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Need ideas for adding a screened in sleeping porch
January 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Can we just extend existing roof out? Thinking of replacing shingle roof with all tin
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I can definitely recommend a metal roof. I had mine replaced last year, and I've found my electric bill has dropped 10-15% overall. It also lasts at least 30 years although guaranteed for 20. Old shingles are not ordinarily removed; this seems wrong, but unless there's damage to the decking, it's the norm, and having shingles removed will cost extra. Metal costs about $500 more than shingle, but takes less time to install. Get at least 3-4 bids from local roofers. Ask for locations of customers so you can see their work. Good luck.
January 7, 2013 at 3:41am   
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The main reason for going with the metal roof is the piles of pine needles that accumulate & stick to the shingles in the fall. Thank you for your comment:)
January 14, 2013 at 3:10pm   
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We did a wrap around deck with screened in sleeping porch off the cabin's main room, I call it the front room facing the woods!
Turned out awesome:)
June 27, 2013 at 3:54am     
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