Debby Logering McGillivray
Debby Logering McGillivray
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  • Park Rapids, MN
Asked on Jul 14, 2018

What is the best for a roof, shingles or tin? Our roof needs it bad.

Shore grandmomJewellmartinTinyshoes


4 answers
  • Betty
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Debby. We have shingles. .always blowing off. I have seen tin roof . I think they are pretty. .my neighbor has a tin roof. .I would look up and get some review on both. .I am sure the tin is pricey. .would love it myself can't afford. It .our shingles were guaranteed twenty years. .after twenty years is over and all that sun. .you need new ones. .Good luck on your new roof. .

    • Debby Logering McGillivray
      on Jul 14, 2018

      Thanks we are very low income so need to go as cheap as possible. Like you our shingles are curling up from storms ect... Been trying to get some sort of help, hoping I could get some help here. Sounds like you are in the same boat. Thanks for your comment.
  • Tinyshoes
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Debby...We like shingles...many times tin will leak around nails/screws after a while I understand.

  • Jewellmartin
    on Jul 14, 2018

    With the hailstorms in Texas, we have had to get a new roof once in 13 years, so now we have another guarantee plus insurance. A replacement shingle roof is 1/4-1/3 the cost of tin. But our preference would be a good tin roof. ☺️
  • Shore grandmom
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Metal roofs are more expensive but usually have a 50 to 60 warranty. They don't require as much of a pitch. They'll last through just about anything. And if they're installed properly (as with any roof), you don't have leaks. I know people who have and love them. Shingles blow off during heavy winds where the metal roofs stay put. And snow slides right off without any problem.
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