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Actually, the history of poor insulation and standing seam roofing in the US addresses this acoustic challenge. For the most part, rural and town roof material of choice from about 1850 through 1920 or so was standing seam tin with varying lead content, it was durable, it was cheaper than shingle and held up better.

Plaster tends to dull the sound of rain on a tin roof but rain is not noticeable unless it is very, very heavy. Even then it is a cacophony which is pleasant and lulling.
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wain
Hey, this is a just a great commentary on cable form in time & structure.
   
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jeffrospert

In the last photo here, I really like the steel collar ties. Where ever did you get this material?

   

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