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Match replacement tiles to the originals for color,
size, thickness, and type of tile.
Install new tiles with same weather exposure as the
Do not walk on tile roofs.
Wood Shingle Roofs.  When repairing a wood shingle roof,
use long life materials.  Use modern fire-rated wood
shingles when they are available.
(See Figures 4-16 and
Replace damaged shingles with new wood shingles of
same width, shape, and exposure to weather.
Sheet Metal Roofs.  If kept painted, galvanized sheet
metal roofs last indefinitely.  They may be standing-seam,
flat-seam, or batten-seam.
When replacing, keep the same shape and configuration
as the original (i.e., standing-seam, flat-seam,
batten-seam) .
Do not walk on sheet-metal roofs.
Lead and Lead-Coated Copper Roofs.
Do not repair by soldering or using bituminous (tar)
Consult an experienced roofer if anything more than
minor repair is needed.
Tin or Terne Roofs.
Use lead-coated fasteners or copper nails.
Keep painted.  Prime the underside and exterior of the
metal with linseed oil and iron oxide primer paint;
the exterior with an oil-based coat.
Fill cracks with a non-shrinking caulk as a temporary
measure only; Plan to replace.
Galvanized Roofs.
Repair sheet metal with similar material.  Seal leaks
with non-shrinking caulk, not with tar products.
Paint metal roofs if they were historically painted or
if base metal is showing through.  Use historically
appropriate colors.


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