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Are Metal Roofs Likely To Need Repair?

Preparing for Metal Roof InstallationYour metal roof is an expensive investment. So of course you want to ensure it can reach its full potential! This is where maintenance and repair come into play. We want to ensure every homeowner gets the most out of their roof investment, which is why we take the time to educate you on everything you need to know before you buy a metal roof. By the end of this article, you’ll learn if a metal roof is likely to need repair, and how to properly maintain your investment.

Are Metal Roofs Likely To Need Repair?

There are 2 types of metal roof systems: standing seam and screw down. As long as they’re properly installed, both are good roof systems. Just like every other roof, your metal roof needs maintenance, or else they may end up needing to be repaired and replaced. However, the amount of maintenance depends on the type of metal roof system you have. 

Maintenance For Standing Seam Metal Roofs

After a standing seam roof is installed, virtually no maintenance is required except at the penetration areas, such as vent pipes and gas pipes. Failing to periodically check and replace the flashing around your metal roof’s penetrations can and will lead to a roof leak. But other than that, cleaning and annual roof inspections are the only other maintenance needed!

Maintenance For Screw Down Metal Roofs

Screw down metal roofs are exactly what they sound like, however, those fasteners prevent metal panels from being able to expand and contract when experiencing thermal expansion. As a screw down metal roof ages, the pressure caused by a lack of expansion and contraction causes the holes in the washers to get wallowed out by the screws. Because of this, a screw down metal roof requires more maintenance than a standing seam one. To avoid roof leaks, your local roofing contractor will have to come out every 5-10 years or so to replace every one of the screws. Failing to do this causes bigger, more expensive problems and even leads to the possibility of a strong storm tearing the screw down metal roof off. 

Why Would A Metal Roof Need Repair?

The biggest cause of metal roofs requiring repair are lack of maintenance and annual roof inspections. This is why it is vital to have a maintenance routine! The last thing you want is to have your metal roof investment not reach its full potential because you decided to forgo the basics of caring for it. Remember, a metal roof is one of the most durable and long-lasting roofs you can find. 

We take pride in doing things the right way to ensure you get a metal roof that lasts for decades. Wondering how we can help you? Contact our qualified team of professionals at 1.855.838.9393 or info@londonecometal.com.