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11:52PM | 11/10/04
Member Since: 11/10/04
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I'm in FL. and I hired a crew to put a metal roof on my cabin in WV.

They nailed the panels on the flats not on the ridges!!! I couldn't believe it when I saw the pictures they sent.

I need advice. What I would like to do is rip it all off and do it right but thats not financially practical. Am I going to have leaks? has anyone heard of this happening before?

Thanks, DS


05:56PM | 11/14/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
It is normal with modern roof fastenings to place them on the flats of the roofing materials when the fasteners are the srews with neoprene washers, The neoprene is capped with a cup washer and becomes a compression gasket once the screws are tightened properly.

But if they did use nails, you have a problem. They are intended to be used with the old corrugated tyope roof metal and to be placed on the ridges. It is not possible to get the same careful compression on the lead heads of the spiral shank nails as on screws with washers.

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07:52PM | 11/28/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
after a few years it will leak. put tar or excellent flexible caulking on the screws as added protection. unless the workers will come back and replace your roofing and screw the new metal down.

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