Metal roofing versus shingles
From: Rod Lambert (
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 05:49:52 -0700 (PDT)
I have designed a few neighborhoods and a lot of new homes now and always
specify standard ribbed metal roofs (occasionally 'standing rib'). They
last longer and can be recycled as opposed to being dumped in landfill. The
system I use is actually cheaper then "shingle" roofs even without
factoring in the longer lifetimes.

Rod Lambert
EcoVillage at Ithaca, NY.

In reply to:

>>>>Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 20:59:31 -0400
From: Linda H <linda [at]>
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
Subject: [C-L]_ Metal roofing versus shingles
Message-ID: <6b8206cb-27d2-b8ae-1461-a224d92740fa [at]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed


Have any cohousing communities used metal roofing? It is longer lasting
and greener than shingle roofs, but more expensive. If installed
correctly it is not supposed to be noisy.

If not a community, has anyone experienced it in other homes. Would you
recommend it?

Linda Hobbet

Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.