Metal Roofing Rust proofing and Sealing

Guest User
8/18/2004
In January of this year, I bought an 1885 Victorian (Carpenter's Gothic) style home, which still has its original tin shingle roofing sections (6"x9"), that we want to keep (especially since the tong and groove roofing is in great condition). However, the previous owner’s maintenance was done in sections - some is painted, tarred, and fiber coated - and some has rusted down to the bear metal. In order to protect and seal the entire roof, and still maintain its beauty, what is (are) the best products to apply to the shingles and what would be the process (take into consideration we do not want a "rubber liquid that will cover the identity of the shingle, nor do we want a "Roof or Tough Kote" that will contract and crack, nor are we rich). Jim Pellegrini 607-582-7528
Guest User
8/18/2004
Jim, Since you left your phone number, I will try to give you a call and we will talk our way through this a bit. Todd
Guest User
11/15/2004
1. Do metal roofs rust? 2. Can metal roofs be pitched on a flat roof? 3. What is the construction of a metal roof? ie: Exactly what materal is in a metal roof? Thank you for you immediate reply. Rosemary Stevens
Guest User
11/15/2004
1. Do metal roofs rust? 2. Can metal roofs be pitched on a flat roof? 3. What is the construction of a metal roof? ie: Exactly what materal is in a metal roof? Thank you for you immediate reply. Rosemary Stevens
Guest User
11/15/2004
There are many rust-free metals used in metal roofing, such as aluminum, copper, and zinc. However, today's steel roofs also come available with metallic and other coatings which provide great corrosion resistance. There are particular metal roof systels designed for very low slope roofs. Generally, these types of metal roofs are used on commercial and insutrial buildings. Metal roofs generally consist of base metal with coatings on both sides. With steel, there are is usually a zinc / aluminum coating on both sides and there may be a painted or stne coat finish on top of that. Aluminum roofing is typically painted both sides. Zinc and copper roofing are usually unpainted. Most residential metal roofs will be installed with a solid roof deck beneath them, and an underlayment. Individual manufacturers will provide details on their systems.
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