Metal Roof Repair a DIY project
If you look around you can see that metal roofing is one of the most likeable roofing material that is used throughout America for different structures. Now a day’s installation of metal roofing may get a little set back as people prefer to use Shingles or any other material for newer houses but for structures like, patio covers, sheds, warehouses, store fronts and even for older houses, metal roofing is still the first choice.
There are many reasons for selection of metal roofing over other roofing materials; the biggest of them all is its durability. You may have noticed that metal roofing is heavy and strong material so it provide resistant to blunt force like, falling branches or trees, or fast blowing wind, and other such damages. On the other the biggest issue it faces is from rain as it causes rust damage, which will weaken the structure over the passage of time.
Once rust gets to the structure it will cause, displaced nails, holes that permit leakage, and receding edges. If the matter is serious you must require the services of professional to get your roof repair, but if it is not that much damage that metal roof repair can be a DIY project also.
The biggest complaint that is heard from metal roof house owner is its leakage. This is also considered as a first sign of damage to your roof. So if you are also experiencing the leakage from your roof, then you have to climb the ladder and examine the situation and intensity of damage.
You may notice any of these issues like, rusty holes, loose nails, separated or loose edges and seams or miscellaneous holes. Sometimes you may find any or all of these issues existing at the same time. For this you should not call to metal roof repair services as you can manage it yourself. For example you if you find the gap between seams is because of the loose nail, then replacing the nail will solve leakage problem. Otherwise if the metal sheets are slipping away, then you can use urethane roof cement to seal the seams.
You can easily find all these items easily at your local hard ware or home improvement stores. Further these are also not very much expensive, so you can easily purchase these and get your job done.
Metal Roof Repair Materials
For metal roof repair you will use the following roofing materials:
- Wire brush
- Roofing cement
On climbing the roof if you find holes then first of all you must determine the reason. In case these are caused by rust, then first of all you have to take wire brush or steel wool to scrub the rust until it goes away. Taking this opportunity you can also check for rest of the roof, if there is some rust prone area then you should do the same exercise there as well.
After that you should apply the paint on the surface. This way you can do the metal roof repair service yourself, but if the damage is more than this then you should hire the services of a professional company.