daniel laroche
6/18/2009
My house has a simple standing seam panel roof on the porch. It has open 2x4 purlings on 16" centers. The pitch is 3.8:1. The problem in water leaks in between the seams. The manufacturer has been out to inspect it, because they were sure it was a head wall flashing problem, but admitted that is not the problem once they came out. I got the usual "we'll be in touch" when they left, then nothing. When I finally managed to get an answer they told me that the panels were leaking because they had not been installed over a solid substrate and were not intended for this purpose. The panels were manufactured by jet metals and are the jm1000 profile. Any ideas or suggestions on this? Now that I have grown aware of these roofs, I notice this profile everywhere and have made friends with people that have them. We got the water hose out and guess what? They leak also, but the underlayment is hiding the water. Alot of time went into the installation of my roof and the panels were not pulled apart or bent in any way.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/18/2009
That is a rather unusual panel design on the male leg. Most have an extra portion of metal to help prevent water infiltration at the seams. I am not sure what else to say. It does need to be installed with decking and underlayment in my opinion.
Guest User
6/20/2009
Unfortunatly this is not a small problem. The porches actually leak as the dew drips from the upper roof in the morning. I am really not sure where to go from here. The porches leave me with little faith in the main roof even though it is 10:12 and has all the metal and tile underlayment etc. I always think of that stuff as insurance and nothing more. What would you do in this case? At the least I feel the manufacturer should refund the cost of materials. One time they offered to replace the materials, but I had just burned up 6 weeks of my life putting the roof on, and was too mad to think about starting over.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
6/20/2009
give me a call at my office next week and let's talk it through some. 1-800-543-8938 ext 201
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