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Forum topic by platinumaa posted 03-09-2017 01:34 PM 515 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2017 01:34 PM

this is not exactly wood.. but i figured since yall are finishers you came across this before.. i am installing old galvalum roof panels on the ceiling of a porch. (see attached picture). i know when there installed as a roof panel we use those neoprene washer self tapping screws… but what do you suggest to use as a ceiling panel on a log cabin porch ? (attaching to wood trusses at 24” o.c.). The logs are a darker brown. hopefully the screw is something i can get at the local hardware store, but will order online if i its a better choice.

the little guy in the pic is my helper!

thanks for the help!

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 02:13 PM

If it were me, I’d use the same screws as you would attaching it to a roof. Keeps the look alive and there is no doubt that they are the “right” fasteners. Other fasteners might work, but I would be concerned about material compatibility.
Just an opinion, no basis in experience.

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 04:03 PM

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