How to fix rips in a metal shed roof??? Ideas?

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  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to figure out the best way to fix rips in a metal shed that I got off craigslist. The roof is pretty rusty so however we fix it will need to be able to work around that. I'm thinking either foil tape, gorilla tape, or duct tape over the rips on the outside (if I could get one of those to stick to rusty metal) and then covering it with that henry's waterproof roof coating (sometimes called snowcoat)... What do you guys think?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Those panels are only about $1.75 a linear foot new. How big is the rip?
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't been able to find any that cheap, do you have a link?

    The rips are no more than 5 inches long and 1 inch wide, but go all the way across the seams, so I'd have to replace almost every panel...
     
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  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops I just saw you said linear foot... I'm assuming I'd have to replace the whole panel... they would be approx 12 feet long and there's approx 12 of them so we're looking at (approx) over $250 dollars... [​IMG] I only paid $50 bucks for the whole shed. [​IMG]
     
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  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    A tarp
     
  6. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the roof or side you can use NP1 and some flashing don't get it on you it may be a long time before it comes off
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Going by local prices....

    They are about 3 feet wide an are sold by the foot long. Lowes an home depo are outrageous. There are small factories everywhere that make the stuff an sell it by the foot. I buy it new for less than $2 a foot long an seconds for $1 a foot so a 14 foot peace that is about 3 feet wide costs me around $22 new or $14 for a peace of seconds with a dent in it.

    If its a roof panel you get one that reaches from the top down past the rip an put it over the old one. Wall can be done the same way. So if the lowest point in the rip is 5 feet from the top of the panel, you need a 6 foot panel that you should be able to get for $12 or less.
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Can you post a picture?
     
  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes as soon as it stops raining I'll get some pics. [​IMG]
     
  10. CountryGeorge

    CountryGeorge Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could repair it with a product used to prevent damage from ice dams made by a company called Grace. It is a rubbery type of stuff and incredibly sticky and made for roofs so should last a long time.
     

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