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Old 01-10-2004, 10:21 PM
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Water over the dam, but there are potential problems installing sheet metal roofing over a solid wood deck. Namely, without some sort of spacing, you will trap moisture up against the BOTTOM of the roofing panels, which will corrode and rust them out more quickly than they should. If you can figure out some way to ventilate their undersides, it would really help. I just had a metal roof installed in place of shingles on my house, leaving the plywood deck for strength. I had the contractor place laths every 24" horizontally to the roofing panels and then add a roof ridge vent. Good luck with your project.
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