We finished this last week. You can read about the material here: https://www.lyonscontracting.com/roof-repair-roof-learning-center/the-last-tin-roof/
The existing roof was an old flat seam tin metal roof that had rusted through in a few spots- there was really no saving it. Since the material is no longer being manufactured my client was looking at other options but wasn’t finding anything that would match the upper roof.
The roof decking below the old roof didn’t look any better- we replaced it all with new plywood.
Since the roof is the focal point of the house I wanted to make sure that the roof matched the upper roof. I made then standing seam metal roofing panels in the shop to match the width of the standing seam panels on the main house.
While I was working a neighbor asked me to take a look at her roof- I had to take a picture. All of the standing seam panels are double locked; that means that the roofing panel seams and ends are joined and folded over each other twice. This traditional technique is almost 450 years old and gives the roof a tranquil scale, since I made all the seams on the panels and hips with a hammer and iron there is no need for caps or large flashings. We also installed a row of snow guards to keep sliding snow and ice from damaging the landscaping or anyone who walks under it.
All done; two coats of Calbar Tinners Green paint and the roof is ready for another century of service. Our traditional installation methods don’t rely on caulk or sealant, if the paint is kept up every 10 years this roof could last indefinitely.
This roof took about 110′ of my tin roofing, I’ve got 300 feet of tin left.
If your house needs a new tin roof we’d be happy to help, just fill out the form to the right or call (703) 457-6560 and ask for Tom.