Standing Seam roof DIY questions
We are not just wanting, but needing to put a new roof on our 50 year old house. The current roof is tiles, and aside from those that occasionally blow off as well as a ridge-line that blows off, many of them have cracks on the edges leading to drips here-and-there. For the two years we have been living here, I have just been replacing tiles/fixing holes, but now we are planning this fall to go to America for at least half-a-year, possibly staying there long-term and just coming here to visit my wife's family, so it is necessary now to replace it with something not needing constant attention.
The front part of the house has 5 year old corrugated asphalt roofing, which looks ugly but isn't leaking at all (yet), so it will stay.
The overall area that needs to be roofed is about 160 square meters (appx. 1700 sq.ft.). The distance from the top of the roof to the eaves is 4.5 meters (15 feet). The current roof tiles sit on 3/4" x 2"purlins 1 foot apart supported by rafters 3 feet apart. The ridgeline is 16 meters (~ 50') ending on the other side with a 'hip' roof. On the back side of the roof there is one brick chimney and one (possibly asbestos-cement) stovepipe coming through.
I'll be using 24ga (0.70mm thick) galvanized steel.
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