How To Fix A Metal Roof

How To Fix A Metal Roof

Although metal roofs are the most durable, there come times when some repair is needed. Whether your roof sustained damage by a storm, expansion/contraction or rust, these highly durable roofs do indeed sometimes need some TLC.02i33158

Before you set out to repair your roof, make sure you check your paperwork to see if it’s covered under warranty. The good news is that most metal roofs have a very extensive warranty, and you may not need to climb up there and do the work yourself. However, if your warranty doesn’t cover it, we’ve got some tips to make your time up there well spent.

Loose Nails

First, take a look over your whole roof to locate any loose nails. If you have some, pull them all the way out and re-nail them back in.

Rust damage

If you find any holes or rust spots, you can fix them easily with these steps

  • Using a wire brush or steel wool, remove the rust completely
  • Use a metal primer on the area to prep for paint
  • Using a spray paint, spray the primed area. The color can be matched by going to any local auto parts store

Seal up leaks

You can use a urethane roof cement or even metal flashing to seal and leaks you find. However, make sure you smooth it over the leak area to keep from trapping water. Also remember, urethane roof cement and metal flashing will ultimately deteriorate and need to be replaced in the future.

 Reseal seams and edges

Using urethane-roofing cement, make sure to reseal any areas you find with holes or openings.

 Replace flashing on the roof

To replace the metal flashing on a metal roof, call a roofing contractor to complete this effort.

A metal roof is an excellent choice for your pacific northwest home. By keeping it well maintained, you will ensure the roof lasts as long, or longer than expected. Since 1980, Pacific West Roofing has been providing the highest quality service and products to the Portland area. If you need to schedule a visit for repair or replacement, contact us today at www.pacificwestroofing.com and schedule an appointment with one of our roofing specialists.

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