About the underside aluminum damage, I opted for a different approach. An alternative to the rubber sealant is to use "bondo hair" which is a body putty with fiberglass strands. You can apply it thin and use wax paper to make it smooth, then just peal off the wax paper when it hardens. This is what I used for my restore to reinforce a few places of weak aluminum. Will see how it holds up.Hey all, hoping you're still with me. Been working on this but had to take a few weeks off. Update. Got the roof covered with 2 coats of Crazy Seal, pricey yes, but also guaranteed. After 3 washings of the roof, it went on pretty easy. Thicker than pain, obviously, so it took more to coat everything. And I jsut covered everything to make sure any gaps in seams were covered.
Then I started taking the ceiling off. Decided to wear a respirator because of any mold or anything. Mostly it came off pretty easily, which is probably a bad sign. Then, inspecting the underside of the roof, the hail damage became super obvious. So, I took a rubber sealant that I used for other seams on the outside and smeared it all over the inside of each crack from the hail. it's been out in the rain and no leaks!
Then I started fitting the purple 1" insulation panels and then took a covid break.
Anyway, that's where I am now, about to contact cement the insulation panels to the ceiling. I'm uploading a bunch of pictures so you can see what I found. This would be easier upside down on ground, of course, but that ain't happening.
1. I've seen others use metal flashing over the insulation seams. Good to do? Required?
2. What panels does anyone use for the exposed, finished ceiling? I'm thinking this needs to have a waterproof barrier on the inside to make sure no moisture gets through, so that means not just wood panels. And something like a shower wall, wouldn't let me screw things into it for the Shoilet curtain or things like that. been looking around, but not finding what I think I need. Would love anyone's ideas.