Normal conditions call for your roof to be inspected at least once a year. You should inspect your metal roof every year, even if it is a long-lasting one. While metal roofs last a long time, eventually you will need to replace them. You should be aware of signs that your roof is in dire need of replacement.
VISIBLE RUST and DETERIORATION METAL PANELS
If you notice rust on your roof it may be time to have it replaced. Roof panels that are brand new will have a protective coating to protect them from rust. As the roof ages, however, this protective coating will wear away and your roof will remain exposed.
Although your roof panels will be durable, they can still be damaged. Your roof will begin to lose its integrity over time due to elements such as wind, snowstorms, and human interference. If the damage is too severe, your building’s safety can be at risk. You must replace your roof before it gets too severe.
Leaks can cause interior damage
If you begin to notice damage to your building’s interior it is time for a replacement of your metal roof. The cost to replace your roof if it is not protecting your interior from the elements and water will exceed the cost of buying a new one. You might have other issues with your ceiling and walls if water continues to get into the interior.
LOOSE METAL ROOF PANELS
Your roof’s roof panels can become looser over time as your roof ages. This can mean that your interior won’t be protected if you notice it. You might need a new roof depending on how easily the panels can be attached to the roof. If there are too many panels that are not sealed, you might need to remove the whole roof and install a new one.
CHANGES IN YOUR INTERNAL TEMPERATURE
If indoor temperatures are changing and you don’t know why, it could be your roof. Metal roofs can be used as insulation in normal conditions. They should be capable of keeping your interior warm and cool during winter as well as summer. You might need to replace your roof if it stops working properly.
Metal roofs are very popular and are often used for commercial properties. They are durable and long-lasting, but eventually you will have to replace your roof. You should have your roof checked if you see any of these signs.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.