Metal Roof For Woodshed

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BIGChrisNH

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2015
556
New Hampshire
Hey everyone, I'm close to finishing my woodshed, just need to install the metal roof panels. Is it necessary to seal the sales where the metal roof panels overlap one another? I'm thinking it shouldn't be, but does anyone have experience to the contrary?

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BigJ273

Feeling the Heat
Feb 15, 2015
463
Maryland
For a wood shed, I wouldn’t think so. They should have overlapping ridges designed to keep water out at the seams
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
694
Southern WI
Exposed fastener correct? No sealing needed.
 

oilstinks

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2008
536
western NC
I would say depends on the pitch. Mine only drops 1ft in 12 so mine I would seal a little to be safe. Anything more than that and I would say no.
 
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BIGChrisNH

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2015
556
New Hampshire
That's what I thought. Mine drops 2 feet over 8 feet so I'm sure I'm good.
 

cahaak

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Feb 12, 2012
47
MN Twin Cities
I have three 8' x 8' bays (8 x 24) with 1 in 12 metal roof over them for my shed. They are not sealed and they have never leaked at all. The ribs are something like 3/4" high, so as long as you keep them reasonably clear from debris, the water all comes off and doesn't wick up the overlap. I have to brush or blow my roof off once a year from pine needles and branches and so on that collect.
 

ohlongarm

Minister of Fire
Mar 18, 2011
1,506
Northeastern Ohio
I have three 8' x 8' bays (8 x 24) with 1 in 12 metal roof over them for my shed. They are not sealed and they have never leaked at all. The ribs are something like 3/4" high, so as long as you keep them reasonably clear from debris, the water all comes off and doesn't wick up the overlap. I have to brush or blow my roof off once a year from pine needles and branches and so on that collect.
No need just blow leaves off after they've fallen, here's my 12X24 lean to with metal roof dry as a bone. You're good. Open on north and south sides great air flow no problems whatsoever.

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BIGChrisNH

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2015
556
New Hampshire
No need just blow leaves off after they've fallen, here's my 12X24 lean to with metal roof dry as a bone. You're good. Open on north and south sides great air flow no problems whatsoever.

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I've got it all finished up and full at this point. It's withstood some rain at and everything is looking good.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,608
Long Island NY
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