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Monday, January 24th, 2011

Easy Metal Roof Repair

If the metal roof on your manufactured home develops a leak, find the source and do a metal roof repair job right away. If you don’t your walls, flooring, woodwork, door, windows, and insulation can become damaged permanently.

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Steps for Metal Roof Repair or Restoration

Finding the leak can be the most challenging part of the metal roof leak repair. Once you find the source of the leakage, you can use metal roof repair products to fix the leak easily. Here are some simple steps to metal roof restoration or repair:

STEP 1: Clean Area

Remove dirt from the area to be patched. Carefully scrape off any flaking or loose roof coating with a flexible putty knife.

STEP 2: Apply Butyl Tape

Put one- or two-inch wide strips of butyl tape around the perimeter of area to be patched.

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STEP 3: Cut & Cover

Cut a patch out of galvanized metal that will overlap the hole by two to three inches on all sides. Place on top of the butyl tape.

STEP 4: Insert Screws

Pre-drill holes in the galvanized metal (in both the patch, and the roof). Using metal screws, screw through the new patch, butyl tape and existing roof metal. Do not screw into trusses. Make sure the patch is flush with the surface. Start by placing the screws every two inches. If not it is not tight, put a screw every one inch.

STEP 5: Seal

Seal around the edges of the patch and the screws with caulk. When that dries, cover with a roof coating.

Your hole is now patched securely. Your roof should be in great shape and not needing any further metal roofing repair any time soon.

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