the asphalt material makes for a much quieter roof than metal when it rains, hails or blows, a feature that's especially important to horse owners, and to turkey and poultry producers.
Available in eight colors and with a smooth or granulated finish. For new construction, with support spacings as wide as 24 in., corrugated Onduline sheets can withstand snow loads up to 55 lbs. per sq. ft., and wind forces up to 100 mph, says the manufacturer.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Onduline, Rt. 9, Box 195, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401 (ph 703 898-7000).
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