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Wait, you have a DECK over metal roof that is NAILED down? You pretty much won't be able to stop leaks :/ but you can try... 1) take out all nails and use Rubber Washer screws. 2) seal each skrew and all overlaps with SOLAR SEAL 900 - you can find it online. Best thing is to use a real waterproofing material for flat roof decks - ...


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You can easily do this. Take out the bricks to just below roof rafters. DON'T take out the whole chimney because old homes often use chimney for structural support! I did the same thing on my 1900 house - took brick out so they were 5-10" below rafters, and framed over the hole. If you worry about snow load, you can reinforce the rafters that are near the ...


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For what it''s worth, I did exactly this as part of the process of replacing my shingles (which were nearing end-of-life). That had the advantage of letting the roofers completely open the patient, remove the top courses until it was safely below roof level, install a nice strong patch over the hole (in fact they were putting plywood over the old king-pine ...


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I was going to suggest rainhandler as well - because I'm a civil engineer and I think it's a neat idea - but not because I've ever actually seen it used (it is not a common product). However, I would not install on my own home if heavy snows or ice were a big concern. I believe what you're looking for is a simple drip edge, similar to your picture. Do a ...


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Oh what a shame you already did the roof. That would have been a perfect opportunity to add rigid foam insulation boards above the roof sheathing. A vented roof is definitely better from the perspective of shingle life and moisture resistance, but with such shallow rafters and an unwillingness to lose any ceiling height, that's not an option. If you go with ...


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Carefully pull the suspect nails (or all the nails) with a small pry bar or "cat's paw" and replace with new corrugated roofing nails like these: Or, if appearance is not important, smear a big glob of roof patch over the existing nails' heads.


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Roofs need to be ventilated to remove excess moisture and to inprove teh effectiveness of your insulation. In the summer, improper ventilation can cause attic heat to build in excess of 160°F. This super-heated air eventually penetrates the ceiling insulation into the living area below. In the winter, warm interior air leaking through the insulation can ...


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This study demonstrated not only no increased corrosion near an EDPM o-ring on an aluminum sample after 4 years immersion in salt water, but actually a lack of corrosion where the o-ring protected the aluminum from contact with salt water. The unprotected surface of the aluminum did corrode, but that's normal (it's salt water, not rainwater...) EDPM is the ...



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