One of the things I’m always sorry to hear is when someone contacts me and says “Hey, I put up a metal roof…I’ve absolutely loved it, and here I am five years later dealing with some water infiltration” (basically a leak). I hate it when I hear that.
However, the fact is…hanging around Up on the roof is a pretty brutal environment, and any roof system (no matter how well it may have been designed – no matter how well it may have been installed) certainly has the potential at some point of having a minor problem come up with it. The neat thing about metal roofs and leaks typically, is if you do have water infiltration through a metal roof, usually it can be remedied pretty easily. You’re usually not having to chase it around. You can usually identify pretty quickly what’s going on.
Some of the common things that you may look for if your metal roof is leaking:
So, the important thing, if you do have a problem with your metal roof, contact the manufacturer, or contact your installing dealer. Find whatever help you can possibly find out there. Make sure that the repairs are remedied quickly, and make sure that they were done by a competent installation technician.
Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.
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