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Old 08-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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How labor intensive is metal roofing?


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I have installed a shingle roof before. It was too labor intensive. I have a relative that is in need of a new roof. It is around 30 squares (2/12 pitch). I was thinking about doing it over the course of a couple of weekends (with one helper). Are metal roofs DIY friendly? What types of panels are easiest to install?

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I would first find out what type roofs are even approved for that area.
Florida from what I understand has really tightened up after some of the major hurricanes.

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Depends totally on the panel and system.

They are more difficult as compared to asphalt but I have seen people DIY them.
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Pretty labor and detail intensive. Not muscle intensive. Every move must be preplanned as there is no room for error.
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