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Replace fabric roof on gazebo for metal or hard top material

I have a a steel frame gazebo with ripped canopy. Therefore, I was thinking of replacing the canopy with hard top. I have started my research and I arrived at these options 1- Ondura corrugated panel (...
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What is the best silicone sealer for a mobile home roof and best installation techniques?

Need some help here. We need to seal our single wide mobile home roof. I've read that silicone is best. From there I've seen multiple instalation recommendations from just clean the roof make sure its ...
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Leaking Metal Gutters

The screws attaching the gutters to the metal awning have rusted. They don't move when I turn them. There is also some white powder substance on the gutters and the metal awning. They are leaking in a ...
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How can I keep water from saturating the bottom row of siding over a metal roof?

In the picture you can see water intrusion on the bottom layer of siding above the metal flashing. Was the flashing installed incorrectly? It was never sealed with caulk or anything. There is a second ...
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How can I prevent water from wicking up drip edge under steel roofing?

I've got two problems: The edge of my 2nd story roof does not protrude past the drip edge, which is causing water to track back up and under the metal panel. It's a shallow pitch, and the water has ...
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Bugs getting into screen deck through metal roofing gaps

Just had a screened in porch built with a metal roof. But now bugs are getting in through the gaps the corrugated roof left on the side. How do I plug them? Seems too large of a gap for caulking and ...
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What are the Best Practices for insulation, vapour barriers et al on a vintage RV with a single sheet galvanized metal roof. From the inside

Likely due to bearing heavy snow loads ( previous owner(s) ) The single sheet galvanized roof developed a few dips where water collects. When the water is deep enough it infiltrates around the edges ...
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2x10 for deck and roof beam span 14’

I am building a 28L x 8D deck with a metal roof off the house. The deck is going to be only 12 inches off the ground. I’m using 2x10-8 pressure treated for floor joists 16 O.C. And Trex. With my 28’ ...
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How do I reduce extreme wind noise in a standing seam roof?

I've noted lots of wind noise from our standing seam panels, a roaring in the metal 'pans' forming the long panels that is, at times, deafening. My question: is there a reasonably effective solution? ...
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End caps for standing seam metal roof

I've installed a standing seam metal roof as shown below: Any ideas how I can approach the seam terminations shown above? Here's a top view detail of one standing seam termination, showing where I've ...
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How to fix or remove skylight on metal roof that was installed over shingles?

The previous owners installed a metal roof over existing shingles less then 10 years ago so we were told the roof should last at least 20 more years. A heavy rain revealed a leak from our skylight. ...
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Rain diverter on metal roof [closed]

I have a standing-seam metal roof (without gutters), which pitches down over the front door. This causes a couple of issues: It is awkward to go out the door when it is raining, as you need to walk ...
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Roughly how long to single-handedly install a metal roof?

I am preparing to replace my roof in the new year, either hire someone to do shingles, or, I really like the idea of doing a standing seam snaplock metal roof myself. However, my weakness is time ...
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Aluminum roofing over shingles

Can I reroof my garage with aluminum panels, but go over the existing shingles? I’m fairly certain they contain asbestos and don’t want to remove the old. Surface is plenty flat and planar, and I can ...
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Metal roof ROI?

Wondering if there is anyone out there who has completely replaced their asphalt roof with metal (standing seam and/or metal shingles). I want to know how well metal roofs hold up and how (or if) they'...
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Should I have my contractor redo the underlayment?

I’m having my roof redone and on the roof where my roofer is going to install standing seam metal roof he put down Winterguard HT fastened with staples (because it was cold so it didn’t stick well). ...
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Metal roof decking is rotting along edges

I'll try to keep the backstory short: My family has an old WWII era camp that was reroofed a couple years back. At the time, money was tight so the hired help was maybe not the best. We're ...
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standing seam metal roof: length of the clip-strip fastener

What is the usual length of the fastener that holds the clip-strip to the decking for a standing seam metal roof?
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Galvanized 5V Crimp roofing screw placement with battens/counterbattens

I am installing 5V crimp roofing over an addition to my small house. The additions's roof joins the house under a 14" eave. The main house slope is 5/12 or about 22.5 deg. The addition slope is 10 deg....
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What type of underlayment is appropriate for metal roofing?

