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Do You Need To Replace A Metal Roof?

Metal roofs are renowned for their durability and longevity. Their performance is hard to beat in storm conditions and heavy winds. But, there comes a point in every roof’s lifespan that it must be replaced.

This article will help you determine when your metal roof may need replacement. All roofs stop performing well at some point, so the trick is to get the maximum lifespan out of your roof without hanging on to it for too long. Our team can help you strike the right balance – maximizing your value while also stopping any damage to your home before it starts.

Signs that it’s time to replace your metal roof

When monitoring your metal roof, there are several warning signs to look out for:

Age

Like everything, metal roofs simply wear out at some point. Typically, they perform well for 40 to 70 years. Even if your roof looks great, it’s important to inspect it more carefully as it approaches the end of its expected lifespan.

We recommend that older roof owners schedule regular roof inspections. At a minimum, you should have a professional roofer check your roof once a year and after any significant storm. If your schedule allows, it would be ideal to have your roof inspected twice a year. Spring and fall are perfect times to schedule a roof inspection because your roofer can check for damage that may have occurred in the summer and winter when most extreme weather occurs.

Visible Damage

Visible damage, no matter how small, indicates that your roof may be failing. When viewing your roof, look for the following signs of damage:
• Curling or warping
• Rust
• Cracks
• Dents
• Loose panels

Mold / Mildew

Mold and mildew growth are problems wherever they occur. If you spot mold or mildew on your roof, it’s a troubling sign that moisture may be infiltrating your home. Mold and mildew are serious issues, especially when they enter your home. Exposure to mold and mildew can cause health problems for you and your family, so you must address it immediately.

Leaks

Leaks are the most obvious sign that your roof needs immediate attention. If you notice stains on your ceiling or walls, you may have a roof leak and need a repair or replacement ASAP.

Peeling Paint / Coating

Most metal roofs have some type of paint or coating. Keep an eye out for any signs of deterioration, such as peeling, curling, or fading. Paint and coating deterioration is not only unattractive, it can also lead to rust and corrosion in the future. It’s best to address paint and coating issues before they become bigger problems.

Increasing Energy Bills

Metal roof insulation tends to deteriorate with age. If your energy bills increase over time, it may be a sign that your insulation is no longer working properly. Additionally, keep an eye out for rapid spikes in energy costs, as this may indicate that your roof is allowing internal air to escape and external air to penetrate.

CMR is here to help solve your roof problems

If you are worried that your roof may be nearing the end of its lifespan, contact us today. Our experts will inspect your roof and let you know if you have any current or impending damage. Hopefully, your roof checks out and has many years of service remaining. If not, our team can explain your roof repair and replacement options and help find the best solution for you.