Similar to traditional roofs made with shingles, asphalt, or other material, metal roofs often need to be repaired or replaced. No matter what climate you live in, there is bound to be damage or problems with your roof at some point, and may require metal roof replacement.
Damage on metal roofs can affect the safety and quality of your home just like any other roofing material. In order to reap the full benefits of a metal roof, it needs to have room to adjust and be properly installed. If your roof is in need of replacement, the safety, and quality of your home are at risk. Here are some signs and signals to look for that may tell you that it is time for a metal roof replacement.
1- Age Of The Roof
Unfortunately, despite the material that is used, roofing does not last forever. For metal roofs, the typical lifespan of a fully metal roof is around 40-70 years. If this time has passed or the roof was installed on the home before you moved in, the safest option is to have it replaced. Metal roof replacement should be heavily considered if you are unable to determine when the roof was installed. If the previous owners or roofing company do not know the year it was installed, it is better to plan on a replacement.
2- Loose Metal Sheets
Factors such as age, weather, or moisture can cause the metal sheets that make up your roof to become loose. When a panel is not laid correctly or has become loose, it can not properly protect your roof from harm. If a panel or two has become loose, it can not be resealed onto your roof. If a large number of panels are seeming to lift, it is time for a full metal roof replacement.
3- Changes To Your Homes Temperature
The biggest benefit of metal roofing is temperature control for your home. If you have noticed that the temperature in your home is off, or hotter or colder than normal, the culprit could be your roof. If you have weighed out the other options (broken A/C, faulty duct) then replacing the metal sheets on your roof should be your next solution.
Our company at Kanga Roof can help inspect your roof and determine what needs to be repaired or replaced. Even if we did not install the current metal roof that you have, we can perform a metal roof replacement on your home.
When metal gets wet it begins to rust, when left out in the sun without protection, the metal can change color. Discoloration of your metal roof might mean it needs to be replaced. More often than not, the discoloration comes from rust, which can lead to continued problems with the quality of your roof. Having regular roof inspections can help prevent the presence of rust and spot any panels that could be replaced.
A corroded section of the roof may allow water to leak in or allow bugs and other small critters to invade your home. If you are seeing any of these issues, or unknown water in your home, check your roof for rust.
A metal roof needs to have some give for the metal sheets to expand. When a roofing company fails to do this, the surface of your roof can start to wrinkle after so much contracting and expanding. Metal roofs should be flat (unless the panels have a specific design) so if it is wrinkled in some areas, it needs to be replaced.
Some common reasons that your roof may develop waves are:
- Overtightened fasteners
- Uneven underlayment
- Mishandling panels while installing
Often, the misintalled panels can just be replaced, but in severe cases, large sections may need to be removed to create enough space for movement.
Metal Roofs With Kanga Roof
Investing in the right roofing material is the only way to protect your home from significant damage. Homeowners often choose asphalt shingles because they are cost-friendly and assume they are the best. Metal roofing is actually a better option when it comes to ROI and the protective factors that roofing needs.
Our team provides free roofing inspections to help determine the damage to your current roof and how the system is working. We can assess the issues that you may have and determine if a repair or a metal roof replacement is right for you. Contact us today to learn more about your roof and schedule an inspection!