Homeowners that choose to have a metal roof installed over the traditional choice of asphalt shingling do so because they are wish to have a roof installed that not only withstands the harsh elements of the northern climate but also has a long life expectancy. There comes a time when homeowners have a metal roof installed on their home and need to access the current condition of the metal roofing in order to decide if it is in need of replacement. In order to determine if the homes metal roof needs to be replaced there are a few factors to consider. Below are some characteristics to look deeper into when considering metal roof replacement.
The first consideration to be given is the amount of rust that builds up on the homes current metal roofing. Now a day’s metal roofing is pre-treated with a rust roof coating that prevents the deterioration of the metal roof. However, a previous metal roofing material were not treated with a rust proof coating and even with that modern day solution to rust it does not guarantee that the metal roof will not break down resulting in the development of rust on the homes metal roofing.
Extreme rust on a home’s metal roofing will detract from the aesthetic value of the home. It will look unsightly and will detract from an otherwise well-kept, highly curb appeal friendly home. Minor rust on a metal roof can be treated with rust treatment but overtime homeowners may find it is more cost effective to completely replace the homes metal roofing. It can prove costly for homeowners to continue to hire professional roofing contractors to treat the roof rust year after year.
A metal roof has an increased life span over that of other traditional roofing materials such as asphalt. A superior quality metal roof, installed correctly is known to have a lifespan of anywhere between fifty to a hundred years, whereas shingle roofing has an average life expectancy of between fifteen and twenty five years. The amount of weakening experienced by metal roofing of the home will vary due to exposure and weather conditions within the homes climate. If rust is left untreated it will lead to a weakening within the homes roof which will in turn result in the formation of holes within the metal roof. If this occurs the only choice a homeowner has is to fully replace the homes metal roof.
A professional roofing contractor that specializes in the installation, repair and replacement of metal roofing will be able to access the condition of the homes current roofing. This will ensure that homeowners get a professional opinion on the condition of the roof before choosing to invest in a full metal roof replacement.
Home Pro Roofing contractors offer a variety of roofing services throughout Brighton, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Fenton and Commerce Township, including installation of shingle roofs, metal roofing and roof repairs. You will find them at http://www.homeproroofingmi.com today.