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Common Problems With Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are very durable and aesthetically pleasing. They can also be recycled which makes them environmentally friendly. Metal roofs cost more than a typical asphalt roof. Like with any other roof, problems can and probably will occur throughout its life. Since you are making a hefty investment in a more premium roofing material, it is important to know what to look for in the care of your metal roof.

Blow-offs are one common problem and are due to poor installation. This can occur when there are open seams in the roof. Strong winds and severe weather can cause the metal roofing to become detached and blow off. Make sure to have your roof installed by a reputable professional to avoid blow-offs due to poor installation.

Leaks can happen with any roofing material and metal roofs are no exception. Many times with metal roofs, leaks are due to either poor design or poor installation. Leaks can also occur due to punctures in the roof. Storm damage or even foot traffic can cause trauma to the roof, opening up areas for water to leak underneath.

Another issue with metal roofs is how easily they can dent. Metal roofs certainly are very durable, but hail can dent them rather easily. Unless you have opted for a metal roof variety that is not prone to denting, this is something you should prepare for.

If you have any further questions about metal roofs or would like to have one installed, contact Outdoor Creations Roofing at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).