Are you curious about whether your metal roof needs to be replaced? Metal roofing is known for its durability, but that will not stop nature from taking its toll over time. Its lifespan is shortened by factors such as rust, harsh weather, and debris punctures. Knowing when it is time for a metal roof replacement will keep other parts of your home from being damaged, saving you the frustration of extra repairs.
- Rust Spots. Some metal roofs have a protective coating of weather-resistant paint that prevents rust. But paint chips and wears over time, which leaves your metal roof exposed and susceptible to rust. If your roof is rusting, it is time to look into a replacement.
- Perforations or Tears. Storms come often to North Carolina. Strong winds from storms throw debris that can damage your roof, causing tears or perforations. Once your roof experiences enough damage, its structural stability is in danger.
- Leaks. You can repair a single leak temporarily, but if you are experiencing multiple leaks, a metal roof replacement is in the near future. Leaks can come from rust or damage to your roof and can cause harm to its underlying structural support.
- Metal Warping. As your roof ages, it will become thin and vulnerable to warping. Exposure to harsh weather and extreme heat over the years contributes to this possibility. A common indication of a warped roof is water pooling, so keep an eye out.
- Age – Although metal roofing is known to last over 50 years, durability depends on the type of metal and the amount of accrued damage. Once your roof hits the 50-year mark, it’s time to inspect it.
If your roof shows any of these five signs, it is time to call us at C&H Roofing to get a free estimate on your metal roof replacement today.