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One word of caution - make dang sure you pick a company that has done many of them and make dang sure they install blocking mechanisms above that chimney. Snow/ice took out my chimney one year - pushed it right down to the ground. I do live in the snow belt of Kalkaska county.
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One word of caution - make dang sure you pick a company that has done many of them and make dang sure they install blocking mechanisms above that chimney. Snow/ice took out my chimney one year - pushed it right down to the ground. I do live in the snow belt of Kalkaska county.
I second that. A friend had his chimney taken down by snow the winter after the contractors assured him not to worry. It was a bugger trying to get them back to repair and reinforce the next spring after the snow took it down. The following spring they hung up on him when he told them it was down again and they needed to come back and do the job right. FM
 

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Story Roofing in Gaylord or American Metal Roof.

Be prepared for sticker shock. The trump tariffs have driven material prices up plus tradesmen are in high demand.
 

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American Metal Roof is made in Ohio. Why inject political bs into this?
The trump tariffs have raised material prices dramatically even for US made products. US suppliers no longer have to discount their prices to compete with imported steel products.

The quote I received on 10/31 for a standing seam roof for my home was just under $50,000. The reason given for the high cost was trump tariff costs and lack of skilled labor.
 

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The trump tariffs have raised material prices dramatically even for US made products. US suppliers no longer have to discount their prices to compete with imported steel products.

The quote I received on 10/31 for a standing seam roof for my home was just under $50,000. The reason given for the high cost was trump tariff costs and lack of skilled labor.
Maybe don't take political advice from a roofer... If these companies/builders can say the cost of steel is up and consumers believe than it's true, right?
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/11/steel-prices-today-are-lower-than-when-trump-tarif/
 

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One word of caution - make dang sure you pick a company that has done many of them and make dang sure they install blocking mechanisms above that chimney. Snow/ice took out my chimney one year - pushed it right down to the ground. I do live in the snow belt of Kalkaska county.
That was my first though when I saw that picture. IMHO it really requires a custom cricket.
 
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Eric Haas Construction . Lived east of Falmouth and recently moved near Lake City. I remodeled my 2 bedroom cabin/ house there, but I hired Eric to do my roof as it was too much work for wife and I . We went with standing seam.
 

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Sorry on my last post ,spell check got me . NOT
Eric Haas Construction but should have read
Eric Baas Construction. He is married to an Ebels daughter.
 

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Roofing contractor here- we install alot of steel. For sure get standing seam. As mentioned above exposed fastener panels are a 10 year roof imo.

Also we love bidding against American metal roof (assuming it's the same company in this area)
 
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