Metal roofing is more durable than other types of commonly used roofing systems. They can withstand even the harshest day-to-day weather. Some metal roofs are equipped with an advanced four-way interlocking system. This system design assures that all sides of the roof are protected from the weather and the wind. Various lab tests have been conducted under harsh weather conditions to ensure that no water can seep through and that the metal roofing can handle the destructive winds. For individuals that live in areas where strong winds such as those from tornadoes or hurricanes are common, you may want to consider protecting your investment with a metal roof. Test after test has proven that metal roofing systems, when compared to other types; handle these types of extreme weather conditions better.
However, inspecting your roof from time to time and making any needed minor repairs, can extend the life of your metal roof, eliminating the need to ever replace it again. Here are some tips to help you maintain the integrity of your metal roof.
You should repair any roof leaks or small holes as soon as possible with urethane roofing cement. Large holes should be replaced with an entire sheet but medium size holes can be repaired with a patch of the same metal material, secured with urethane cement; never use a metal different from that on your roof because it could cause a reaction that leads to corrosion.
The paint on quality metal roofing products is baked on and coated with a protective barrier to prevent peeling or fading. In the event that the paint fades, the roofing can be repainted. If it peels, simply scrape the peeling areas and apply the appropriate metal primer and paint combination. If you see any loose nails or screws, remove and replace them to prevent water from entering around the nail or screw hole and causing the metal to rust.
A water leak can mean major problems for a homeowner. This usually means that your roof has suffered some type of damage and quick repair is needed. One little leak can quickly lead to mold and mildew if not taken care of within a very timely manner. Metal roofs protect your home from leaks and can handle even the roughest rain storms. Metal roofing systems are sealed thoroughly and water cannot get through. This means you have one less thing to worry about. Metal roofing technology is continuously expanding and metal roofs now offer you even more benefits than before.
Liquid roof is a true EPDM rubber in liquid form. Therefore it possesses all the characteristics and features that are typical of EPDM coatings and it’s also been the best option to repair your metal roof leaks.