Metal roofing systems are a practical solution for individuals that are wanting durable and energy-efficiency roofing systems for their buildings. However, many people will hold some assumptions about this type of roofing that may impact their ability to determine whether this is a good option for their homes as well as the necessary repairs that may be required for these roofing materials.
Assumption: Metal Roofing Is Only Suitable In Very Dry Climates
Individuals will often assume that metal roofing is only a suitable option if they live in an area that is especially dry. Often, this belief is due to the assumption that frequent rain exposure will cause the metal roofing to corrode relatively soon after being installed. Yet, modern metal roofing systems are made with a protective coating that will limit the ability of moisture to corrode the surface of the metal roofing. As a result of these coatings, metal roofing can be an extremely durable roofing option in almost any climate.
Assumption: Corrosion Always Indicates That The Roof Needs To Be Replaced
If corrosion does form on your roof, there are options for removing the corrosion and restoring the appearance and condition of the roof. One example of this work will be using sanding tools to remove the rust that has started to form on the surface of the roof. Also, another layer of corrosion-resistant coating can be applied to the roof. These repairs will need to be scheduled soon after the roof has developed the corrosion as rust can gradually weaken the roof if it is left unchecked. Eventually, this may make the roof too weak to support the removal of the corrosion, which will lead to it needing to be replaced.
Assumption: Metal Roofing Is More Prone To Leaking Than Shingle Or Tile Roofing Systems
Leaks are some of the most commonly encountered roofing problems that homeowners will experience. Leaks can allow major water damage to occur to the home's interior. Due to the high costs of repairing leak damage and the disruptions that these repairs will create, it is understandable for homeowners to want to choose roofing options that will be less susceptible to leaks forming. While metal roofing will be installed in a series of panels, the seams between the panels can be sealed so that water will be unable to enter through small gaps between the panels. As a result of the ability to seal these seams, metal roofing systems may be far less prone to developing leaks than other common residential roofing options.
For more information, contact a metal roof repair specialist in your area.