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Old Victorian metal shingles at the end of their life

old metal roofing leaking and in need of replacement

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    No rake metal on edges

    This allows water to penetrate the roof's edge from water surface tension and blowing rain. 

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  2. 2
    top of cricket layed wrong

    The metal on the cricket's lower part should go under the one above it. 

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    Metal pulling back from from chimney

    Metal beginning to separate, letting debris under metal. This will also allow water in, and debris will become wet, letting moisture wick onto the wood decking. 

     

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  4. 4
    Ridge metal meets valley metal

    This piece of ridge metal has come completely loose, and wind blow rain could get under it, causing leaks within the attic or house.

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  5. 5
    Location of new roof leak

    This is where the roof was leaking again. As you can see, the metal panels have popped loose, and water can now get under them.

     

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    heavy latex paint beginning to peel

    As you can see, the paint is starting to peel. It won’t be long before large sections of the color come off

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