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JoeJ

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Just had a new roof installed on my outside garage. I'd like to install copper flashing to inhibit further algae. My question to the expert is how do I go about doing this myself. It's a standard gable roof. How do I bend the sheet copper to go over the ridge? I'm retired and can't justify renting a metal brake. What thickness copper do I use? A 12" sheet would allow about 6" coverage on each side I guess. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Joe
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i have the same problem... can anyone help here please???.


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JoeJ

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Still looking for an answer, but I've found that 8" wide copper inserted 3" under the shingle at the top of the roof will allow for about 5" to be exposed. This copper sheet is to be nailed every 2 feet with 2 1/2" ring shanked copper nails. You have to use copper nails. This allows for coverage of the entire width of a row of shingles. The roof must be 70 degrees or warmer to allow the shingles to reset. You use a scraper tool to get underneath the shingles to break that black asphalt strip. You can use a good construction adhesive to remake that strip. I've heard good things about this. Photographic evidence proves this will kill algae/moss etc. 
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