While the initial investment of a metal roof can be more, it is one of the most durable roofing options available. Many homeowners assume that as metal roofs are durable, they don’t require any maintenance. However, this is not the case. All roofs, no matter their material, should have a regular professional roof inspection. After all, your roof plays an important role in protecting your home, your family and all the assets inside your home.
What are some warning signs your metal roof is damaged? Read on to learn 3 common signs including:
- Punctures and Tears
Roof leaks are one of the most common problems homeowners with metal roofs experience. You may think the occasional drip coming from your roof is nothing to worry about. However, leaks tend to grow over time. At the first sign of a leaking roof, it is advised to have it inspected by a professional. If left, a leaking roof can damage the internal structures inside your roof including wiring plus become an extensive and costly repair.
Most metal roofs are made with high quality steel products and treated with a protective coating. However, as the years pass and your roof is exposed to harsh weather and environmental conditions plus age and wear and tear, corrosion can develop. If not repaired, rust will eventually make its way through a metal roof creating a hole large enough for rain to enter your roof and even the walls of your home.
Punctures and Tears
A roof with punctures and tears is more likely to have leaks occur. Punctures and tears can appear in a metal roof for many reasons including poor craftsmanship and excessive foot traffic. You may think jumping on your roof to inspect it or to retrieve a ball or two won’t do harm, however this is not the case. Roof inspections and repairs should be left to a professional with the knowledge to inspect your roof, without causing any damage, plus the correct training and equipment to ensure it is done safely.
ROOFWest Roof Restorations are your South West roofing specialists
When’s the last time you had your metal roof inspected? Whether it is or isn’t showing signs of damage, now is the time to book a roof inspection with ROOFWest Roof Restorations.
With over 35 years’ experience in roof restoration work and professionally trained experts, ROOFWEST Roof Restoration are your trusted local roofing specialists.
For a FREE quote on all your roofing needs, call Tom and the team today on 9795 9990.