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Old 06-30-2007, 10:06 AM   #1
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Caulk the old screw holes??

Just removed a dead Armstrong. This required removing 50 screws that held down flashing.

I'm thinking I should buy new stainless screws to fill the holes then caulk over them.

Would there be a better solution?

Looking forward to some cooolness asap!

Many Thanks!

Mike of Memphis

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Old 06-30-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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For this sort of job I've just applied a length of aluminum tape. This is the high quality tape, about 2 and a half inches wide, used to join sections of ducting in ventilation systems. You could apply two layers to beef it up. I would rather trust this to keep out water than a heap of screws. It's also very quick. For belt and braces, I've put the screws on with sealant, and then used the tape on top. This is a useful trick with the joint between the roof and the awning. When you walk on the roof you might see this joint opening up as you move. This is what caused me to tape this joint.

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Old 06-30-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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I'd go with a rubber washer topped with a stainless flat metal washer and the stainless screw. No caulk. Don't over tighten.
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