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Gary
Posted on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a terne-coated steel (I think - it's painted) flat-seam metal porch roof - not big (8 x 12 ft). Not leaking, and in pretty good shape except for:

* over the corner support columns there are metal patches that are coming unfastened from the roof below - not sure what's under there, but I'd like to seal them up
* paint is peeling all over

It's hard to find maintenance pointers for flat-seamed roofs - but this looked like a good resource. A few quick questions & I can get to work on it.

1/ I know tar is bad. Can I use silicone to reattach my detaching metal patches?
2/ Should I powerwash the whole thing prior to repainting?
3/ What paint? Latex? alkyd? something special?

Thanks for any help or pointers!
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admin
Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We use liquid asphalt emulsion and fiberglass rolled mesh to preserve old, dilapidated tin flat seam roofing, with good results.
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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like your metal is still in decent condition --Powerwash & Scrape exsisting tin Roof and try to find a source For Tinners Red oxide or Tinners green oxide paint -No primer need - Last 8-10 years sometimes longer before repainting- To patch loose metal use a good quality paintable silicone or urethane caulking -You may need to pop rivet the loose metal first.(You could use rust-oleum commerical grade paint if you cannot find Tinners paint) I perfer The Tinners Red or Green - Check with your Local Roofers supply-Hardware ect.Also use a brush to put it on with seems to last longer than if it is rolled on. Good luck.
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Gary
Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 07:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the advice - the roof is in pretty good shape and I'll see where I can find tinner's green - looks like "Shower Proof WB" is the product of choice. Of course knowing what to look makes it easier.
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Anonymous
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

what is this stuff all about--someone spamming?
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Joe Jenkins (Admin)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yep-spam attacks

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