When the color of your metal roof begins to shade off, it means that it has started to age. Therefore, it may be the right time to replace your metal roof with a new one. However, it can take you more than 100 years before the metal roofing calls for replacement. Most people in the United States don’t know how to go about the process of metal roof replacement. Therefore, it is always advisable to leave this work in the right professional hands. You need a new metal roof that is aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Here are some of the signs that will tell you that your metal roofing system needs replacement.
The Painted Finish Has Hit the 30-Year Marl for the Standing Seam
Steel manufacturers in the United States use a patented process in applying a painted finish to the standing seam panels. The painted finish will protect your metal panels from weather elements and make sure that the colors that you are choosing will not fade away.
The standing seam metal roofing has a 30-year paint warranty on most products. Once the paint warranty has expired, you should think of replacing the seam metal roof. However, the expiry of the paint warranty doesn’t imply that the finish is gone completely. When the color extremely fades from your metal panels or they have a lot of rust, you need to think of replacing the standing seam metal.
Something Damages the Painted Finish
The painted finishes protect your metallic panels from weather elements and make sure that the color that you choose does not fade. If anything scratches, dents, or damages your paint, it will shorten the lifespan of your standing seam metals. It can either be from hail damage or falling limbs. It can also result from tradesmen walking on your roof. Whatever the case, when the metal roof is damaged, it will force you to replace the entire system sooner than later.
Fasteners Begin to Wallow
In a screw-down metal roof, the fasteners are normally exposed via the top of the panels. Because there is no contraction and expansion, the fasteners will wallow out until they become too big for the screws which hold the metallic panels down. If you address this problem quickly, you can put in large screws to increase the lifespan of your metal roof. If you wait for so long before you replace the fasteners that have wallowed out, you may be forced to replace the screw-down panels. Therefore, it is even advisable to replace one panel instead of being forced to replace the whole roof. The roofing contractors should inspect your fasteners for wallowing annually for maintenance.
In case the storm damages the integrity of your metal roof, it will become a subject for replacement. This normally comes from acts of God like strong winds, hail, and even storms. All these actions can call for the replacement of the entire roof. It is advisable to get the right professionals to help you with the metal roof replacement process.