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how to attach a tarp to a metal roof

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Asked: 2019-01-31 06:32:13
We had to fire our roofers half way through the job and now we need to apply a tarp over our metal roof. How do we do it and will it work until we can get new contractors out here? We're desperate - please help.


Answered: 2019-02-01 02:38:48

Make sure your tarp is measured and will fit the area you need it to and weighed down with 2 x 4 wooden planks before securing it to your roof. It's important to remember your tarp has to be fully sandwiched or it will come loose in high winds or a storm. You should unroll it and find you have 4 feet of tarp on every side. Fix your anchor board by rolling the tarp's peak end with a 2- x 4-inch board. Nail it with 3 1/4 inch nails. and nailing the tarp to your board with your 3 ¼-inch nails. Make sure your board is two feet longer than the tarp. Sandwich the tarp by nailing a second 2 x 4 board to the first. Then sandwich the tarp across the ridge and down the roof's side. description


Answered: 2019-02-01 18:49:11

Remember tarping is a temporary solution so don't leave it up too long. In fact don't leave it up for longer than 60 - 90 days. The tarp needs to be firmly secured and tight to withstand even moderate winds. To do this you're going to need 2-by-4s and screws. You need to wrap the top and bottom ends of the tarp around 2-by-4s and screw the lumber to the roof. Securing the tarps on the sides means placing 2-by-4s over them and screwing them down. description


Answered: 2019-02-01 15:30:12

You can do this fast by In a pinch, drape a tarp over the ridge and fasten every grommet to the roof sheathing with a 2-inch screw and to a 11 2-inch fender washer. Or you can cover the hole with a 5/8-inch exterior-grade plywood, and fasten it to sheathing using a 2-inch deck screws. Unfurl the tarp so at least one edge goes over the roof peak and a few feet down the other side. Secure the tarp's edges with 1x3 strapping. description


Answered: 2019-01-31 19:52:50

Head to your hardware store and get the following: • 2 x 4 wooden planks/boards (four or five pieces) • Nails, about 3 1/4" long • Hammer • Screw gun • Utility knife (for cutting the tarp) • Safety goggles, ladder, hand glovesYou want to always have a 4' overhang past the roof peak and let the rest hang off the eave and then create your anchor board. You will attach your 2 x 4 boards the edges of the tarp and remember to extend the top edge of the tarp over the roof. Keep nailing the tarp to your 2X4 boards and wrap the tarp pulling it tight. Secure all edges. description


Answered: 2019-01-31 12:29:05

If you have a leak find it - if you don't measure what you'll need in terms of how big the tarp needs to be. You want to figure out how to drap the tarp without nails so the tarp goes over your sides by at least four feet. Use adhesive tarp or you can use sandbags or bricks too to secure the tarp on the four corners of the tarp. Weigh down the sides as best you can. description

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