Corrugated roofing has certainly grown in popularity over the years as homeowners look to achieve a modern farmhouse look and feel. Besides their aesthetic appeal, these metal roofing sheets are also able to withstand pretty extreme weather conditions. They’re also known for being heat-resistant and have anti-rust properties that ensure durability.
Just like with other building materials, however, a roof maintenance checklist is key. Regular check-ups will be a far cheaper exercise than metal roof replacements at the end of the day.
What happens if corrugated roofs are left unattended?
If you don’t correctly maintain and waterproof corrugated iron roofs, rust can actually begin to develop. In addition to being an eye-sore, rust can lead to holes that will be expensive to fix up after the fact. It’s, therefore, recommended that one checks their roof every two to four years.
Another consideration is water ingress. If you don’t check that your roof screws remain securely in place, the roofing sheet lap joints can become loose causing leakage. Any compromised or damaged screws and/or fasteners should be removed and replaced with new ones or sealed into place properly.
Good roof waterproofing is essential if you’re to extend the lifespan of your corrugated roof. When done incorrectly, it doesn’t create that watertight seal necessary to keep water out. The waterproofing can also crack and peel resulting in further issues down the line.
So, how can I maintain the integrity of my roof?
While you can turn to a roofing contractor to fix the problem, there are a few ways you can avoid anything from happening in the first place. First off, it’s important to clean out your gutters. If they become clogged with leaves and debris – it will prevent water from draining.
Similarly, keeping the trees surrounding your roof in tip-top shape will further avoid potential blockage. By trimming them regularly, you’ll also prevent branches and sticks from ending up on your roofing sheets.
Moss is another important thing to look out for when inspecting your roof. If you’ve noticed you do have some growing, you can remove it with soapy water and a scrubbing brush.
To maintain the aesthetic appeal of your corrugated roof, it’s important to check the surface for scuffs, scratches, and dents. These roofs are, unfortunately, prone to fading so a few touch-ups here and there may be necessary to keep things looking fresh.
When should I call in an expert?
If structural maintenance is required that you don’t feel comfortable handling yourself, it’s a good idea to call a roofing contractor. Hail, fallen trees, and even heavy rainfall can seriously impact the integrity of your roof and so to avoid it from collapsing, bring in the professionals.
We also always recommend leaving the waterproofing to the experts. Universal Roofing are experts in waterproofing and roof leak repair of all roof types. This allows us to provide expert advice and quality workmanship on all roofing or waterproofing projects.
We use a Uni-Flexx Polymer Waterproofing System that effectively seals potential problem areas where leaks have or may occur. Plus, with the formula’s expansion allowance, using Uni-Flexx Polymer reduces the risk of cracking even under extreme weather conditions.
For any other roof-related queries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.