Because it protects everything inside your home from the elements, your roof is one of the most vital parts of your home. Yet at the same time, it might be the one part of our homes that we forget to maintain as often as we should. It’s because of this that many homeowners find themselves needing not just roof repairs, but an entire roofing replacement — even if they have a more durable metal roofing setup.
Typically, metal roofing manufacturers offer a 30 to 50-year warranty, while your roofing installer will offer a separate installation warranty to protect your investment. With this in mind, homeowners should have a low-cost way to get repairs when it’s necessary.
To make sure your metal roofing always protects your home as well as it should, keep an eye out for these common warning signs that your roofing needs to be replaced:
Noticeable water stains and leaks
Signs of water leaks on the ceiling of your attic are your first indication that your roof isn’t doing its job of keeping water from entering your home. Water stains, as well as moisture in your insulation, are both indicators of this. If you notice a spongy feel when you walk on your roof, that’s another bad sign that your roof will need to be replaced.
Damage from severe weather
If you live in an area that’s prone to hurricanes, tornadoes or other severe weather events, you might find yourself needing a roofing replacement. These storms can tear off sections of your metal roof, exposing your home to the elements and leading to further damage down the road if not resolved quickly.
On occasion, roofs that have been poorly installed will begin to show signs of their improper installation. This happens when low-quality roofing companies install a new roof on a home. If you suspect that this is the case in your home — whether you notice issues with its installation hardware, leaks or other signs of trouble — the right roofing company can help you make it right.
For more information on repairs, replacements, installations and more, feel free to contact us with all your roofing questions.