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How to repair a leak in your metal roof
A problem is a problem no matter how you decide to look at it. The intensity of the problem will determine your following course of action, but it generally advised to deal with today’s problem today. When a problem occurs with your roofing systems, you are without a doubt worried, based on the presumption you’re an amateur in the field of roofing. Although new techniques and products are being developed daily, there isn’t a roof in existence that will guarantee a 100% functionality with no level of maintenance whatsoever, and I almost forgot, it will also last forever. Like until the end of time. It sounds like science-fiction material, but that is the goal of every roofer in the industry. The unattainable goal which all of them strive to achieve. Metal roofing is one of the products mentioned above. It’s generally considered to be a trustworthy, eco-friendly and durable solution that will pay itself out throughout the 50 years you will probably spend up using it.
As previously mentioned, a 100% impervious roof hasn’t yet been created. Certain conditions to which the roof is exposed can’t be predicted and can consequently create some serious problems. The one problem you can’t avoid dealing with is leaking. Even the impenetrable metal roofing systems can be affected by this problem.
A rising problem is the increase in scammers and storm chasers across the US. Those stories you’ve probably heard of by now that include substantial damage done to the roof almost immediately after its construction were all arranged by these scammers. Check your contractor, go that extra mile to make sure your contractor is verified, licensed, knowledgeable, and experienced.
The leading causes of leaking in your metal roofing systems include the following:
- Improper roof slope – a minimum slope of a 4:12 ratio is required
- Poorly secured metal panels – check to see if the panels are secured with adequate fasteners
- Roof penetration – check the area around your chimney as it’s extremely prone to damage
- Coating – some materials and types require a special coating while others don’t
In case you’re the owner of a copper standing seam roof, here is the quickest way to deal with leaking problems. First of all, start by inspecting all of the seams, if nothing just to make sure they’re properly soldered. In a case of a bad installation, do the job yourself or call a verified contractor. You can do it yourself by removing the copper panel and by applying a solar seal between the seams. Don’t forget to re-solder the seams after reinforcing them.
Any kind of leak requires a certain amount of attention. In case you’re unsure of your abilities, don’t hesitate to call up an EXPERT who will appropriately deal with the damage.
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