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Sealing metal porch #7100958
12/22/20 04:32 PM
12/22/20 04:32 PM
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I have a job right now that Iím about to finish up. There are squirrels getting into the attic and there are holes in the soffit where a metal porch was added in the back of the house. Iím wanting to seal up the gap between the house and the roof of the porch because I donít want to just seal the holes in the soffit. If I just cover the two holes they will chew another hole right beside it. Any of you guys have an idea on what to use to seal this gap? Itís about a 3 to 4 inch gap and the roof to the porch is ridged metal. Iím thinking of just running heavy duty wire mesh down and cutting notches in it to fit but Iím not sure that this is the easiest/best way.

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7101142
12/22/20 07:15 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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I'd bend trim coil on a brake. It'll look cleaner and more professional.

Mesh will certainly work, but might not be in charactor for a nice house.

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7101748
12/23/20 07:58 AM
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I bought a 30" brake from harbor freight for $70. One of the best purchases I've made. You can get a 2' by 50' roll of trim coil from most of the big hardware stores for around $90 and it will do a lot of jobs.

You can bend mesh in it also, but I don't use mesh for fixes very often, unless it's somewhere that no one can see.


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Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7102118
12/23/20 12:43 PM
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Our first brake was the red cast iron HF one. It worked fairly well. I think picking it up sent me to the chiropractor a few times, lol.

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7102437
12/23/20 05:03 PM
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I purchased a 36 inch metal break from Harbor Freight many years ago. I have used it for bending coil stock but more for bending 1 inch X 1/2 inch weld wire to make squirrel traps. For those that may be interested, a link to these traps is at- https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/15184/Squirrels-_Making_cage_traps_f#Post15184


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Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7103627
12/24/20 11:16 AM
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Thanks guys!

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7103809
12/24/20 01:03 PM
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Breaks are a really handy tool. Soffits, dormer tie ins, fascias, etc can be fixed for pennies in trim coil. It looks better and is much more solid than emptying a tube of silicone into it like a couple of our competitors do.

We carry a 2ft break for most jobs, and have an 8.5' rigged for bigger jobs. The chiropractic break sits in storage.

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7104139
12/24/20 04:49 PM
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Do you guy's color match the trim coil with the house color or paint it .

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7104287
12/24/20 06:17 PM
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Most people want white or brown for soffit/fascia work and grey for foundations, but if they want to, they can pick the color.
I have a 3" thick book of coil colors. We may need to order a coil in if it's an obscure color that our supplier doesn't stock, but you need what you need to get the job done! The pics of the work you can show others can help sell other jobs.

Left over coils of odd colors get used up by the white back side.

Re: Sealing metal porch [Re: Buck77] #7104352
12/24/20 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the info .

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