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kellyyouse

08:13AM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 09/11/02
78 lifetime posts
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Hi,

My porch roof is showing signs of water penetration--the white coating on the "ceiling" has brown water stains. We don't have "true gutters," just a slight slope that directs water to the downspout. The roofing appears to be metal-clad with a coating of paint topped off with an aluminum roofing coat.

It all appears structurally sound, so I wanted to ask the best way of stopping the water penetration. Can I apply another roofing coat? Or can I apply new tar paper?

I really don't have the finanaces right now to have it completely redone by a professional.

I appreciate any assistance!

Kelly

youse@comcast.net

dodgeroof

03:16AM | 04/08/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Coatings {as discussed in another recnet post}, are fine in their place, which is generally as a protecive measure for the surface of the metal OR asphalt-based roof covering. They don't really seal up various "openings" that well. "Openings" of a metal roof can occur from screw/nail heads, rusted crimped seams, side or end lap seams, drain outlets, and any abutments you may have with the walls or drip edges. If you could provide a bit more detail on the configuration of the roof itself, and/or photos, I might be able to offer an idea.

IF you have the ability to upload any photo you might have to a particular URL, you could then post the URL...or feel free to email me photo attachment at:

earl@dodgeroofing.com

or

roofix@comcast.net

A roof CAN be your friend

kellyyouse

05:40PM | 04/24/05
Member Since: 09/11/02
78 lifetime posts
Hi,

Sorry for the delay in response. I wanted to ask if you would still be willing to look at photos of my porch roof to help me answer my questions about the best route to take in performing a re-roof or repair of some kind. It was very kind of you to offer in the first place!

Let me know,

Kelly

dodgeroof

03:00AM | 04/25/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Sure. Send them to:

earl@dodgeroofing.com

A roof CAN be your friend

BV003364

04:08PM | 02/25/14
I have a top porch which has a railing around and us used for leasure use. However its not pitched and need repair. the ceiling is leaking in apartment. My questions is if the rubber roof is installed can it still be used as a leasure space with railing?
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