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Old 05-27-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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Question............when I had my new roof installed and also had them put on aluminum sofits and facsia.........I notice that when the sun light shines directly on the aluminum, it looks bowed, bented and dented, I dont' see this under conditions only in direct sun. Is this normal? or was it installed incorrectly, thanks, G
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i hate residential metal trim for those reasons
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Is theri a difference between commercial and res metal, I would think metal is metal, no?
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commercial comes in diff thickness/grades, if your lucky on res you may get a stiff coil stock but usually just thin aluminum which moves a lot from temp,poor fastening, direct sun ,poor sub structure. so yes it will move, of course you should'nt need to paint
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The effect you are describing is called, "Oilcanning", which is the distortion of the sheet metal, either aluminum, galvanized steel or even copper.

Darker colors show this more prominently, as does thinner guages of sheet metals used, which are very typical for residential usage, unfortunately.

Additionally, the fastening pattern and techniques may not have be adequately followed, thereby nailing the fascia metal instead of hanging or pinning the metal.

You are rarely going to encounter any installer, getting paid by production, who will either know or take the additional time or expense to do this trim metal precisely correct, so unless the distortion is so prominent to devalue the exterior aesthetics of your home on a regular basis, the best thing is to stop focusing on it.

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