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Your metal roof panels have an expected lifespan of 50 to 100 years – a shelf life that is unrivaled in the roofing material industry. But like most materials which are consistently exposed to weather and the elements, metal roofs will eventually begin to deteriorate. Begging the question, can your damaged metal roofing panels be repaired?
When To Repair Metal Roofing Panels
Most metal roofing systems can last for several decades before they need to be replaced. However, we highly suggest having your metal roof inspected every 2 years in order to make sure there aren’t any structural issues or small leaks. These damages can quickly turn into bigger problems.
Common metal roof repairs that may turn into bigger problems include replacing areas that are suffering from oxidation, re-tightening fasteners, seams, and flashing that are starting to open or loosen, and patching leaks. Repairing these metal roof problems quickly can go a long way towards preventing bigger maintenance or replacement projects in the future.
When To Restore Metal Roofing Panels
No matter how well your metal roof was built, installed, or maintained – as the years go by the potential for leaks and other problems will increase. Regularly reviewing your roof’s condition can help you discover leaks or other flaws that can be fixed via repair or restoration before a complete replacement is necessary. A roof restoration typically involves replacing fasteners, patching or replacing damaged areas, and even applying an acrylic or urethane coating to the panel.
What It Will Cost to Repair a Metal Roof
Many times, roof repair that is found and fixed early can cost less than $1,000. While a new roof sealant is usually between $500 to $2,000. However, if you’re faced with a roof repair that is $5,000 or more, it’s time to consider a restoration or roof replacement. As with any roofing material, you’ll get the longest lifespan with the least issues with regularly scheduled inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
Although it’s more durable than other roofing types, metal roofing is still vulnerable to wear and tear. The biggest culprits to metal roofing are harsh weather conditions and improper care. Annual inspections and maintenance can pay off significantly over time. If you would like to learn more about your metal roofing options, contact our qualified team of professionals at 1.855.838.9393 or [email protected]