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hidden 1 10-28-2011 11:55 PM

metal roofing question.
I have a simple question on steel roofing.
Had a small one added to home for over patio and noticed the screws are in the middle of the flattest areas and not beside the high points.Will i have any problems by not having them beside the higher points or the 1 inch ridges?

Also on the sides, where the gable runs, how close to edge or over should 1st panel go; and is the starting edge on outside to be curved edge or the flat side?

rossfingal 10-29-2011 05:28 AM

Post some pictures.


hidden 1 10-29-2011 03:08 PM

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hidden 1 10-29-2011 03:11 PM

on 2nd picture does flat edge go on outside and should it be ou out a tad or level with corner?

screws are where leaf in 1st pic is-between the arches in the flattest area

harry_ho 10-29-2011 08:47 PM

I always leave about 1-1/2 inches hanging over the rakes and eaves. I've never heard of capping installed along a rake like that.

And about the screw placement...I don't think it matters as long as the screws are seated properly. I've always put them right next to the ridges.

hidden 1 10-29-2011 09:46 PM

so its correct to place first panel with flat edge at outside?.its gable on edges.

harry_ho 11-04-2011 07:07 PM


Originally Posted by hidden 1 (Post 759839)
so its correct to place first panel with flat edge at outside?.its gable on edges.

Well, that's the way I've always done it, but I am not a full-time roofer. I have installed probably a dozen metal roofs, and never had a leak doing it this way, though.

I always space the screws along the rakes closer together than everywhere else, too.

If you can get some installation instructions from the manufacturer, it would be a good idea to look 'em over.

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