Quality, character, versatility,
and longevity are increasingly emphasized in residential and industrial/commercial
construction. Solid copper shakes are made from 16oz. copper stock
and provide a permanent roofing surface that will not deteriorate
once the normal oxidizing process creates the characteristic soft
green patina of real copper. Steel shakes are galvanized steel with
a baked enamel finish that makes a wide range of colors available.
Gregg steel shakes are light weight; approximately one-tenth the
weight of concrete or one-third the weight of conventional asphalt
shingles. Light weight and strength allow a versatility of design
shapes and roof lines not possible with conventional materials and
without need of special structural support. A Gregg roof requires
little or no maintenance.
Gregg Steel Shakes are
suitable for all profiles that equal or exceed a 4/12 pitch and
may be installed on vertical surfaces making them ideal for mansard
style roofs. Gregg steel shakes may be installed on new roofs with
or without sheathing and on existing roofs. The system can be used
where increasing insulation on the exterior of the roof is desirable
and where a change in pitch is needed for improved drainage.
New roof construction
does not require sheathing under steel; a considerable cost saving.
An existing layer of asphalt, cedar or steel may be left in place
when installing gregg steel shakes. The system is self-ventilating.
Ice and snow do not accumulate. Heat is quickly ducted away for
improved summer cooling. Light-weight gregg steel shakes(1lb per
sqft) do not tstress existing roof structure, yet are strong enough
to walk on. Smooth suface washes clean in the rain. Birds do perch
readily. Debris from trees will not accumulate.
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