Everything You Need To Know About Metal Roofing Systems

Metal Roofing Systems Myrtle BeachA certain type of roofing system that you may want to consider for your home is a metal roof. They have been proven to withstand hurricane and tropical storm winds much better and more effectively than other types of roofs.

If it were to be damaged, experts have noticed that a metal roof is limited to the loss of hip and ridge caps. The metal roof boards will be able to stay up during the storm; even though, at some point, they may be lifted by the strong winds. Should the boards be lifted, this often begins at the eaves and where the boards overlap each other. To ensure there will be no major damages from lifted board panels and leaks, opt to have your boards mechanically seamed. This makes them more watertight than batten seam covers.

Important facts about metal roofing systems:

Use metal with thicker gauge it will stand up to wind better than other options.

Avoid structural standing seams because a simple leak problem in this type of seam could easily lead to more severe damage, particularly with the waterproofing and structural aspects of your roof.

Cover your roof with polyurethane foam to increase your roof’s resistance to wind uplift. The foam is water resistant so you won’t have to worry about leak problems.

Re-covered metal roofing systems

If you don’t have the money for a complete roof overhaul or replacing your entire roof with a new one, you can opt to re-cover your metal roof. On the other hand, make sure that the gravel stop you will use to cover your roof is heavy enough to resist wind uplifting. Failure to ensure this will result in more costly damages. So instead of saving money from a complete overhaul, you actually end up with more damages in repair. In the end, you would be better off getting a new roof.

Re-covering your roof will do more good than harm if you choose the most suitable gravel stop for covering your roof. It also helps if you work with a highly skilled professional to do the re-covering. Additionally, the age of your roof is also worth looking at. If you have an older roof, re-covering may no longer be an option as older roofs tend to have weaker seams and bonds and, thus, they do not stay in place very well. But if your roof is fairly new and recent, you could save more by re-covering it rather than replacing it, yet again.

Contract Exteriors can help ensure that your roof is in good working condition. Call them now and schedule for a roofing inspection.

Contract Exteriors
Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 357-9234

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