Warning Signs To Look Out For
One of the biggest benefits of choosing metal roofing is that the system is so much more durable than tiles, slate, or asphalt shingles. Metal roofs hardly ever need repair or service, but nothing is perfect. Here are a few signs that your metal roof may need service:
Any time you see signs of a water leak inside your home—discolored ceilings or walls in particular—it’s a good idea to check the roof and make sure that everything is as it should be. Leaks can be caused by a number of issues, such as improper installation, damage caused when cutting through the roof (to install a new skylight, for example), or through corrosion of the fasteners after extreme weather or many years of use.
Some types of corrugated metal roofing with exposed fastenings need retightening every 10-15 years.
Paint Or Coating Shows Visible Wear
After many years of service, some metal roofs need to be repainted, but many don’t need even this treatment.
After any sort of storm, it’s a good idea to examine your roof and make sure you don’t see any signs of damage. These could include loose nails, or holes or patches of rust. Investigate anything that is hanging loose or off kilter.
When your metal roof needs service, we strongly recommend that you call a certified metal roofing contractor in Tallahassee. You can walk on most metal roofs, but some of them require that you move in particular ways or at particular points of the roof; if you’re not sure what you’re doing, you can cause even more damage to your roof.
It’s also worth consulting the paperwork anytime you believe your roof needs repair. Most metal roofing systems have warranties that last for decades.
DOES YOUR HOME HAVE ANY OF THESE POTENTIAL ROOFING PROBLEMS?
- Roof Is Over 12 Years Old
- Loss Of Granulation
- Interior Water Damage
- Decayed Shingles
- Only One Layer of Roofing
- Broken Or Damaged Shingles
- Curling Shingles
- Missing Shingles
- Visible Leaks Or Cracks
- Wind Damage