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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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Baaaad roof! Best option to fix

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 ...