Guest User
7/6/2007
I have a customer that wants to use the 9" oc 3/4" high rib through fastened panel on a house he is building. This house will have a flying gable or prow. The gable will be approximately 4' wider at the ridge than at the eave. I've tried to get him to use standing seam with no luck. Any good ideas for detailing this condition using a through fastened panel?
Guest User
7/21/2007
I'm about to start building a log cabin that has a prow up in NC. I want a metal roof but standing seam isn't in the budget. Is there no good way to seal the gable of the a prow using one of the panels that has the screws exposed?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/22/2007
About all you can do is use a quality color matched butyl caulk sealant. The roofing manufacturer should be able to help. Any sort of trim piece will be prone to gathering rain, ice, snow, tree leaves, etc.
Guest User
7/23/2007
If you don't mind the exposed edge you can taper the panels using a nibbler or shear to fit. To seal, take the inside closures, cut the large sections out and caulk them in to fill the big void of the ribs. Use expanding sealant under the rest to seal along the tapered part. Make sure your contractor uses touch up paint along the cut edge or it may drip rust on your rake board. My customer doesn't want the exposed edge or voids of the high rib to show, I can't think of a way to detail it without creating some type of dam at the high ribs that will block water and or catch debris.
Guest User
7/28/2007
My contract did a prowl roof on another house and the edge looks like the devil. You can see where each bite was taken with the nippers. Whats the cleanest way to sut this edge. He said a composition saw negates the warrenty because of the heat>
Guest User
8/1/2007
Dave, your installer needs to use either an electric nibbler (Hitachi, Dewalt and Fein all have good ones) or electric shear (kett)to cut the metal. Both give a much smoother edge than hand shears without the heat buildup of circular saws. You still need to touch up the edge to seal it or it will rust.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
8/4/2007
thanks.
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