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Lath or not
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Stan ETenn    Posted 01-25-2005 at 14:15:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
We're going to re-roof our church and are going to use painted steel metal roofing. We're hearing pro and con about using lath(1X4 boards) under the metal. What's your thoughts about the lath? Thanks


Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-26-2005 at 05:25:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
May I suggest the original roof being sound also. Condensation from the new metal may just find any old leak you all either did or did not know about

Suggest pealing old roof covering and laying down an insulating board before appling steel.

That's my take on the subject dealing with dripping and non dripping barn roofs.

For what it's worth
Fernan


deadcarp    Posted 01-25-2005 at 22:02:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'd either use 2x4s r real long nails/screws. that wind under a sheet can lift a kid.


mojo    Posted 01-25-2005 at 14:19:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used 2x4 under mine just this past fall. It smooths the roof out and SHOULD help prevent rust by letting it air out underneath.
My 2 cents
mojo
mdw


mud    Posted 01-25-2005 at 14:25:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
the lath is a good idea if you let the air circulate between the old roof and the new. otherwise rust will occur. moisture has to be able to move in & out for the underside to stay dry. ridge vents and soffit vents allow air to move, and prevents rust on the underside of the metal.

mud


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