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Old 04-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Four year old metal roof starting to leak


I have a 4 year old metal roof starting to leak. It is a small leak and I called the roof installer. He is coming out to check it and said that metal roofs need maintenance and more than likely the screws will need a protective coating. I live in southern Louisiana and it rains a great deal and also have heavy downpours. My question should this 4 year old roof need a protective coating or possible something else is wrong?

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There's at least a dozen differant style metal roofs. Your going to have to post a picture and let us know which style metal you have.
No mention where it's leaking, what the slope of the roof is.
In any case, done right the roof should not need maintance in that short a time.
Did they use nails or screws?

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There's at least a dozen differant style metal roofs. Your going to have to post a picture and let us know which style metal you have.
No mention where it's leaking, what the slope of the roof is.
In any case, done right the roof should not need maintance in that short a time.
Did they use nails or screws?
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Exposed fastener metal roofs are potentially a recipe (if done wrong) for disaster.
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