When Should I Replace My Metal Roof?
Do you currently have a metal roof on your home that looks like it could need a replacement soon? There are many signs that indicate that your current metal roofing system could need replacement. Thankfully, at Metal Roofing Solutions, we make it our mission to provide our customers with as much information about metal roofing material and installations as possible. If you are looking for information about when you should replace your metal roof, then we encourage you to continue reading this article.
If the paint on your standing seam metal roof has reached its lifespan
This painted finish protects your metal panels from the elements and keeps the color you choose from fading. After the paint warranty expires, you should start budgeting to replace your standing seam metal roof. Even though the paint warranty expires, that doesn’t mean the finish is completely gone. When you see a lot of rust or the color extremely fades on your metal panels, you should start considering replacing your standing seam metal roof.
The fasteners are starting to poke out or fall out
If you are noticing that there are fasteners exposed on your roof or even on the ground? This could be a sign that your metal roof could need replacement soon. Due to its lack of expansion and contraction, these fasteners get wallowed out until they’re too big for the screws that hold the metal panels down. If addressed quickly, you can put in the larger size screws and get some more life out of your screw-down metal roof. On the other hand, if you don’t catch these wallowed fasteners you’re going to start seeing leaks.
If the metal shingles have been damaged due to a storm
If you notice that you have some damage on your metal shingles after a storm, then this could indicate that your roof could need replacement soon. For example, a tree limb (or even a full tree) falling on your standing seam metal roof could cause serious damage to the metal panels. If these limbs cause large dents and scratches to the metal panels, you should have your roof replaced before causing a costly leak.
To learn more about how to tell if you should replace your metal roof, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Metal Roofing Solutions. Click here to find our contact information, get a free quote, or speak with a representative.