What clips to use in a Marine Environment?

Guest User
6/20/2016
I am doing a remodel project in northern Washington State (San Juan Islands). Plenty of Marine air in this area and the cabin is on a cliff above a beach. PLENTY of wind & rain in the winter too. We are considering a metal roof. Nobody around here has done aluminum, so steel seems to be the only choice. I have numerous questions. The roof is a 3.5 / 12 Hip Roof, with a small cricket to the chimney. There is a carport attached with a 1 (maybe .5) / 12 pitch. There are two pipe vents, one stovetop fan vent, a bath fan vent and 5 roof jack vents presently. 1. ) Can someone please explain how vent pipes and fan jacks/vents are properly covered or installed? I have seen some pretty sloppy jobs on YouTube. I want them done properly, so they never leak and so they look good, as the cabin is very low to the ground and the roof is really prominent. 2.) Should I spec out SS clips & screws? Is this necessary even though they are covered with roofing? 3.) Should the carport's present torch down be removed and the existing 2x6 Car Decking be covered with 1/2" or 5/8" plywood and ice & water shield? 4.) If the roofers must use sealant anywhere, what is the best bullet proof sealant for them to use? (Can these roofs ever be done without sealant?) This cabin has been passed down in our family since the 1800's so it's not the typical roof that will be sold in 7 years. Longevity is a big goal on this project. BTW, I want the seam to be double mechanically seamed too. Nu-Ray Metals is big in this area and they have a panel (NRM-2000 Mechanically-seamed panel ideal for low slope roofs; 1½? rib height) that seems to meet my purpose. Your thoughts & suggestions are appreciated! Thanks very much.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/20/2016
1. Depends on where the pipe boot falls but Dektite makes plenty of options and you can cover the exposed boot with a plastic cover to protect it from UV. 2. We usually run SS clips but a type of climasealed screw with a plasticized coating on it. 3. I would do it all in metal if you should remove it and put a new deck down. 4. Depends on if they are color matching but Geocel makes a good sealant I can't believe that in a coastal environment that nobody is running aluminum coil?
Guest User
6/20/2016
Thanks Eric, I'm not sure if the clips here are standard in SS, as I know SS screws are not. On the carport I do want to cover it in metal, but I wonder if I should first remove the torch down, then apply the plywood, then Ice & Water Shield, then the metal? Is all that necessary? I don't want to pinch penny's today just to lose dollars tomorrow. Does the sealer show around the vents, if done properly?
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
6/20/2016
For the small offset in price (labor and disposal), I would remove the old roof. The vents are sealed with a flexible boot material and the flange of the boot is glue and screwed to the deck.

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