have been thinking about getting a steel roof (shingles) for 3 yrs
now. My asphalt shingle roof leaks now. called this guy (150 miles
from here) selling Metalworks (tamko) steel shingles. He comes &
throws this 1/2hr sales pitch at me. The steel is not much better
than what's on my barn now except it's cut into patterned, nicely
painted, steel shingles shape. the final effect is pleasing - before
& after pictures in his sales kit. he measures and quotes $670 per SQ
(100 sq.ft) installed. As my family picks me up off the floor in
midst of a coronary episode, I tell the turkey not let the front door
smack his ass on the way out.
I called another salesman. He sells canadian dura-loc shingles.
very nice. He quotes $720/SQ. Looks like I picked another comedian.
Took valium this time - after I gave him a good kick in the ass with
my pointy steel cowboy boots.
I fired up the good old box to get the scoop on this steel shingle
conspiracy. A simple search "steel shingles" yields well over three
dozen small manufacturers across US/Canada. Nope, no monopoly or
oligopoly at the mfg tier. What about the distribution channel?
Contacted an online distributor. He sells Tamko (metalworks) shingles
for $135/SQ on eBay. I like the price. I order - C.O.D. He
"requires!!!" full payment in advance. I reached out with my middle
finger and rammed it up his ass. messy business. Contacted 2 other
onliners. The price wasnt that great ($180-$220/SQ) - payment in full
up-front. I have executed my share of dumb mistakes in life but this
is wont be one of them - sending $10000 across 7 state lines to some
buffoon operating his webshop for less than 2 yrs.
And here I am. Can any of you esteemed DIYselfers share your
experience how to negotiate fair DIY price and quaranteed delivery of
Your help - much appreciated.
mr. frugal farmer
p.s. onliners: bestbuymetals.com, metalroofingwholesalers.com
p.s.s. mfgs: accelroofing.com, custombiltmetals.com, edcoproducts.com,
follansbeeroofing.com, kasselwood.com, kasselandiron.com,
kasselandirons.com, metalsales.us.com, decra.com,
metroroofproducts.com, metalsusa.com, allmet.com, zappone.com,
tamko.com, steeltile.com, met-tile.com, nordmantile.com,
interlockroofing.com, futureroof.com, loomismetals.com,
paradigmshingles.com, reinkeshakes.com, vailmetal.com,
vailmetalshingle.com, permatileroofing.com, westform.com, & manymany