12” energy heel trusses allow full insulation in the attic to be blown to the outside edge of the walls eliminating ice-dams. The trusses will be sheathed with sustainably harvested ¾” pine boards.
Galvanized, standing seam metal roofing applied by John Golke Construction of Waupaca, WI. Note flashing detail on sidewall of dormer that must be resolved before siding can begin. Solid wood sheathing on walls is also sustainably harvested ¾” pine.
Standing seam metal roofing is applied to the roof sheathing by tabs wrapped into the seams that allow the roof to flex with temperature fluctuations. There are no direct fasteners through the metal “pans."
Standing seam metal is our favorite roofing material because it has a potential lifespan of over 100 years with minimal maintenance. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, have a lifespan of only twenty to thirty years before they have to be replaced and the waste landfilled. The cost of a metal roof is thirty percent greater than asphalt on a new roof. For asphalt roof replacement, the cost difference may be very little when removal and landfill costs are factored in. Metal roofing, if it ever were to be torn off, is recyclable.
One of the more challenging roofs we’ve thrown at J. Golke Constr. Galvanized metal roofs are quite reflective when applied but dull gradually over the first few years.
Metal is also available in a range of colors in a baked-on factory finish.
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