Guest User
Hi, I am planning on adding an addition onto a cabin with a screwdown metal roof. The addition will be at a 90 degree angle to the current structure and I am wondering how to attach the addition. Will I need to cut the existing material and insert a flasing channel for the 90 degree bend? Can you give me some advice on options for adding on to existing screwdown roofing?
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
First advise is to select a roofing material that matches and contact the manufacturer. You are on the right track but the valley metal needs to be a W valley or a double W as the rain will come down fast on the steep slope and could run up under the other sheets. Sometimes it is best to remove the existing metal, install ice ans water shield up the valley and then re install.
Guest User
Is it hard to cut metal roofing with a circular saw and a masonry blade or is there a better way? Also, how can you tell who manufactured the roofing if the prior owner doesn't know where it is from?
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
We do not recommend cutting with an abrasive blade unless the cut is covered as it will rust as the metalic protection was burned away. Use an electric shear or nibbler which are generally available for rent. As to identifying the manufacturer of the existing material, go to the manufacturer members of our site and look at their offering. Second go to your local building retail yard and see what they carry and matybe they can identify it.
Guest User
I have some W Valley that has rusted on my house. The roof in about 9 months old and I would like to know can it be fixed with paint or is it better to replace it? The roof is weatherwood fiberglass singles, and the place is on the back of the house. I sent a picture of the rusted area for you to look at, hope it helps. Please let me know what you think Thanks
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
The picture did not come through. This sounds like faulty materials. I would replace it.
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