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4 common causes of metal roof leaks

A poorly maintained roof means you don’t get protection from heat or cold, you don’t have a stable living environment, and….

Roof leaks.

Roofing is one of the most important investments for your home, yet it is one of the most overlooked areas.

Your roofing is exposed to various weather conditions, and roof leaks significantly affect your overall roof’s performance.

So if you’re encountering roof leaks, call Watermaster’s professional metal roofing experts on 1300 576 075 to assess the condition of your roof today.

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What causes a metal roof to leak?

Metal roof emergencies such as roof leaks, insulation problems, and storm damage can cause you to buy replacement parts for your metal roof.

Added to this stress, is the idea of looking for an expert roofing contractor who can fix your leaking problems.

If you need domestic or commercial roof repairs or part replacement for your metal roof, call Watermaster Roofing today.

Your roof plays a critical role in your home, protecting you, your family, and your assets from the elements. If it’s not functioning as it should, get in touch with our professional roofing contractors now.

1. Missing roof sealants

Metal roof sealants are installed with your metal roofing. However, you can’t use them as a permanent leak fixer and they need to be properly applied by experts.

That’s why it is important to have a metal roofing contractor conduct regular checks up and maintenance, especially in areas that use sealants, like flashings and around roof transitions.

High-quality metal roof sealant is a must to ensure that your roof will last and remain strong, durable, and flexible.

2. Improperly driven metal roofing screws

Properly driven metal roofing screws usually keep water from leaking in your metal roof.

Metal roofing screws should perfectly fit with your rubber washers, forming a gasket that is firmly compressed against your roofing surface.

What is the most common cause of roof leaks?

Driving metal screws at the wrong angle will usually allow water to penetrate your metal roofing.

Improperly driven roofing screws can also look like:

  • Misaligned screws
  • Overdriven screws
  • Underdriven screws

These types of improperly driven screw positions are one of the main sources of roof leaks.

3. Metal roofing rust

Older roofing as well as inferior or poor quality roofing will eventually rust.

Rust can then dissolve parts of your roof, creating cracks and gaps which then allow water to enter your home.

Watermaster Roofing chooses to work with only the most reputable, high-quality roofing materials, including COLORBOND roofing, crafted to the best standards to withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

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4. Stack flashings

Stack flashings, just like roof sealants, have a lifespan. Flashings are installed at vents or pipes which form seals around them.

Since flashings are made up of rubberised material, when your metal roof expands due to heat and other weather conditions, the stack flashings will usually squeeze, causing your metal roof to contract and test the seals of your flashings.

Replacing worn-out or rotten flashings through regular maintenance is one of the best things that you can do for your roofing to avoid water damage caused by leaks.

How do you find a leak in a metal roof?

Leak prone areas in your metal roofing can be quite difficult to detect, especially if you don’t have any idea where to look.

Our roofing team can perform an in-depth analysis which starts with a visual inspection where we look at:

  • Rusty holes
  • Overly tight or underdriven screws
  • Missing or misaligned screws
  • Gaps or lose trims

Inspecting these tedious parts yourself can be dangerous, so it’s best to always rely on a professional for this in-depth assessment.

How do you stop a metal roof from leaking?

Your metal roof is vulnerable and exposed to almost all weather conditions; that’s why it is important to schedule annual or bi-annual metal roofing maintenance.

Doing so will prolong the life of your metal roof from any unexpected roof repairs and damages that will incur a cost from roofing repairs and replacements.

No matter how old or how new your metal roofing is, roof inspections and maintenance can keep you from worrying about metal roofing leaks.

Worried about roof leaks? Call Watermaster Roofing today!

What do you do when your metal roofing starts leaking? Call a roofing expert ASAP!

If you need roof plumbing in Melbourne, there’s only one name to remember: Watermaster.

Our Masters of roofing carry out emergency roof repairs, maintenance, and plumbing to help you detect and solve the source of leaks in your home.

Improve the look and function of your roofing: book an onsite inspection with Watermaster on 1300 576 075, or fill in this form  to get in touch with us today!

2022-01-24T08:52:36+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Metal roofing|

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