Metal roofs can last 50 years or more. But, unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and even metal roofing will need replacing sometime. If you have purchased a home with a metal roof, it can be difficult to judge the age of the materials. Here are a few red flags to know when you need to think about replacing your roof.
If your roof shows signs of leaking, it is time to take immediate action. The problem might be small or large, but it is important to call in a professional to take a look. If not handled properly, you could be facing expensive water damage and rot in your roof’s structural support. Sometimes repairing a leak is a temporary fix, but it depends on the age of your roof. If it is an older roof, it might be more cost efficient and effective to replace the whole roof.
Rust and Discoloration
Large patches of rust cause the protective coating on your roof to deteriorate, eventually leading to cracks, holes, water damage and more. If you see rust on your metal roof, it is time to call in the experts. Most likely, this is a sign your roof needs replacing and not just repairs. Rust is a sign that your roof is aging and needs a new protective coating. Applying protective paint over the rust is only a temporary fix and eventually the metal will crack and leak.
Dips and Sags
Over time, heat can cause the metal panels to sag. As the metal wears thin from the elements, it becomes less effective and vulnerable to pooling. Pooling creates rust and corrosion, leading to the end of your roof. If you see spots where the water is collecting on your roof, you need to call in a professional to take a look. It will only get worse, so don’t delay.
Professional Installation Makes a Difference
Professional installation from day one can give your roof the longest lifespan possible. Between an excellent warranty and highly reputable roofing materials, your investment is safe. Professional roofers who deal with metal all the time have tips and tricks for installing a roof. They know what to do for your type of roof and how to make it last for years.
For professional installation of your metal roof, call Erie Metal Roofs today. We can take a look at your existing roof or help you plan a new metal roof for your home. Give us a call today to get started toward a new metal roofing system.