Clyde Cummings
7/13/2008
We had a metal roof installed about 1-1/2 years ago. Since that time the gray closers they use, we have been finding the closers in the yard. The closers in the ridge are staying in place but the closers which were installed along the eve are all falling out. How important is it to replace the closers? Or can we use something like "Expanded of Foam" in place of the closers. Thank You for your time!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/13/2008
I would not use expanded foam -- too difficult to control and unpredictable. You could use a quality butyl or urethane sealant Are you sure the closures are not designed to provide ventilation? That could change things a bit. As to whether they are necessary, that depends a lot upon exactly how the roof has been flashed otherwise. Chances are they do have some importance though.
Clyde Cummings
7/13/2008
My thought is that they are only there to keep birds & critters out...They have three sides which are all sticky...But they are not staying in place.....Does it hurt to leave them out?
Clyde Cummings
7/13/2008
Our roof is a R-Panel metal roofing 26 gauge. It was installed over top our existing roof. They ran 1" x 4" wood slats across the roof first and then installed the R-Panel on top of the slats. The closers are solid foam triangle shape with three sticky side. They fit in the raised part of the metal roof at the eve. I don't think there are to many left in place now.....What would be good to use to keep them in place?
Guest User
7/14/2008
Clyde, It doesn't hurt to leave them out and they are made to keep critters out but also, on low slope roofs, they help to keep water from weeping uphill (capillary action) and getting between the metal panel and metal edge. We leave them out unless the homeowner insists on them. We have glued them in, but still after a few years the foam deteriates enough that it lets go from the adhesive and away they go.
Guest User
7/14/2008
Thanks for the information Wade...I'll leave them out for now and see what happens. I have watched while it rained and I haven't notice any water weeping back under...Thanks!
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/14/2008
Thanks.
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