6 Signs You Need Metal Roof Repair


6 Signs You Need Metal Roof Repair

As we've noted in previous posts, metal roofing is on the rise in the Port Charlotte area. Metal roofing systems offer many benefits that can’t be matched by more traditional types of roofing, like shingles and tile.

If you’ve had a metal roof installed in the past, by a roofing company other than Douglass Restoration Inc., it’s possible that some aspects of proper installation were overlooked. While this may not have been intentional, it does leave your home open to a myriad of problems.

To avoid permanent damage to your home, it’s necessary to complete professional roofing repairs as soon as possible.

In the hopes of keeping your home safe and dry, the roofing experts at Douglass Restoration Inc. have put together a short list of signs that your metal roof may be in need of roofing repair.

Six Signs Your Metal Roof Needs To Be Repaired

  1. Leaks - This is a no-brainer, right? Roofs are meant to keep moisture and debris out of your home. If you’ve noticed leaks in your ceiling, it means that your metal roof is no longer doing its job. Contact Douglass Restoration Inc. Leaks will never get better on their own, only worse.
  2. Punctures/Tears - When metal roofs are installed, contractors will be walking on the metal sheets quite a bit. This could result in tears and punctures if they contractors aren’t careful. If you’re not working with a reputable Port Charlotte roofing company, they could just caulk the punctures and call it a day. This is a temporary fix at best.
  3. Blow-Offs - When flashing is poorly attached, seams and gaps may emerge. Over time (or during a particularly bad Port Charlotte storm) parts of your metal roof could dislodge creating a hazard for you and your home.
  4. Loose Seams - As the weather heats and cools a metal roof, the materials will expand and contract. Over time, this movement can loosen the screws that hold metal roofing in place, allowing water to seep underneath the seams.
  5. Ponding - This is a term roofing repair technicians use to describe standing water that collects on a metal roof. Standing water is heavy and could result in depressions or even leaks.
  6. Rust/Corrosion - Metal roofs must be sealed with non-corrosive agents in order to prevent the development of rust. If you’ve noticed corrosion on your roof, contact Douglass Restoration Inc. for roof repairs right away. Your entire roof could be at risk.

Remember, if you’re looking to replace a tile or shingle roof with a metal roofing system, Douglass Restoration Inc. is the company to call in Port Charlotte!