Charles, who is planning to build a RV shop in Oregon, had a few questions for the roofing experts about metal roof installation and asked:
I have been in the process of preparing to build a 40'X70' RV-Shop building in Salem, Oregon. After a builder I had scheduled to start on the first of June suddenly quit, I have had a very hard time finding qualified builders/contractors willing to do this project. All pole style builders want to do their own roof installation. Most look at me with a funny face when I say that I've been told that with a screw down type roof and possibly metal siding, the gaskets will rot within 15 to 20 years and have to be replaced. They reply, "At your age of 67, let the next guy worry about it!" Also, "15 lbs. felt/ asphalt underlayment will be fine. After all, sir, you are not building a show place!" That type of thinking doesn't sit well with me. I have worked as a laborer\ electrician for 36+ years and don't believe in taking advantage of my fellow man, doing a poor job and get your money and run.
I know an interlocking seam metal roof, plus possible metal siding will cost a lot more money and a good quality underlayment. But, I do not want a major repair bill down the road and a slop job. Hope to find a contractor who is knowledgeable, takes pride in their work at a fair price.
So, I have a few questions:
Roofing expert Chris from Simply Affordable Roofing had to say in response to the questions:
The next response was from roofing expert Bobby from Bliss Roofing:
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About Bliss Roofing
Bliss Roofing has been serving roofing needs in Oregon and Washington for over 50 years. Our company began as Bliss Roofing Company founded by Art Bliss in 1969 where his son, Don, worked as a loader, then a roofer learning the tricks of the trade. In 1985, Don purchased the roofing division and established Bliss Roofing, Inc. In 1990, Bliss Roofing moved to our present location in Clackamas, Oregon.
About Simply Affordable Roofing
Simply Affordable Roofing is a reliable commercial and residential roofing company. We are a local family owned company with over 30+ years of experience. We are on a mission to deliver affordable roofing with no gimmicks, only quality, to your home or business. We know roofs, it's that simple! We exist to provide security for the lives and families in our community. We are passionate about people, roofing, and demonstrating honesty and integrity in everything we do. Our goal is to be known as the go-to company for roofing needs in the Pacific Northwest.
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