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I have a Lustron home. I have owned it for 2 years. Two of the panels of roof are bent, it looks like 8 due to tile affect. You can see the sky from the attic.
Could I remove those 2 tiles, each about 40 in wide by 10 inch high and have them straightened or replicated?
If I have to replace the roof can I do so without using sheathing? There is no sheathing now and I'm not sure of the weight load of the metal roof frame.
A metal roof guy in Sioux Falls wants direction. He is also concerned about weight load.
Thanks so much.
The Lustron panels were heavier than most steel roofs today because of the porcelain coating. They are no longer made and are difficult to fabricate / repair. If you install a new roof, I would suggest solid decking and then an aluminum or steel roof. Aluminum will be lower weight than steel. There are aluminum shingles available that look similar to your current tiles. I think you will be okay from a weight standpoint but you could have an engineer review things.
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