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Old 08-16-2016, 02:20 PM   #11
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Im considertion using roofing metal to cover 5 of my 8 windows. havn't quite figured out how to seal it though...but this is all a long ways off.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:24 PM   #12
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Like the corregated metal?

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Old 08-16-2016, 02:35 PM   #13
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I was thinking just the classic ribbed metal roof running lenthwise to kinda match the rub rails. haven't run the math much but with the saving I hope to justify spray foam insulation directly to the roofing metal to add extra rigidity. Has anyone seen metal roof on a skoolie?
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:37 PM   #14
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I sheeted my bus with metal, it is feels durable and looks awesome. I had so much fun I sheeted more than I intended, I would totally do it again.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #15
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I'd prefer metal myself. But at $150 a sheet I'm looking at ALOT of money

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:17 PM   #16
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I'd prefer metal myself. But at $150 a sheet I'm looking at ALOT of money

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What what WHAT?!? $150 a sheet? I'm assuming you're talking about a 4'x8' sheet of 18ga steel? Was that at a proper metal supplier, or HomeDepot? Yikes.. I feel very confident that you can find a better deal than that somewhere around Shreveport. I bought 4'x10' sheets of satin coated steel for ~$60 per sheet up here in the North.

Talk to a couple steel warehouses and fabrication companies. You might be able to find something more competitive.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:25 PM   #17
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What what WHAT?!? $150 a sheet? I'm assuming you're talking about a 4'x8' sheet of 18ga steel? Was that at a proper metal supplier, or HomeDepot? Yikes.. I feel very confident that you can find a better deal than that somewhere around Shreveport. I bought 4'x10' sheets of satin coated steel for ~$60 per sheet up here in the North.

Talk to a couple steel warehouses and fabrication companies. You might be able to find something more competitive.
I checked Home Depot and a place called Service Steel and Pipe Supply. The cheapest I've found so far is $88 for 20 gauge non galvenized 4x8 sheet.

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:38 PM   #18
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What what WHAT?!? $150 a sheet? I'm assuming you're talking about a 4'x8' sheet of 18ga steel? Was that at a proper metal supplier, or HomeDepot? Yikes.. I feel very confident that you can find a better deal than that somewhere around Shreveport. I bought 4'x10' sheets of satin coated steel for ~$60 per sheet up here in the North.

Talk to a couple steel warehouses and fabrication companies. You might be able to find something more competitive.
Yeah, what kinda steel you using OP?
Where are you located? If you're anywhere near me I can get you WAY better prices. I get steel at wholesale cost.
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I'm in Shreveport, Louisiana. I've been shopping around for different kind. But everything is at least 90 a sheet.

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I'm in Shreveport, Louisiana. I've been shopping around for different kind. But everything is at least 90 a sheet.

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Too far to make it cost effective, oh well. It was worth asking!
Call around to some fab shops, they'll definitely beat big box store pricing on steel. My jaw drops when I see the $40 pieces of square tubing at lowes for like $40. I can get whole sticks cheaper.
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