posted on May, 28 2018 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: rickymouse
Thanks for your thoughtful reply.
My barn is metal and is 18 years old this year and we've had no issues with it, thus our thought of replacing the shingles with metal. But the
contractors I've spoken with explained the moisture issues you mentioned. The barn is open to full circulation.
As a side note---I've just pulled out the records from our building the house. The roof has a 25 year guarantee so I guess it has performed to
expectations since it isn't leaking. A good thing too since all the contractors I've spoken with are booked up until about August or September due to
all the damage people have had from the many spring storms we've endured. Their first question is: "Is it leaking?"
My windows had 15 year guarantees and I'm happy to say that none of them have failed and this year was the first time I've noticed any moisture issues
at all. I've made the needed repairs and am quite happy with their performance.
My ceiling fans have a 25 year warranty as well and have been going 24/7 for over 25 years now with no problem beyond having to change out one light
fixture that went wonky.
Going through those records was a walk down memory lane, remembering our anxieties about such an undertaking as designing and overseeing the building
of a house. But our builder was good guy, trained by my father. He's retired now but still a good source of experience and contacts within the
profession. I feel very blessed to have these guys who will look out for my best interests.
Thanks again for taking the time to share your experiences.