Originally Posted by glenn bell
What do you all think about using roofing tin for skinning over 5 of 8 windows with no plans for addition windows. Im talking about classic 3ft wide 5 rib metal running lengthwise...but only using 26 inches or so since there wont be a roof raise. Closing up the ends would be the hard part but doable. Do you all think it would be thick enough...everything i've read says 28 ga, but shouldn't the ribs add some strength and hopefully reduce vibration. One benefit that i like is that i can get a 14ft long piece to cover each side and not have any seems.
Im not opposed to using sheet steel, but since i need 26 inches to cover top and bottom it seems a waste of a sheet.
What do you all think, im open to all suggestions and insight.
I think that closing the end well and having it look good may be challenging.
I have purchased metal roofing from a local producer for a number of projects. They bring the metal in flat in rolls. When you order roofing they put the proper color material roll on a big machine that creates the roofing profile.
I asked them if they would sell it to me flat and they said "no problem".
Maybe something like that would work?