aguidetotheoutdoors asked: Hey! I hope this isn't rude, but can I ask how much your metal roofing was? I'm looking into it for myself and yours looks fantastic! :)
not rude at all! the roofing was pretty reasonable considering what you get. I looked around and went with:
They had a 45 year warranty and the price was even a little cheaper than the competitors. As I remember all in for the roof, including trim, and matching fasteners was around $800 and change. This is for a roof that is 16’ x 9’ on both sides. The trim and fasteners add almost $300 to the cost, but you need to do it right if you are bothering to do it.
I do recall the supplier telling me due to steel prices the costs were going to go up in a few months. I don’t imagine it was more than 10% though.
In hindsight I would have done the subroof in boards instead of plywood, but that would have also cost a little more. It’s nicer to look at from the inside than plywood!
Be sure you really take your time in lining up your subroof, make sure it is 100% square all the way, otherwise you are going to have a hell of a time installing the metal roofing. If it’s all plumb and square it goes up easy as pie.
Also don’t use any treated wood where the roof or roof trim touches, unless you can put a non-permeable substrate between the two. I ran into a spot of trouble w/ my PT fascia. Ended up running a line of their Tacky Tape between the eave trim and my fascia to create a barrier.
If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask!