Cool Roofing

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Orleander, May 28, 2009.

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  1. Grim_Reaper I Am Death Destroyer of Worlds Registered Senior Member

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    A caly Tile roof is good for temperate climates but in Canada the freeze Thaw effect can shorten the life of a Clay Tile system drastically. When I was younger I used to do Roofing during the summer to help pay for schooling I have several Brothers currently in the industry and they say the same thing clay tile is not a really good solution for the Canada climate.
     
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  3. Grim_Reaper I Am Death Destroyer of Worlds Registered Senior Member

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    You would be surprised as to the average there are more and more people getting thew 40 year life span shingles then you may think I asked my Brother who has been in the industry for over 30 years and he says most new homes that are built they are the ones receiving the 10 to 15 year shingles Replacement roofs are between 20 and 40 year shingles as the price point is minimal for the extra life span of the shingle so too discount the above 20 year in the stats is Folly at least in the area I am from.
     
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  5. mugaliens Registered Member

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    You're right - not only do they breath too much, but snow/ice buildup can backup under the tiles, lifting them. Water encroachment can be a problem if they're not installed over standard sheeting and barrier roofing.

    They're great for SoCal, where it's not blatently hot, but where you don't have to worry about snow, either. Not so good for hotter climes like Vegas and Phoenix, unless you substrate them with a thermal reflector (generally perforated alumunium clad to the fiberglass attic insulation).
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I looked into this before I got my roof done, and it's not practical. There are no monetary savings for the homeowner, it only helps cities act less like heat islands, and even that won't work unless everyone does it. If you want to pay for metal, that's fine, it will last longer.
     
  8. angielily18 Registered Member

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    It seems that the roof is already worn that need a total repair of the roof. The roof is quite better if you can use a metal roofing material.
     
  9. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    um..propanel comes in white..

    i have propaneled many houses here in new mexico..i did my own..love the stuff..
     
  10. j.colfax Registered Member

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    cool roof
     
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