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    Exclamation Incredible pic-----if you have ever believed in angels..........a fire picture.

    This family truly had an angel sitting on their shoulder!!

    I managed to find these two in the news stories.........shows just how cruel fire can be.......and how lucky you can be.

    The news reported that probably part of what saved this home was the TIN ROOF!

    Hope these load correctly........burning around house.jpgcle eleum house pic.jpg

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    I keep looking at those metal roofs but the price keeps me away.
    Those folks are very fortunate the house was spared.


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    WOW. Just wow.

    @Russ - the tin roofs are pretty awesome and I find that they can be worth the price in the long run BUT man when it rains - there ain't no hiding from the noise!

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    wow amazing..Russ I believe I would think about it..no price on saving your home man...wow increible

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    Wow is right! If I had not alread gotten a new roof I would consider a metal one for sure.

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    I also betting that heavily watered yard and proper landscaping rules inadition to the tin roof all played a part int he safety of the house.

    I am having a hard time seeing it as amazing as it truly is as I am use to planned burning not wildfires so pictures like that are common.
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    Russ........I just replaced the roof and looked at them but the price kept me away too. I truly wish I would have done it on the first roof replacement years ago. If only...........not in a real 'fire prone' area but they have happened and you never know.

    Found out from my roofer this year.........that THE CATCH to them is........the 'tin' doesn't wear out but after about 10-13 years the fasteners which they use to install them start to ----wear out---can come lose---etc--------and you have to have them 're-fastened'...........though not 'real expensive' to do---depending on pitch and size. The tin, however, will probably outlast any of us.


    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    @Russ - the tin roofs are pretty awesome and I find that they can be worth the price in the long run BUT man when it rains - there ain't no hiding from the noise!
    Disagree on the noise, Libby.

    Two friends have them and have been there in rain.........no more noise than my house. Even hail storms aren't that much worse! Don't know if it has to do with how they were put on.......and what is under them......or not. I am always real envious when their roof has cleared of the snow.......and I am still worrying about 'snow load' and if my roof is going to collapse before spring gets here.

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    They're not tin. Tin roofing is different. I think they're steel.

    My husband's office building has it. One for the lah-dahs who lives nearby has complained since the day that building was built about the noise. It pops and pings as it expands and contracts.

    In fire-prone areas they recommend slate, clay tiles, or steel roofing now, I think. Makes sense.

    I'm sure that house got a nice bath of flame retardant at some point, too.
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    They're not tin. Tin roofing is different. I think they're steel.

    My husband's office building has it. One for the lah-dahs who lives nearby has complained since the day that building was built about the noise. It pops and pings as it expands and contracts.

    In fire-prone areas they recommend slate, clay tiles, or steel roofing now, I think. Makes sense.

    I'm sure that house got a nice bath of flame retardant at some point, too. But for sure the roof had to have helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    They're not tin. Tin roofing is different. I think they're steel.

    In fire-prone areas they recommend slate, clay tiles, or steel roofing now, I think. Makes sense.

    I'm sure that house got a nice bath of flame retardant at some point, too.
    What isn't? The noisy ones?? Yeah, I have read that the steel is a little noisier............maybe we should be saying "metal".........

    I don't know who "they" is.........on the slate, etc but all I can say is FAT CHANCE. When I asked about the steel roofing the guy just rolled his eyes (prohibitive cost, more so than 'metal')......and as for the clay and slate...........maybe "they" would want to come and REINFORCE my foundation before I put that kind of weight on it..........I already have a basement, thank you...........and add to that the snow load we can get, and I will pass. Might not burn but I would like to make it through the winter. Some idiot in my home town got the bright idea to put tiles on............and yep, problems now. I figure someday they will just be living in a daylight basement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    They're not tin. Tin roofing is different. I think they're steel.

    My husband's office building has it. One for the lah-dahs who lives nearby has complained since the day that building was built about the noise. It pops and pings as it expands and contracts.

    In fire-prone areas they recommend slate, clay tiles, or steel roofing now, I think. Makes sense.

    I'm sure that house got a nice bath of flame retardant at some point, too. But for sure the roof had to have helped.
    I think they might be copper.
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    We are will be doing a tin roof on our cabin...but only because we are lazy lol. That's a really neat picture, thanks for sharing.
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    My point about the flame retardant was that the house was most likely bombed with it from a Skycrane. That's what they do here in order to save people's homes, and I'm sure that's common practice wherever they can do so. It's not a miracle, but one has to be grateful for the pilots who risk their lives in incredibly dangerous situations in order to help people they probably don't know and likely will never meet.

    One family's home here was saved by firefighters dumping flame retardant a few years ago. Their deck burned, but in the nick of time the Skycrane pilot managed to dump the flame retardant on the house and save everything else.
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    Awesome pictures. How lucky can you get!

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