Archway above front door


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Old 04-01-19, 05:55 PM
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Archway above front door

In the archway above my front door, the thin Copper metal trim covering the arch way has started to drop away. I have attached a picture. What would be the best way to try and do the repair.

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Old 04-01-19, 06:09 PM
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You probably need to make a temporary brace for it. A couple 2x4s to get you up to the height the curve starts, then a 2x4 across that is level. Then you can brace off that with some 2x4s or you can cut a plywood curve that will push the copper up tight... use shims as needed. If you don't want to dent the copper you would put a strip of 1/4" hardboard (very flexible) up there first, then brace it. Clean caulk off as needed... recaulk with a better sealant. Something like PL Polyurethane non-sag for concrete. (PL S10).
 
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Old 04-02-19, 06:17 PM
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I like the hard board idea. That will hold the copper in place while I get the old caulk off and get the new caulk on. I am not sure it is copper but some thin metal.
 
 

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