Why a Metal Roof Can Leak and Require Repair

Many homeowners think of the metal roofing systems as indestructible given their strength and durability. Like any other roofing material, however, they are subject to performance-related issues, especially those resulting from poor installation or constant exposure to the elements.

As a leading roofing company in the area, we know all too well why a metal roof can leak and require repair.

Missing Sealants

Sealants applied on metal roofs don’t usually last as long as the roofing material itself, requiring immediate replacement as soon as signs of wear and tear become evident. The product to replace the worn-out sealant must be made specifically for all metal roof types. Silicone-based caulk, for instance, may not adhere to the roof panel surface.

Problems at the Seams and Overlaps

Parts of the metal roofing system where two roofing pieces overlap each other are vulnerable to leaks resulting from a capillary draw. This occurs when water travels up the slope between the seam of two tightly joined metal pieces. Proper roof repair is important to make sure the leak doesn’t worsen. Using a butyl tape or sealant can help break the capillary draw.

Improper Fastener Installation

Metal roof fasteners don’t just hold the roof together; they also help ensure the long-term performance and functionality of the whole roof assembly. Proper installation of fasteners is imperative in this regard. Leaks develop when the roof is exposed to water intrusion due to fasteners installed at a wrong angle or fasteners either underdriven or overdriven.

Repairing your roof when you first notice a problem will save you time and money down the road. Georgia Roof Advisors is a HAAG Certified Residential Roofing Inspector, which means you can count on us with our thorough assessment of your roofing system’s current condition. We’ll check how significant the damage is and repair any issues we find.

Looking for the best roofing company for your needs? No need to look further. Give us a call today at [company_phone] or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Marietta and the surrounding areas.

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