We know metal roof systems have a longer shelf life than other materials, however there will always be an end of life moment for metal roofs. Whether this is extensive holes, leaks, rust or detached panels or a combination of symptoms, it is time for a full replacement. After 25 to 30 years in harsh Australian conditions, it’s understandable your roof will at some point need a full replacement, but why is that important, and why can you not just replace the broken parts of the roof to extend the life of the roof further. We have put together this handy article on why sometimes it’s simply better to replace than attempt to restore.
Here is why you should consider a full replacement of your metal roof, perhaps its time to consider a COLORBOND® Steel roof…
Often, we can see surface damage, but we don’t know what is lurking underneath the surface. Replacing your roof may become your only option, if there is damage to weak and susceptible points like seams and ridge caps. These types of issues require immediate action to prevent further damage to your home. This is why we recommend regular roof check-ups to pick up on these types of damage issues, so they can be treated early on and hopefully prevent the spread of rust and other damage.
Rust is a major issue for metal roof structures, particularly in coastal areas, and even though your metal roof would have come with a protective coating, after many years in the harsh sun, rain and rapidly changing weather conditions, that coating starts to wear away. Your roof then becomes more and more susceptible to rust.
This one can be easy to rectify. Simply respray the affected areas as soon as you notice the coating starting to wear away. If you are not sure, your local roofing contractors, such as GT Roofing can come out to provide advice and recoat where necessary, ensuring you peace of mind.
One of the biggest factors your roof contributes to in your home is comfort. Not only does it keep the weather out, it will help regulate the interior temperature throughout the year. Ask your contractor about a silicone coating you’re your metal roof to better improve the thermal resistance of your roof. Helping to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer; and reduce those power bills!
Metal roofs have a seriously long shelf life and can be in service of your home for up to half a century. Sometimes though, if your roof has been in place for a few decades, it can become tired and outdated style wise. This is where COLORBOND® Steel can help rejuvenate your roof and modernise your home.
Sometimes a roof cannot be restored, and your money would be better used in roof replacement with COLORBOND® steel on your home. GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.