Metal Roof Caulk

Metal Roof Caulk

Quote: Originally Posted by smwohio I install metal roofs for a living and I agree completely; exposed fasteners are generally a bad idea with metal roofs. There are better ways to install a metal roof without exposed fasteners, but they require a lot of labor making a quality hidden fastener metal roof too pricey for most home owners. If a person needs a roof immediately, wants a metal roof that lasts a lifetime, but doesn’t have the money immediately then they should just step down to shingles until they can afford a metal one. The screw down panels made today are generally very very thin(about 29 gauge), while a quality metal roof is 24 gauge. Flashing details of screw down panel systems are lower quality and tend to not look very good. this is very far off base. 1. I know this depends on the area, but in our territory, metal is cheaper than even the best shingles, and has been for a few years. Plus, even in areas where metal might be more expensive, it’s still far cheaper in the long run. Considering the installer uses a quality metal roofing panel with a high quality paint system, it’s gonna last FAR longer than shingles. matter of fact, for most people, putting on a metal roof means that the roof will never have to be touched again(aside from cleaning). Shingles WILL have to be done again, no matter what the quality of the shingle is. 2. I said it in my last post, but an exposed fastener roof done correctly(key word) is perfectly fine and is perfectly safe. 3. Saying that 29gauge is very very thin shows me you use a lower quality panel. In every gauge, there are tolerance ranges. some make them on the low end of that range(thin metal or “junk” metal as we refer to it) and some make them on the high end(which is a very thick 29 gauge). We sell one of the thickest 29 gauge panels you can buy, and it’s actually thicker than some companies’ 26gauge panels, again because of that tolerance range. 4. The idea of flashing looking good or bad on an exposed fastener panel is completely dependent on the installer.
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Metal Roof Caulk

Quote: Originally Posted by texdav Actaully I would never put any metal roof on that requires exposed screws I install metal roofs for a living and I agree completely; exposed fasteners are generally a bad idea with metal roofs. There are better ways to install a metal roof without exposed fasteners, but they require a lot of labor making a quality hidden fastener metal roof too pricey for most home owners. If a person needs a roof immediately, wants a metal roof that lasts a lifetime, but doesn’t have the money immediately then they should just step down to shingles until they can afford a metal one. The screw down panels made today are generally very very thin(about 29 gauge), while a quality metal roof is 24 gauge. Flashing details of screw down panel systems are lower quality and tend to not look very good.
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Metal Roof Caulk

Quote: Originally Posted by smwohio I install metal roofs for a living and I agree completely; exposed fasteners are generally a bad idea with metal roofs. There are better ways to install a metal roof without exposed fasteners, but they require a lot of labor making a quality hidden fastener metal roof too pricey for most home owners. If a person needs a roof immediately, wants a metal roof that lasts a lifetime, but doesn’t have the money immediately then they should just step down to shingles until they can afford a metal one. The screw down panels made today are generally very very thin(about 29 gauge), while a quality metal roof is 24 gauge. Flashing details of screw down panel systems are lower quality and tend to not look very good.
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Metal Roof Caulk

I install metal roofs for a living and I agree completely; exposed fasteners are generally a bad idea with metal roofs. There are better ways to install a metal roof without exposed fasteners, but they require a lot of labor making a quality hidden fastener metal roof too pricey for most home owners. If a person needs a roof immediately, wants a metal roof that lasts a lifetime, but doesn’t have the money immediately then they should just step down to shingles until they can afford a metal one. The screw down panels made today are generally very very thin(about 29 gauge), while a quality metal roof is 24 gauge. Flashing details of screw down panel systems are lower quality and tend to not look very good.
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Metal Roof Caulk

Titebond WeatherMaster Metal Roof Sealant is specifically formulated to outperform all other sealant technologies, including VOC solvent, silicones, tripolymers and urethanes. This superior polymer formula provides a weather-tight seal against water, wind, dust and dirt. It offers exceptional adhesion to Kynar coated metal materials, along with standard metal, aluminum, steel, galvanized bonderized surfaces, plastics and glass. The product is ideal for use on a wide variety of roofing applications, metal roof, trim, architectural metal siding, aluminum, galvanized steel, galvanized gutters, flashing and downspouts. It also provides unbeatable adhesion to wood, masonry, PVC and most common building materials. Outperforms silicone, tripolymer and urethane sealants Adheres to kynar coated metals Applies easily in extreme weather conditions Excellent adhesion to most common building materials Permanently flexible, weather-tight seal UV-resistant VOC-compliant Contains no solvents or isocyanates Need help choosing the right Caulk? Click Here for Home Depot’s Buying Guide! Click Here for the How to Caulk Project Guide Info & Guides SDS Specification You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.
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Metal Roof Caulk

