Metal roof / Discussions

How you vent a metal roof?

...roof deck Rigid foam panels Drainage plane membrane Vertical strapping (for air space) Horizontal strapping (To accommodate metal roofing) Metal roofi...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

What considerations should be made when installing a green roof on a metal building?

...metal on the roof and doing a green roof on top, is that what you mean by a ‘metal building’? Are you planning on building a green roof because the metal has de...

Posted by Nina Flores Feb. 16, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...Roof for energy efficiency and water leaks? Maybe 2 layers? The base for the roof will be Metal beams. Thanks, Rafael, Brooklyn We would propose you use a rig...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you build a flat roof in Miami Florida?

...roof area). I would like to recover my pitched roof with Galvalume or something similar but I am really stumped as to how to approach my flat roof area where I ...

Posted by Michael Langlois Aug. 4, 2019, 11:52 a.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...metal roof on and insulating on top of the old one. Is it better to insulate the rest of the cottage from inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...roofing materials to protect against high winds, such as a professionally installed and well-fastened metal roof, or a living green roof . Asphalt shingles are ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...metal siding over the wood & add insulation in between. Will this solve my moisture problem on ceiling or do you think the units need new heat pumps which are a...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...roof). You can read all about rigid insulation panels here . Installing insulation that acts as a vapour barrier on the outside will not serve you well, excep...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...roof is metal). Any other thoughts you have are greatly appreciated. 6 mil poly barriers are actually not as a big a problem with ceilings, the vapor drive is...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...roofs, with an OSB base and WRB (weather resistive membrane), which is basically a mesh that is attached to an OSB sheathing panel with a paint applied. So it i...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

Can you combine a natural swimming pool with a rainwater harvesting garden?

...roof runoff, I would see no problem doing that with a metal roof, but shingles, particlularly older ones, may deposit toxic debris in it. This page would be gre...

Posted by Kitty Bridgens Feb. 7, 2019, 4:23 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses