Dent in Metal Siding

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Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:42 pm

I had a man out this weekend from the dealership that I bought my new home from. He was recoating the roof seams with some black stuff. He was basically covering up where the caulking had rotted and fell off. He had an extension ladder that left a small dent in the metal siding. How can I get that dent out? Would it be a simple task for him? What would you suggest? Thanks!

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Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:38 am

If this worker was paid for the work, I would tell him that he must remove the dent. If he works on mobile homes, he should know better than that. Besides, regulations requires that the top of his ladder be 36" above the roof if he is getting on the roof and not staying on the ladder. This probably will not be easy to fix 100%, so if he could get it looking pretty good, I would probably be happy with that.

I would also question the black stuff. If you have a metal roof and he is using a tar like asphalt mastic, he is using the wrong product. There are butyl rubber sealants that are black, which would be acceptable. Asphalt mastic is used on comp shingle roofs and BUR (tar) roofs.
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