Titebond WeatherMaster Metal Roof Sealant is specifically formulated to outperform all other sealant technologies, including VOC solvent, silicones, tripolymers and urethanes. This superior polymer formula provides a weather-tight seal against water, wind, dust and dirt. It offers exceptional adhesion to Kynar coated metal materials, along with standard metal, aluminum, steel, galvanized bonderized surfaces, plastics and glass. The product is ideal for use on a wide variety of roofing applications, metal roof, trim, architectural metal siding, aluminum, galvanized steel, galvanized gutters, flashing and downspouts. It also provides unbeatable adhesion to wood, masonry, PVC and most common building materials. Outperforms silicone, tripolymer and urethane sealants Adheres to kynar coated metals Applies easily in extreme weather conditions Excellent adhesion to most common building materials Permanently flexible, weather-tight seal UV-resistant VOC-compliant Contains no solvents or isocyanates Need help choosing the right Caulk? Click Here for Home Depot’s Buying Guide! Click Here for the How to Caulk Project Guide
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Metal Roof Caulk

Titebond WeatherMaster Metal Roof Sealant is specifically formulated to outperform all other sealant technologies, including VOC solvent, silicones, tripolymers and urethanes. This superior polymer formula provides a weather-tight seal against water, wind, dust and dirt. It offers exceptional adhesion to Kynar coated metal materials, along with standard metal, aluminum, steel, galvanized bonderized surfaces, plastics and glass. The product is ideal for use on a wide variety of roofing applications, metal roof, trim, architectural metal siding, aluminum, galvanized steel, galvanized gutters, flashing and downspouts. It also provides unbeatable adhesion to wood, masonry, PVC and most common building materials.
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Metal Roof Caulk

Air, sealant and surface temperature should be above 0°F(-18°C). WeatherMaster Metal Roof Sealant is intended for exterior use. If light colors are used indoors, sealant must be painted†. Painting may occur one hour after application with a water-based (latex-based) paint. For other paint types, a compatibility test is recommended. To ensure neat sealant lines, mask areas adjacent to joints. Always apply sealant in a bead form. Once sealant is applied, do not wipe with solvents. Once sealant is dry to the touch and does not transfer, remove masking tape. If joint depth exceeds 1/2”, use backing material. Not designed for continuous submersion or use below the waterline. Store unused product in dry location at or below 75°F (24°C). Do not apply Metal Roof Translucent to polycarbonate due to solvent cracking. For questions regarding use, please call our Help Line at 1-800-347-4583. †Titebond WeatherMaster Metal Roof Translucent (#61111) is not paintable
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TitebondR WeatherMasterTM provides a weather-tight seal against water, wind, dust and dirt. It offers exceptional adhesion to KynarTM coated metal materials along with standard metal, aluminum and steel. Ideal for use on a wide variety of metal roof, trim, architectural metal siding, aluminum and galvanized steel applications in addition to galvanized gutters, flashing and downspouts. It offers unbeatable adhesion to wood, masonry, PVC and most common building materials. Over 50 colors available, WeatherMasterTM is ready to use and requires no mixing or primer. Suitable for all climates, this product remains permanently flexible for joint movement and produces long-lasting weather tight seals.
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Those screws don’t last forever, and sometimes they strip out. Over time the screws can work loose when the panels expand and contract do to changing temperatures. Caulking the screws is fine but it may look bad, but it is definitely your cheapest option. You could replace all the screws that don’t appear to be sealing with larger diameter ones with new neoprene washers but screws are really expensive like any where from 9 to 30 cents each which adds up when you have thousands of them poking holes in your metal roof. Pressure washing would be bad; almost no roof can hold up to a pressure washer.