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Putting a metal roof on a garage question.
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Dan    Posted 02-15-2003 at 08:16:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I will leave the old asphalt shingles on and strap over them to accomodate the tin,What about the facia. Do I need taller facia to meet up with the tin since there will be a gap at the edge with the tin being laid on the strapping.I hope I explained myself ok. Any ideas?

Mike D. ** make sure you don't trap moisture.    Posted 02-15-2003 at 23:19:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is this on your house, or outbuilding? It might not be a good idea to put tin over 3 tab shingles. The mineral on the shingles will act as an abrasive whenever there is a load on the tin (i.e.- snow, wind, big feet) this will score the galv. The roof will hold moisture between the layers if you don't allow for some air flow between the tin and the asphalt. With the scoring of the galv. and the dampness under the tin you will have the deal rot out from the inside out. Might take 10 years to do it, but count on it happening. Tin will last the longest when it doesn't have any substrate under it. Our house has 60 year old tin on it. When you are in the attic looking up you see the bottom side of the tin. No trapped moisture, no worries.

Cindi    Posted 02-15-2003 at 12:32:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dan, we specialized in metal roofing when we owned our roofing company. If you want to e mail me a detailed list of questions, I'll get my hubby to answer them for you. I can't help, I kept the books. Are you using 5V, or standing seam. Or corrugated. Need to be careful going over shingle some will cause a reaction in the metal prompting rust.

wade    Posted 02-15-2003 at 11:09:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gutters should cover the sides and you can but a piece of rake mould on the gable ends or even a 1x2 would look fine.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-15-2003 at 08:27:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have various layers on my house...Cedar Shake, Asphalt, then Tin on top...You can look at the eaves and count the layers...So far so good...But then agan...The Tin has only been on for 50 years or so...


Les...ROFL!    Posted 02-15-2003 at 08:49:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Better give it a few more years before you make any judgment, Salmoneye. Don't want to be hasty about these things.
I like the idea of all those gaps. Gives a lot more places for the starlings and hornets to build their nests.

coon/maybe    Posted 02-15-2003 at 08:56:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
old fisheye should check for coons too with that many layers on,ROFL

Salmoneye    Posted 02-15-2003 at 09:14:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Used to have a problem with Red Squirrels in the attic...Then I got a couple 'outdoor' cats...

One of them spent a couple days in the attic one year...Have not seen a chipmunk or Red since 1995 here...

Actually...It is pretty amazing how tight the layers are...The hornets like the cracks in the shed eaves better than the house anyway...

Coons fear me...Well...Maybe it's the Wife...She is a better shot...


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