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Old 10-20-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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Where to buy tin/metal roofing?


I'd like to avoid shingles and go with a cheaper solution to roofing for my shed. The kind of material you see on old barns and very low income homes.

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I visited Kents recently but he didn't seem to know what I was talking about and all they have is steel roofing which is typically for commercial construction and more expensive than shingling.

Where do you get this? what's it called?


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Tin is not the proper material for roofing. One is that it will deteriorate quicker if in the snow belt, or along the oceans. There are better and cheaper materials out there.
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I don't think any modern metal roofing is actually tin. Mine is steel, and I think you can get aluminum as well. Both Lowe's and Home Depot sell the steel barn style, which is held on with screws and which a DIYer can easily install.

I have no direct comparison, but suspect it is NOT cheaper than shingles. Nor is it exclusive to "very low income homes." In places like Colorado, even some of the most expensive homes have barn-style metal roofs. Something about the look, I guess.
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Tin is not the proper material for roofing.
Try telling the farmers around here that. Especially for a shed.
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I don't think any modern metal roofing is actually tin. Mine is steel, and I think you can get aluminum as well. Both Lowe's and Home Depot sell the steel barn style, which is held on with screws and which a DIYer can easily install.

I have no direct comparison, but suspect it is NOT cheaper than shingles. Nor is it exclusive to "very low income homes." In places like Colorado, even some of the most expensive homes have barn-style metal roofs. Something about the look, I guess.
It is not tin that is used, it is Steel roofing that is used in Snow country. My in-laws used it on their buildings on their property, just like pretty much everyone up in the U.P.
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Try telling the farmers around here that. Especially for a shed.
Cheap to use, and the wood usually rots within a few years. There is a correct product to use for roofing, and tin is not one of them. Unless you are trying to achieve a look, like you see down in the South for the old migrant worker shacks.
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Cheap to use, and the wood usually rots within a few years. There is a correct product to use for roofing, and tin is not one of them. Unless you are trying to achieve a look, like you see down in the South for the old migrant worker shacks.
Yeah, that a look I'd be going for. NOT.

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