I'm building a shed with a metal roof. What underlayment material should go between my OSB roof deck and the steel panels?
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Is replacing the nails with gasketed screws likely to remedy leaks in a metal shed roof?

I own a 40 year old shed with a steel roof that was fastened using gasketed nails. Over time the nails have worked loose and the gaskets disintegrated and many of the holes leak. Will pulling them ...
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Solutions for noisy-in-the-rain tinned roof

Our new apartment has the peculiar problem that even light rain drops falling on the tinned/metallic roof of the balcony (pictured below) make a terrible popping noise. I normally love to keep the ...
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Fact-check on metal roof quote by roofing company

I hope this is an appropriate place to ask this question. We've just bought our first house and it is in need of a new roof, so I'm shopping around for quotes. Metal roofs seem like something we'd be ...
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Will my roof rot if I put steel over wet framing? [duplicate]

My mother's roof has been leaking for over 3 years now. Ceilings falling in in some rooms and leaks in most. She paid someone to put the roof on and he brought the all metal, put on 10 feet of roof ...
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building house aprox 150000 pounds using 6x6 posts--what is recomended spacing from 3ft high to 12 ft high [closed]

new home construction for home 36ft x 36ft with 8ft deck at high end. what should spacing 6x6 concreted in at 4ft deep with one end of house 3ft high and 12ft at high end with deck
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galvanic corrosion with anchor point on galvalume roofing

I'm going to add some sort of anchor point, for attaching a safety rope, to my galvalume roof (some sort of shoulder eye bolt, but that is a different discussion). My question, what metal is best ...
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WaterProofing (and WeatherProofing) gaps in roof

Our house roof consists is made up of roofing metal and cement sheets. Out of the total area of the roof 50% is covered with metal sheets. This part of the roof also has good slopes for the rain water ...
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What should I do about this roof leak?

We've recently noticed what looks like leaks in our roof. In one room: And in another room: We have a cathedral ceiling, very little roof space, and a tin roof. We're in Melbourne, Australia, which ...
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How noisy is a metal roof in the rain?

We have two dormers (roughly 12x12 each) with a very low pitch roof (1:12, essentially flat). They've been roofed with rolled rubber for about 20 years but it's getting to be time to replace. This is ...
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What can I do to repair my metal gazebo frame?

My friend gave my his old gazebo frame as the canvas has worn out and replacing it was equivalent to the cost of getting a new one. It is 10x10 feet. I bought a medium duty green brown tarp to cover ...
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What to paint a rusting metal roof with

I have a bump out in front of the house with a sloped metal roof on it that is rusting. I want to fix this before it becomes a problem but I can not find reliable advice for my particular situation. ...
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Decking on a Metal Roof

I can't say for sure that I've ever seen a deck on a metal roof... is it against code? If not, can anyone point me in the right direction for information about building a deck (or a crows nest) on top ...
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Leaking corrugated metal roof

I have a place that has a corrugated metal roof under a wood deck. It's a pretty large area, maybe 40' x 40'. When it rains, water leaks through some of the nails. The deck boards are not nailed ...
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Low slope roof (2:12) - acceptable for metal roofing?

I'm designing a garage for my backyard and I want to obscure my view as little as possible. I've read that asphalt shingles aren't great on a 2:12 slope, so I'm just planning on using metal roofing. ...
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Christmas Lights on a Metal Roof

Does anyone have any experience with metal roofs and Christmas lights? I've got icicle lights and red C9 lights. The icicle lights I was able to use my shingle hooks and place between a foam padding ...
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Do I need soffit vents and can I add them without taking the roof apart?

Last year, we re-roofed out 83-year old house. We removed the 3-layer cedar/asphalt shingles and laid plywood decking, 30# paper, ice-barrier and 26-gauge metal roofing. As far as ventilation, we just ...
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What kind of insulation should we put under new tin roof?

We live in an old long leaf pine farmhouse that has no insulation in it. We are going to be putting a new metal roof on the house. The attic of the house was made into living space and so there is ...
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What's the true longevity of exposed fastener metal roofs?

I want to replace my roof. Exposed-fastener metal roofs are popular and common where I live, but nobody nearby has owned one long enough to really comment on the longevity. I worry that over time, the ...
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