One type of roof that is amazingly durable is a metal roof. It seems capable of dealing with all kinds of weather as it ages gracefully for years on end. Not much is required for the maintenance of a metal roof, however, it certainly requires regular inspection and maintenance – you need to check for damage and what type of damage. Even though a metal roof is actually hard to wear down, the panels can become loose and rusty.
A metal roof, when it needs to be repaired is not that difficult; it’s easier than fixing wooden frames in roofs or roof shingles or asphalt roofs. Damage to any roof can cause leaks in extreme weather conditions which require repairing quickly with the right materials used. You don’t want damage affecting floors, walls, woodwork, windows, and doors.
To keep a metal roof in ship-shape, means you also need to inspect it at least two times annually, for a sign of distress. You will need a certified roofing inspector to accompany you, carefully treading on the purlins and joins to avoid even further damage to roofing panels.
Remember your inspector needs to be a certified roof inspector. That’s because it’s a dangerous job. Not only that it’s lawful and he has the knowledge. He will also be bonded and insured. He will also carry out repairs according to the roofing material of the house.
Another question people ask about is roof design. Asphalt shingles is a very popular roofing material design, but people want to know if it’s possible to add a metal roof over the asphalt shingles and is it better? The answer to that is, asphalt shingles look great and are economical.
You also get different types of shingles, like organic, fiberglass, tiles, wood shingles, metal roofing, and slate. Metal roofing looks great, it lasts longer than asphalt shingles, but it costs probably double the price. Other factors will play a role in your choice, the price being a big one and color as well. You can lay metal roofing over the asphalt shingles, as long as you don’t go past 2 layers of roofing types.
Really, you just need to take care of a metal roof; it can last for even more than 50 years. It certainly seems worth it.