When it comes to roofing materials, metal roofing is as close as you can get to indestructible – almost, but not quite. While we agree that metal roofing is indeed the best choice if you are willing to spend a bit more for your initial investment, it can also get damaged.
In fact, faulty installation and neglect can cause your metal roof to fail prematurely, and way before it’s due. Here are some of the most common damages sustained by metal roofing:
- Hail indentation
Metal resists hail damage better than most roofing materials. However, even if hailstones are not strong enough to punch a hole or crack in your roof, they can cause unsightly indentations that can cause gaps around the sheet or metal panel. If left unrepaired, these gaps may let water into your otherwise watertight roof. Tip: Report hail damage to your insurer as soon as possible to expedite your insurance claim.
- Footfall damage
Many homeowners cannot resist walking on their roof to check or inspect it themselves. Unfortunately, missteps and excess weight on the roof is enough to buckle the metal panels and cause dents and gaps. Walking on the roof can also damage vent caps, flashing, and trims.
- Wind damage
Most metal roofing products are rated to withstand wind speeds of up to 150mph. However, wind that strong can carry debris that can hit your roof. When this happens, wind damage to metal roofs can extend from dents to slightly lifted off panels.
- Cosmetic damage
Cosmetic damage to metal roofing ranges from uneven coloration to misaligned panels. These problems can be repaired by another protective coating of paint. Misaligned panels can also be realigned by a Sacramento roof repair company.
- Impact damage
As durable as metal roofs are, they are not invincible, especially against tree branches falling on them at high speed. Hail stones, when they are big enough, can also cause impact damage on your metal roof.
These are just some of the most common damages metal roofs suffer from in Sacramento. With a good Sacramento roof repair team at your side, your roof will stay in good condition for a very long time. For more information, call us today.