What most homeowners don’t understand about metal roofs is that this particular material is actually one of the most energy-efficient types of roofing there is in the market. The idea that a metal roof can actually make your home feel “hotter” has been a long-addressed issue that most modern assemblies don’t exhibit any longer.
This doesn’t mean, however, that metal roofs are impervious to any damage. In fact, a few problems are exclusive to this type of roofing system, and our experts at Coleman Roofing discuss them below.
Protect Your Metal Roofing
Durability-wise, no other material can hold a candle to the sturdiness and structural strength of metal roofs. You can further improve its strength with roof coatings. When properly applied, roof coatings improve a metal roof’s resistance to impact, rust and water damage, and may even extend its effective service life by reducing the effects of regular wear and tear.
If you’re thinking about replacing your current roofing system with metal roofing, talk to your contractor about products that resist most of the common issues that plague this type of material, such as:
- Moisture-related problems
- Staining, abrasion, and color-fading
Checking for Defects
Metal surfaces are treated with chemical processes to increase their resistance against rust and corrosion. An already existing layer of coating, which is different from the protective coating products Coleman Roofing offers, is an ASTM standard for all types of metal roofs. While this layer is credited for increasing the durability of your roof, it’s also a common venue for surface defects that, without affecting performance and efficiency, may make your roof far less appealing.
The most common defect is blistering. When gases expand from below the paint surface, they cause unsightly bumps in the roof. Additionally, streaking and staining can also form from regular exposure to pollution and other environmental factors, whether you have a residential, industrial or commercial roofing system. Other defects include dirt lines, pinholes and “oil canning,” which appear as dents on the surface.
Learn more about how to take care of your metal roofs with Coleman Roofing. Call us at (225) 379-7663 or fill out our online contact form to request a free quote today. We serve Lafayette, LA, and the surrounding areas.