Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular for their durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. However, even the well-built metal roof can experience problems over time. Here are the top 10 most common metal roof problems and how Metal Pro Roofing LLC can fix them:
Leaks are the most common problem associated with metal roofs. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Punctures: Sharp objects, such as hail or tree branches, can puncture the metal roof.
- Improper installation: If the metal roof is not installed correctly, it can create gaps or holes that allow water to enter.
- Corrosion: Over time, metal roofs can corrode, which can lead to leaks.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can repair leaks by patching the holes, re-sealing the seams, or replacing the damaged panels.
Rust is a common problem for metal roofs, especially in areas with high humidity or salt air. Rust can weaken the metal and lead to leaks.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can remove rust by sanding or grinding the affected area and then applying a protective coating.
Dents can be caused by hail, falling objects, or even heavy snow. Dents can damage the metal roof and make it more susceptible to leaks.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can repair dents by pushing them out from the underside of the roof or by replacing the damaged panels.
Scratches can be caused by walking on the roof, dragging objects across it, or even by hail. Scratches can damage the protective coating on the metal roof and make it more susceptible to corrosion.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can repair scratches by sanding or grinding the affected area and then applying a new coat of paint or sealant.
Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during rain or hail. This is because the metal amplifies the sound of the raindrops or hail hitting the roof.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can install sound-dampening insulation under the metal roof to reduce noise.
6. Expansion and contraction
Metal roofs expand and contract in response to changes in temperature. This can cause the metal panels to buckle or warp.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can install expansion joints in the metal roof to allow for movement and prevent buckling.
7. Ice dams
Ice dams can form on the edge of a metal roof when warm air leaks from the attic and melts the snow on the roof. The water then refreezes, forming a dam that can prevent further melting and lead to leaks.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can install ventilation in the attic to prevent warm air from leaking and causing ice dams.
8. Algae growth
Algae can grow on metal roofs in shady or damp areas. Algae can make the roof look unsightly and can also damage the protective coating on the metal.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can clean the algae off the roof and apply a protective coating to prevent future growth.
9. Animal damage
Animals, such as rodents and birds, can damage metal roofs by chewing on them or nesting in them.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can install animal barriers to prevent animals from getting on the roof.
10. Improper maintenance
Metal roofs, like any other type of roof, require regular maintenance to stay in good condition. This includes cleaning the roof, inspecting it for damage, and making repairs as needed.
Metal Pro Roofing LLC can provide a comprehensive maintenance program for your metal roof.
If you are experiencing any of these problems with your metal roof, contact Metal Pro Roofing LLC today for a free inspection and estimate. We are a licensed and insured roofing company with a team of experienced professionals who can repair your metal roof quickly and efficiently.