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Hercules 03-05-2007 05:19 PM

Tinning a Barn Roof
 
Has anyone ever did this? I was wondering how much tin costs and if its hard to do. Actually its a corn crib and I don't want to put alot of money into new shingles but I need to do something with the roof soon.

Thanks! :)

sfixx 03-05-2007 06:47 PM

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Has anyone ever did this? I was wondering how much tin costs and if its hard to do. Actually its a corn crib and I don't want to put alot of money into new shingles but I need to do something with the roof soon.

Thanks! :)

Hi Herc. Welcome. I covered my 8x12 shed with painted metal about 6 years ago. I love it and it will last longer than me. It was simple to install over 15# felt with the color matched rubber washered self tapping screws. It was more than asphalt (I forget how much) but the beauty is well worth it to me. I didn't even consider traditional standing seam, I'm not that much of a fanatic, though that's the original roof on our vintage corn crib.

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The manufacturer is Fabral, I purchased it at our local Carter Lumber.

Best wishes,

Steve

Hercules 03-05-2007 07:11 PM

Thanks Sfixx! Now I know where to start looking at least. That light grey at Carters site would match my house perfectly. Your shed looks really nice - almost too nice for my application. Mind if I ask how much that project set you back $ ?

sfixx 03-05-2007 09:20 PM

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....Mind if I ask how much that project set you back $ ?

I'm sorry, I wish I could remember the cost. Isn't that the ironic beauty, that I'm so happy with it I don't remember the cost? I do remember that I had to buy standard 10' lengths and trim them to length with a cut-off wheel on the circular saw. I'm sure the installation was faster and easier than asphalt shingles. The sheets come in about a 12" width. I had the roof covered in 3/4" plywood beacuse I thought I was going to use recycled slate but that fell through. So with a 12/12 pitch it's way over built. Also, I ventilated the roof through the peak, but you can buy foam inserts to seal up the ridge cap. You'll love the system if you try it.

Good luck,

Steve

Hercules 03-05-2007 09:29 PM

Thanks for the reply Steve.:cool:

I am pinching every penny I can because I am building a new house on the property right now - and it isn't coming in on/under budget - imagine that.:rolleyes:

I would love to save my other buildings and make them look nice so I figured I could start with the roof this year, just to buy me some time, and do the siding in the next few years if I have any money at that time. Maybe I'll take a peek over at home depot or menards, thats about all I have around here. If I am going to spend the money I want it to last forever and be done with it.

Thanks for your help. :)

MJ

sfixx 03-05-2007 09:49 PM

I do remember this, that my budget on the shed was $1,000. I set that price because that's what the cheap garbage sheds at the home center cost and I didn't want one of those in my yard. I used recycled cedar siding, windows and stone for the foundation. Maybe the roof was around $300. I think that the door hardware and paint pushed it slightly over budget :)

Steve


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