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Old 02-21-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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I have a customer insisting I put regular painted steel roofing on a screen enclosure where I am only going to be able to achieve a 1/2 twelve pitch. He says he has done it before on a shed with good results. I have told him I cannot guarantee it and the supplier wont warrenty their product. I will have to use a butyl sealer on the laps and screw very carefully. Can any pros out there point out drawbacks in doing this? Thanks
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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You are the guy that has to warranty it. If you don't think it will fly then tell the guy. If he insists on you putting the metal roofing on then you have two options. Take the risk that it will fail and you will be responsible for the repair of the roof and everything else the the leak ruins or walk away.

I would choose to walk away.

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As thee ole contractors adage goes....You touch it, you own it.
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I hear what you guys are saying. If nothing else I would put a clause in the contract saying I'm not responsible and he understands its his baby. Not water tight for sure(unintended pun there). Got a while to think about it. Thanks
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The clause will do nothing. If you know it will be problematic and you go ahead and do it you will be responsible for it. It will also prove to the judge that you knew it would not work because you put it in your contract. Just a bad move.
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R905.10.2 Slope. The minimum slope for lapped, nonsoldered seam metal roofs without applied lap sealant shall be three units vertical in 12 units horizontal (25-percent slope). The minimum slope for lapped, nonsoldered seam metal roofs with applied lap sealant shall be one-half vertical unit in 12 units horizontal (4-percent slope). The minimum slope for standing seam roof systems shall be one-fourth unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2-percent slope).
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So JonM youre saying code allows this if sealant is applied to the lap? It did not specify standing seam on the 1/2 twelve. I considered standing seam, but all I found required mechanical seaming and there are areas where this would not be possible.(mechanical seaming on 1/2 twelve slope)
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The code also states you must follow the manufactures instillation standards/instructions....so your best bet is to go to the manufactures web site and get a the paper work with the specs...if they say its okay...your ass is covered.
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The code also states you must follow the manufactures instillation standards/instructions....so your best bet is to go to the manufactures web site and get a the paper work with the specs...if they say its okay...your ass is covered.
Note..I am using the 2005/2009 IRC which my state uses..yours may be different
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Hello,

AEP SPAN warranties their panels down to 1/4" in 12 as long as you follow the instillation guide.
Here is a link to their web page. http://www.aep-span.com/


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Make your seams 2-2-1/2" tall. Double locked. I've done a few like that. Or just flat-lock solder it like it should be.

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