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Old 04-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #46
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Salahnajm: You probably have the same type of covering/siding that's in your sun room, it was popular in the fifties . Remove your aluminum siding in the affected area using a flat bar, it'll take about 10 minutes. What siding you take off put in a safe place.After all roofing is done and flashing is in, you'll be putting in a vinyl j channel ,sold at home depot and you can pop rivot it to the flashing, and seal the rivots.Then you'll have to measure carefully to make sure the siding works out,when you put back. No, do not start off by sawing the siding in parallel with the roof line. From your pictures it appears you have about three inches of roof fall each side of center ,which is good. What ever material you choose ,give lots of consideration to the flashing as a hard driving rain can be hard to seal out. You got all summer so take your time.

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Here's another option you may consider: I'm convinced your leaks are coming in through the doorway area, and not the gutter area. I still say you need to get rid of the door and put in a window ,or even omit the window if you don't have to have it. For the time being you can even do what Slyfox said , just recloth the seams and coat with what he said, the roof appears to be in good shape from the pictures, but once you do the flashing first class, you can always slide your covering under the flashing later, or have a total rip-out, but your walls will be done. Aluim siding should be done first class, and it's very simple to do. bernie
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Here's another option you may consider: I'm convinced your leaks are coming in through the doorway area, and not the gutter area. I still say you need to get rid of the door and put in a window ,or even omit the window if you don't have to have it. For the time being you can even do what Slyfox said , just recloth the seams and coat with what he said, the roof appears to be in good shape from the pictures, but once you do the flashing first class, you can always slide your covering under the flashing later, or have a total rip-out, but your walls will be done. Aluim siding should be done first class, and it's very simple to do. bernie
I vote against replacing the door with a window since I know how to waterproof the door. However, you will have to remove and replace the door.
Your new flashing should run underthe door sill for proper water flow. New flashing should also wrap up the door framing between the framing and the jamb, and around to the area behind the window. The top of the soon to be installed roof flashing should go behind the siding underlayment and be sealed to the wall sheathing.

Be careful when replacing the siding, as you will not want to puncture your soon to be newly roof flashing. You may be able to get away with a few face nails through the course of siding in order to secure it. Removing and replacing aluminum siding is a PITA to get it nice.

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