Metal roofs appeal to homeowners because of their longevity and durability, energy efficiency, and overall environmental friendliness, none of which come at the expense of style. However, just like traditional roofs, metal roofs are not immune from routine maintenance and the occasional repairs. At Houston TX Home Remodeling, we offer state-of-the-art roofing services, and here are just four of the metal roof repairs that we offer.
Even metal roofs can be victims of dreaded leaks. Metal roof leaks can be attributed to either strong winds that cause misalignment or misplacement of roofing materials or improper installation of such parts as flashers and seams. If there’s an attic in your home, check to see if there are any leaks coming from the attic ceiling. If you do not have an attic, find a room in your home that is as directly below the roof as possible. A leak in the closest part of your home to the roof is a strong indicator of a metal roof leak.
Holes in metal roofs are not only attributed to poor installation jobs but also to nature itself. Tiny but perceptible holes in your metal roof can sometimes be caused by sharp tree branches. Another possible cause is algae and plant growth originating from standing water resting atop the roof, as the roots can sometimes breach the metal. Additionally, holes can be created if there are UV rays powerful enough to crack or burn any sealants or adhesive material. Metal roof repairs that fix holes include hiring a professional to fix any issues that came about from the initial installation, applying (or reapplying) sealants, and installing a patch. Another recommendation is to reinforce the attic insulation. Whatever the cause of your metal roof hole or holes may be, leave the repairs to a professional.
If your roof is composed of an iron-based metal and you happen to live in a place that frequently gets rain, the chances of corrosion on your metal roof are fairly high. If you are concerned about corrosion or rust, there are some solutions and preventative measures. These solutions include but are not limited to pressure washing, removing and replacing any smaller parts like nails, and wire brush scrubbing. You can also research possible coatings that enhance protection against rust.
However, in cases where your metal roof has severe rust, consider replacing the roof panels with metal material with more weather-resistant and corrosion-proof properties. These metals include galvalume steel and galvanized steel. Both the galvalume and galvanized panels contain zinc which enhances protection against corrosion for longer periods of time.
4. Fading Paint
If your metal roof is painted, you know that at some point, the paint will start to break away, fade, and/or chip. In that case, you will need to have your metal roof repainted. You can either have the same paint as before recoated on your roof or consider other metal roof-friendly paint coats. Make sure you thoroughly research what paints are most compatible with your metal roofing material so as not to unintentionally damage your roof. Our roofers will be more than happy to help you find the best options for your roofing repaint.
We Provide Stellar Roofing Service
After exploring four of the many kinds of metal roof repairs we offer, we hope you will consider reaching out to us for any future metal roof maintenance you may need. Whether your questions and concerns are about installing a maintaining a metal roof or you need your non-metal roof serviced and repaired, you may contact us at any time for our stellar roofing services.