Guest User
3/5/2006
I am considering a metal roof, but i am concerned of the water tightness reliability of metal vs shingles or tile. The venting system of the metal roof doesnt seem to have a way of being sealed . My present roof is asphalt shingles and vents with turbines. When hurricanes threaten or pass through the turbines can be removed and a cap seals the opening. I dont see how i can prevent water from entering the metal roof vents? Can someone enlighten me on this subject.
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
3/8/2006
The building code in FL requires that ventilation accessories be tested for wind driven rain which is about 110-120 MPH. Ask to see the FL product approval on the metal roof covering and the ridge vent. Having said that there are a number of long life vent mesh that fit the various profiles of metal roofing which do an excellant job of venting and sealing the elements out. They fit under the ridge trim and are hardly noticeable.
Guest User
4/13/2006
Thnx for reply, i have since signed a contract with a highly recommended roofer, Im having the roof vented via my soffit vents and removing the old turbines which will be replaced by a ridge vent. The roofer did state that there was a mesh, as you pointed out, that is placed under ridge cap called "ProfileVent". Having gone through several hurricanes...im still crossing my fingers.
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
4/18/2006
You are doing everything correct and that is a recognized vent product that is tested for wind driven rain. Good luck.
Guest User
12/10/2006
i have Two trailors together with a metal roof built on top of the two trailors, what could be making it leak when the weather reaches below 32 degrees out side?
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
12/11/2006
Probsbly you arer getting condensation building up and freezing on the underside and then as it gets warmer it melts and drips.
Guest User
12/11/2006
What can I do to keep it from freezing and driping down in my house?
Guest User
12/11/2006
It is destroying my ceiling, and molding, what can i do to keep this from freezing and leaking down into my house?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
12/12/2006
If you use this website hopefully you can locate an experienced metal roofing contractor who can help you.
Guest User
8/1/2008
We are building a 4200 sq ft. house and went to Calif. to get our metal shingle roof. It was installed 1 1/2 years ago by very experienced roofers and as of to date we cannot finish our house because of 5 leaks. Everything was done correctly but still leaks. We have used several tubes of roof caulk. We wish we had NEVER heard of a metal shingle roof.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
8/1/2008
Are you working with the manufacturer to try to resolve the issues? Was the product installed on the appropriate pitch, etc? Feel free to email pictures to me if you wish and I will try to help. [email protected]
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