A Metal Roof is popularly touted as a superior roof for protecting your home versus other roofing materials. Metal roofs will last 40 to 60 years versus standard asphalt shingle roofs, and in Texas, a metal roof can reduce your homeowners insurance up to 35%! GSM Roofing, can install different types, styles and color options of metal roofs. While they are a more sturdy and longer lasting option, there is still the possibility of experiencing leaks. We’re going to cover a few of the most common causes of leaks in Metal roofs in this blog.
Metal Roofing Screws
Roofing screws are one of the most common culprits of causing leaks in metal roofs. If not properly installed, the rubber washer on the screw does not create the proper seal and water is able to get in.
The stack flashings (boots around the pipes) are also a common area to find leaks. The movement in the metal roofing from expansion and contraction is always testing these seals, as well as wear and tear from the sun.
Rust on the Surface of the Road
Rust on the surface of the roof doesn’t automatically mean there’s a leak. Keep an eye out for rust though as it is capable of destroying the roof’s protective coating, leaving holes or scaling which can lead to leaks.
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