As metal roofing experts, we’re often asked how long metal roofing lasts.
In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the projected lifespan of your metal roof, factors that influence this and how you can potentially increase your roof’s longevity.
Do Metal Roofs Last Longer than Other Materials?
Yes. As both research and our own experience as professional roofers for decades suggests, metal roofing lasts much longer than that made of other materials, such as tile or slate.
What’s the Average Lifespan of a Metal Roof?
A metal roof can be expected to last between 40 to 80 years.
Remember, this is the projection for a roof that is well maintained, in good condition and free of repairs or rust. If your roof is in poor condition to start out with, it’s likely its lifespan will be significantly reduced.
How Can You Improve the Longevity of Your Metal Roof?
There are several ways in which you can potentially improve the longevity of your metal roof. Some of the most common are discussed in this section.
Get a Professional Inspection
Having a roof inspection (by a company such as Manchester Roofing) is a good place to start if you want to know how long your roof will last you. This is especially helpful if you’re living or working in a property where you weren’t responsible for your current roof’s installation.
By getting a professional to assess the condition of your roofing, you’ll know if there are any prominent issues that need to be addressed, such as repairs or rust.
Cleaning your gutters on a regular basis is good practice if you want to maintain your roof’s health, and potentially improve its lifespan because the cleaner the areas surrounding your roof, the less susceptible it will be to damage and the like.
Remove Rotten Wood
Rot and mould has a tendency to spread so if it starts to seep into your metal roofing, you’ll want to address it as quickly as possible.
Leaving such an issue unchecked could result in it infecting the rest of your roof, or even spreading into your house. This, in turn, may result in even more issues that could affect the structural integrity of your home, or even the health of your family (depending on how severe the problem is).
Repairing Damaged Foundations & Structural Issues
If you spot a damaged foundation or a potential structural issue with your metal roofing, this is not something an untrained eye can fix. Call the experts at Manchester Roofing immediately to arrange an inspection and a solution.
Can You Complete Maintenance & Repairs Yourself?
Technically, it is possible to complete minor maintenance and repairs to metal roofing yourself. We’re sure there are a lot of people out there who easily perform their own maintenance.
However, it’s not something we as professional roofers actively promote. Working at heights – even if you’re used to it – can be quite dangerous. And you can put yourself or others in harm’s way if you don’t know what you’re doing or have an accident while undertaking your intended task.
Where to Go for Professional Assistance with Metal Roofs
If you ask us, when it comes to choosing the right metal roof for your property, or performing the required maintenance tasks to ensure your roof lasts its projected 40 plus years, it’s best to consult the experts.
At Manchester Roofing, we have decades of experience in the commercial roofing arena. Our materials are second to none and our team is made up of some of the best in the business. We’re prompt, professional, knowledgeable and always ready to lend a hand.
To book your metal roof inspection, or find out more about how to get the most out of your roof, contact our team of experts today.