Leaking metal carport roof


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Old 05-17-15, 05:58 PM
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Leaking metal carport roof

I have a metal carport attached to a mobile home and it leaks. It has been previously damaged by hail. The carport roof will not support a person. How can i repair these leaks.

I have pictures, but i cant figure out how to attach them to this posting.
 
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Old 05-17-15, 06:10 PM
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http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...rt-images.html

Here are your picture instructions.
 
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Did it leak prior to the hail damage? Is there flashing where the carport roof connects to the MH?
btw - welcome to the forums! look forward to seeing the pics
 
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The instructions look clear, but i dont know how to get to a screen that lets me add them to my original post
 
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There is a set period of time to edit a post but you can go ahead and post the pics later in the thread.
 
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I'm sure posting pics is simple after you know how to do it. However, i am a rookie when it comes to this site. As i said in my last post, i do not know how to get to a screen that will let me add the pics. I need detailed instructions please.
 
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Use the Quick Reply at the bottom of the thread plus a sentence at least 25 characters long.
 
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Hit reply as if to post new thread, go then to the advanced tab under dialog box and follow instructions on previous post to add pictures. They will be in this thread just as a new entry.
 
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Another try to attach pics. This carport roof is approx 37' long, but the leaks are confined to approx 10'. Unfortunately part if the leaking area in inside a recently constructed shed which i plan on converting to an office/den. I purchased this property four month ago, the hail storm was several years ago
 
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Still no pics

When i get the insert image box, the program will not let me highlight the 'from computer' box. Therefore, i suppose, when i select the pics, they do not show up in the insert image box.
CORRECTION.I NOW REALIZE THE LINE SIGNIFIES THE 'FROM COMPUTER' IS HIGHLIGHTED. HOWEVER THE BOX THAT SHOULD SAY BROWSE SAYS CHOOSE FILE. WHEN I CHOOSE THE FILE WITH THE PICS I WANT, THEY DO NOT SHOW UP IN THE INSERT IMAGE BOX. I HAVE TRIED TO OPEN, COPY AND ANYTHING ELSE I COULD THINK OF, BUT I CANT GET THE PICS TO GO TO THE INSERT IMAGE BOX. HELP
 

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Trying pics again

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My ah ha moment. If i upload one picture at a time, it works
 
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Is it the seams that are leaking?
 
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Old 05-19-15, 11:34 AM
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Looks like the seams are opening up and allowing a little wind driven rain to seep past. If it is sagging from lack of support in the center, that could be a reason. Take one additional pic of the whole ceiling from below pulled back to see as much as possible.
 
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I am assuming the leaks are from the seams as there does not appear to be any holes in the roof. I do not believe it is sagging from lack of support as this design is used in hundreds of thousands of metal roofs. I SUSPECT THAT THE HAIL STORM CREATED THE PROBLEM. MOST ROOFS WITH THAT MUCH DAMAGE ARE REPLACED BY THE INSURANCE CO.

Are you aware of any kind of coating that could be sprayed on the roof to stop the leaks.
 
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Old 05-19-15, 03:51 PM
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I would suspect the flashing may be inadequate where the asphalt shingle roof meets the flat metal roof. If water can get into the ends of those seams, it would probably follow the slope quite a ways before it leaked out.

If you can give us a picture of that area (top ends of the panels close to the shingles) from the side it may show something new.

Was the roof replaced recently?
 
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Old 05-19-15, 05:06 PM
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Do respect to all involved, but the pictures show show zero supports other than the ends. Last roof I spec'd for metal required purloins every 2 ft minimum. I see no supports other than at the ends. Therefore, a long span of metal with nothing anchoring it down.
 
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That's the norm for a w-pan roof/cover. I'm sure there is a limit to what it can span but I don't know what it is. 12' should be no problem unless it's in an area with heavy snow load and it got dumped on.
 
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The way that thing is dinged up from a hail storm leads me to question the gauge of metal used and whether it can span that area without additional support.
 
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Its clearly a lightweight cover, not steel, probably aluminum, which is why its dented so bad. And hail could surely have dinged the hems. Having put up several covers like that, the span doesn't worry me a bit. I'm assuming that 37' long... is left to right, and that it isn't much over 12' wide. But I guess the op didn't say.
 
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Size:  36.6 KBThe span is 14'. I would estimate there are at least 300 roofs just like mine in this sub-division alone . This is a commom type of roof in arizona. I have spoken to several people who had their roof replaced after the hail storm several years ago. I have not been able to find anyone that has a leak problem. Only about 10' of my 37' long roof leaks. Other than a new roof, does anyone have an idea on how to fix the leaks? I have added a closer view of the flashing. Help!
 
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Old 05-20-15, 05:21 AM
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It appears that the flashing for the carport may no longer be tucked under your drip edge on the left side. Maybe hail knocked it down... maybe the roofers did it. At any rate, I would call your roofers back and see if they can fix it. (see if the flashing can be tucked back up there and fastened. While they are at it, it would probably be a good idea to clean the leaves and gunk out of there and recaulk the panels where they meet the fascia.

You can get on the roof if you lay a sheet of 4x8x1/2" plywood down on the roof to spread your weight out over a wider area, and try to stay near the edges.... assuming you aren't much over 200 lbs. You need 2 sheets if you plan to move around, from one sheet to the next.
 
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When I've had to get on similar roofs to paint above them, I'd take a 2x12 and lay it across the roof and then cut and scotch 2x4s to prop it up from underneath.
 
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Has anyone had any experience with a spray-on type silicone sealer to waterproof. I saw a couple of applications over metal roofs on you tube.
 
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Our preacher said he used some of it on an old metal roof and while it worked ok, it was temporary
 
 

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