In Texas, you never know what you’re going to
get for weather. That’s why Gary Kana, owner of K+T Construction in
Magnolia is helping people protect their homes with new metal roofing
from Metal Depots.
“There are still some neighborhoods where
Homeowner Association rules won’t allow metal roofing, like the new
subdivisions with their little cookie-cutter houses,” Kana says. “But
we’re finding more and more customers are coming to us, looking for a
metal roof for the first time.”
The fiberglass shingles on the
Dandy residence in Hockley sustained hail damage that caused the
roofing system to leak. Homeowner Mark Dandy, a sales representative
for Metal Depots, knew what kind of roofing he wanted and he knew who he
wanted to install it.
Kana installed approximately 3,000 square
feet of Metal Depots’ PBU Panel in 26-gauge Galvalume on the two-story
Dandy residence. He says the only challenge was the detail at the top of
the first floor, where the metal has to be flashed behind the wall of
the second story. The PBU panel is a flexible exposed fastener panel
that can be installed over decking, purlins or joists. It can also be
used as a wall panel and be installed vertically or horizontally.
put the PBU Panels right over the existing shingles,” Kana says. “We
cut off the edges at the eaves and along the sides so you can’t see
shingles anywhere, then we install new flashing along the eaves. If they
want gutters, we’ll install gutters.”
Kana says installing metal
over the shingles saves time on removal and saves money because you
don’t have to pay to take the shingles to a landfill. He says that saves
his customers anywhere from $50 a square to $100 a square, if the roof
is steep or time-consuming to work on.
“We call it the Austin
look,” Kana says of the Galvalume roofing for homes. “The PBU Panel has a
¾-inch rib every six inches; it gives a more residential look instead
of making a home look like a metal building. And people here like the
Galvalume. The temperature can get to 110 degrees here in the summer and
some of the darker colors hold heat more. The Galvalume reflects it.”
The project was completed in August 2019.