By: richmondpl On: December 06, 2017 In: blog Comments: 0

Metal roofing is ideal for residential properties as its known for its longevity and strength, but like many other parts of your home, eventually, you may find yourself needing the roof replaced. Here are three signs to look out for that signal it may be time to replace your metal roofing.

  1. Rust

A rusty roof is a sign that the protective coating on the metal has begun to deteriorate. When the protective coating starts cracking, chipping or wearing away, water can come in direct contact with the metal and cause it to tarnish. It’s not uncommon for rust to go completely unnoticed until leaks begin to appear, so always stay on top of your roof plumbing maintenance. A qualified roof plumber will look out for wear and tear to ensure it’s fixed before leaks start to occur.

  1. Leaking

Leaks are a pretty clear indication your roof is in need of repair or replacement. As stated above, rust is a common cause of roof leaks, but other issues can also be to blame, such as warped or loose panels, caused by Melbourne’s extreme weather conditions. If your roof has leaked, it’s important to remember that everything between the hole and the point where the water has leaked through, has also been exposed to water. For this reason, a qualified roof plumber is the only person for the job.

  1. Loose Panels

As mentioned, loose roof panels can cause your roof to leak and this can lead to a whole host of other problems such as electrical issues, a compromise of your home security and an accumulation of harmful mold.

It’s always recommended that you have an experienced roof plumber inspect your metal roof for damage, rust, and leaks so issues can be identified before they lead to more expensive problems.

Contact the experts at Richmond Plumbing and Roofing today.

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