Guest User
7/29/2008
I'm sorry for posting this twice. I put it in the wrong catagory before. I have a double wide mobile home, it is in a low lying area and has been hit hard by the flooding we have had in SW MO since the first of the year. I have had up to a foot and a half of water running under my home 3 times this year. Normally we don't get that much water but once every two or three years. My vinyl skirting has been demolished. I was wondering about using the metal roofing material as skirting. We would put treated wood along the bottom and secure the panels to it and also secure them to the bottom edge of the home. Does this sound like a feasible project?
Nate Libbey
7/30/2008
Metal roofing is quite commonly used as skirting. That being said, most metal roofing products are NOT reccomended to be fastened directly to treated lumber. The chemicals used to treat this lumber can have a unwanted reaction with the panel coating. Also they will eat away galvanized screws or nails. With some products there is a way around this, through using stainless steel screws and a barrier between the treated lumber and the panels. The best idea is probably to use regular wood instead of treated.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/30/2008
Nate's advice, as always, is spot on.
Guest User
8/1/2008
But won't the regular wood rot? I was even told to put old railroad ties on the end of the home that gets the most water, What about galvanized roofing and paint it white??
Guest User
8/1/2008
Maybe I should add on this that I am a 60 y/o woman on my own and whatever I finally use, will need to be something that me and my sons can do ourselves, Thanks
Nate Libbey
8/5/2008
The paint would protect the galvanized coating on the panels somewhat, although it wouldn't help with the screws. As I mentioned above, you could probably put a barrier (such as 30lb felt paper or synthetic underlayment) cut into strips between the two surfaces. Most metal roofing suppliers should be able to supply you with the stainless steel screws. (although they might take a few days to get them)
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/9/2008
Thanks Nate.
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