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Imelda & flooding

Post by Woodsman Wannabe » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:26 pm

I was caught in the flooding in Beaumont this morning, but now back at the homestead.
Looking at Facebook and the news services, looks like the flooding has become fairly wide spread.
Hope everybody here is doing all right.

BTW, does anybody know if the screws in a metal roof are supposed to be replaced periodically? We suddenly have a small leak, and I am hoping it is just a matter of new screws....

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Re: Imelda & flooding

Post by jeffro » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:04 pm

Yes Woods, you have to take a screw gun and tighten the screws up every two or three years. If they don't want to tighten up you may have to go to a larger screw. If you have rubber gaskets you may have to replace the screws because the gaskets are cracking and failing.
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Re: Imelda & flooding

Post by Woodsman Wannabe » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:40 am

jeffro wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Yes Woods, you have to take a screw gun and tighten the screws up every two or three years. If they don't want to tighten up you may have to go to a larger screw. If you have rubber gaskets you may have to replace the screws because the gaskets are cracking and failing.
Thanks for the info. I guess I will be climbing up on the roof every couple years from now on, and probably ought to keep a supply of screws. Hate that thought, I can see myself falling off or falling through....

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Re: Imelda & flooding

Post by Lockera » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:29 pm

With most of the new screws the gaskets last around 15 years. Get up there as little as possible and only walk on the lath strips or the movement of the metal can cause leaks to develop that were not there before.

When looking for the popped screw the washer should be compressed so it expands past the metal washer a tad if it’s not slightly bulged it’s probably not tight enough. I wouldn’t tighten an old screw just replace so old washer doesn’t tear or fail to compress correctly.

Good luck
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