Whether it’s a domestic home or commercial premises, replacing a roof is not a task many of us look forward to. The potential expense and disruption can be enough to convince many home or business owners to overlook problems and put them to one side until another day.
However, delaying the inevitable is rarely a good idea, and avoiding replacing an old or damaged metal roof can turn a minor inconvenience into a major problem if you don’t face it head on. Here are three telltale signs that your metal roof sheets are ready to be replaced at the earliest opportunity.
Rust on a metal roof isn’t just unsightly, it’s a sign of deterioration that could lead to much more serious problems in the future. Once the protective coating that keeps moisture and water from rusting your roof is no longer fit for purpose, the situation can deteriorate quickly. Once rust takes hold, the structure of your roof can be weakened, leading to the risk of leaking, further water damage and even collapse.
Spotting rust on your roof can be difficult until the problem becomes severe, which is why it’s advisable to conduct regular inspections to find early warning signs of encroaching rust damage. Common problem areas to watch particularly carefully include skylights, vents, flashings, fasteners, ridgecaps and more.
Whether it’s brought on by rust or other kinds of damage, leakage is a very clear warning sign that your metal roof is not doing its job properly. Some leak issues can be repaired without the need for a full roof replacement, but it’s important to address the issue quickly before it causes serious damage to your property.
Loose or warped panels
Age, extreme weather or vandalism can result in loose or warped panels that compromise the insulation, protection and security of your premises. In addition to causing leakage and water damage, visibly loose panels can attract thieves and also provide a nesting opportunity or entry point for a variety of animals, including rats and mice, bats and birds.
At Bushbury Cladding Ltd, we offer high-quality, professionally installed metal roof sheets suitable for all kinds of premises, including galvanised steel roofing sheets and anti condensation roofing sheets for maximum durability and security. Contact us by calling 01902 229412 today to find out more about our products and services.