Metal Roofing- An Excellent Option for Austin

Although not as common as the engineered or asphalt counterparts, many Austin, TX homes have metal roofs. When it comes to taking care of your metal roof, you want to make sure that you choose a company that knows what they are doing!

If your home has a metal roof, it should last for 40-50 years. If it has regular maintenance than it can last even longer. Taking care of problems early will help ensure that you get the maximum about of service life from your roof.

When searching for a roofing company that deals with metal, make sure that they use compatible materials. Many metals react and cause corrosion. Some woods and other chemicals can also cause corrosion. It is important to be knowledgeable when it comes to your manufacturer’s metal roof care instructions. While the required steps can vary, here are a few items that your roofing company can do to keep your roof healthy and stable.

Easy maintenance includes tasks such as pulling and re-nailing loose nails. Your roofing company should look for holes, rust patches or other signs of damage. Leaks can be sealed with urethane roof cement. Urethane protects against UV breakdown better than asphalt or plastic roof cement. They can also re-calk edges and seams long flashing using the same cement.

When it comes to patching holes, it is important to use the same material as the roof. Any company worth their salt will understand this concept. They will clean the area with an all-purpose cleaner and a wire brush and let it air dry completely. The patch should be at least two inches larger than the damaged area. It is a good idea to leave patch work to the professionals. They know what they are doing and will be able to tell you if DIY work invalidates your roof’s warranty. They will also know what cleaners and fastenings to use on your roof. For example, if your roof is made out of zinc/aluminum-coated steel, you will need to use soft zinc or aluminum flashings. Lead could cause reactions and corrosion.

Metal roofing companies will be able to fix damaged flashing which can cause leaks and spillage. Lead or aluminum flashing that has been bent or pulled away can be reshaped to the roof profile but a roofing company can also replace them with a heavier grade metal.

Dented or damages sheets are also important repairs that many Austin-based businesses are prepared to handle. If the company can access the underside of the roof, they can push out smaller dents. Badly damaged sheets will be to be replaced. Buckling and tearing can be cause by extensive heat or poorly planned joints. Bad repair work can also cause buckles. Therefore it is important to find a company that can work specifically with metal.

Roofing companies can also prevent corrosion by removing salt, dust or sand that has been caught under the roof ridges. Weather can also cause peeling paint and caulking which is a white powdery build-up

When searching for companies to service your metal roof in the Austin, TX area it is important to find a contractor that is capable of dealing with the chemistry and specific needs of our home. It will prevent long-term damage and leaks leaving you happy and free to live your life unworried by the weather.

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