Robert Noland
9/15/2008
Let me try this one more time. The margins keep moving my graphics. I built a small shed, 16 X 32 on my property. I chose 5 V metal to cover it, roof and sides. I bought $600 worth of 16 foot 5 V to do the roof, and got some bad instructions on how to install it. Either he told me wrong, or I heard him wrong. Now I have this on the roof and find that I did it wrong. It should have been put down like ~~~~~~~~~~~~~* second sheet /\/\____/\_/\ over first sheet~~~~~/\/\_______/\_/\ And I put it down like this; ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* second sheet /\/\______/\_/\ over first sheet~~~~~~~~/\/\_______/\_/\ I only have one of the peaks overlapping the sheet under each new sheet. To make it worse, I understood him to say to put the screw in the flat section between the two peaks, as shown by the * in the above. Totally wrong! Now, I'm faced with either A. taking it all down and throwing away $600, then starting all over. B. Leaving it the way it is and hoping for the best. C. Taking each piece up and moving it over so that both peaks of the top piece fit over both peaks of the bottom piece, and then having to calk each of the holes I put in the flat vally by mistake. Or, D.? Please. Tell me what I should do. Thanks.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/15/2008
What kind of a pitch does the roof have?
Guest User
9/16/2008
It drops 1 foot for every 4 feet running.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/17/2008
If it were steeper I would suggest your option B. In light of the pitch, though, your option C might be best.
Guest User
9/17/2008
Thanks for the input.
Guest User
9/17/2008
Any particular kind of caulk?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
9/17/2008
I would suggest a butyl caulk or as a second choice, urethane caulk.
Guest User
9/19/2008
Thanks. Guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
Guest User
9/19/2008
Robert, In your graphic, you show the v's with the flat spot being installed over the v's with no flat spot. It goes the other way. The v's with the flat spot goes under the one without it. That flat section is called a water channel. [email protected]
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