Guest User
6/1/2006
We have a 1970's trailor and we would like to go over the existing metal roof with another metal roof. Are there any tips that you could give us? The house also has a large added living room attached and it has shingles, we would like to do this in tin as well. Any help will be much appreciated.
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
6/2/2006
I would strap the roof vertically first with 1" lumber to create an air space. Then use a 1x4 horizontal at no more than 20" centres and use a vertical sheet profile. Use a vented mesh at the eave and ridge to vent the air space and choose a light colour for reflectivity and you will save on utility costs. If the slope is very low then choose a higher rib profile.
Guest User
6/2/2006
Great! Thanks so much for your help!!!
Guest User
6/2/2006
Hi Allan, I'm also following your outlined advice on my house. Can you clarify how I could use vented mesh at the eaves, while still using a drip edge type flashing? (at the eaves) Wouldn't the drip edge "cover" the mesh at the eaves? Thanks Aivars Berzins
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
6/5/2006
There are differant eave details and you should contact the manufacturer. The vented closure should be able to install between the drip and the roof sheet as most are designed to stop moisture from gettig in.
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