Roof vapor barrier
There is a real problem with tin roof condensation. Also water can collect under the tin roof from rain. Tin roof can rust because of water infiltration and it can then cause serious problems to your roof’s structure.
- Plastic sheeting
- Tin nails
- Fiberglass insulation
- Tape measure
- Nail gun
- Razor knife
How to remove the tin roof
When removing a tin roof you will need to be careful with electrical wiring. Use a hammer and a crowbar to remove pieces of tin roof.
You may need to replace pieces of plywood. If all the pieces will need to be replaced, then you should try and use as many full pieces as possible. Make some measurements.
You will need a vapor barrier to prevent hot air coming from the house to condensate on the cold tin roof. You can use plastic sheeting for for shielding the roof. You can use nails to fix the plastic drapes. Use a knife to cut the excess of the plastic sheeting.
Installing a new tin roof
You can use the same tin sheets as before. Try to install them as they were before. use tin nails to hammer the tin roof into the plywood.
You can insulate the roof even more, by adding some fiberglass protection. Fill the spaces between the studs. Drape a plastic sheeting over the walls and hammer it in place. You can then cover the roof’s interior with plywood sheets. This will surely reduce the condensation.