As specialists in metal roofing, we’re often asked how to repair metal roofing. Here, we’ll tell you all you know.
While metal roofing is one of the most durable and maintenance-free products available in the roofing industry, it’s not infallible.
In this article, we’ll provide you with some basic tips on what to look for when repairing your roof (and common issues), whether it’s safe to complete patches yourself, what to be aware of and when to contact our specialist team at Manchester Roofing.
Is it Safe to Repair Your Own Roof?
If you’re confident with heights and assured of your ability, it is possible to perform some basic maintenance and repairs on metal roofing. However, this is not always the case and there are some jobs that are best completed by professionals such as those we have on staff at Manchester Roofing.
What to Look for When Repairing Your Roof
Sometimes, it is possible to complete roofing repair work yourself. In this section, we’ll run through some basic DIY tasks and how to fix them if you’re so inclined.
Identify Holes & Rust
Identifying potential holes and rust is a common thing you can easily do yourself. Once located, you can repair the holes with an approved sealant as a quick patch. Removing rust from roofs (which is a common indication of holes or the potential for holes is also something you can manage quite quickly with a wire brush).
For a complete list of how to clean rust from a metal roof, click here, or talk to your Manchester Roofing specialist.
Seal Leaks & Seams or Edges
If you’re confident enough, it is also possible to seal leaks, seams or edges yourself. Use a urethane roof sealant or self-adhesive waterproofing membrane to complete this task.
What to Be Aware of When Repairing Your Own Roof
Roofing can be a very dangerous practice; it’s why we have professionals. When it comes to roofing maintenance and performing repairs yourself, the most important thing to remember is safety.
You should always be as safe as possible when repairing your own roof and complete work only on a dry and sunny day. Never attempt to complete something that is beyond your capabilities.
When to Contact Manchester Roofing
There’s no shame in asking for help. In fact, at Manchester Roofing, we would prefer you contact a professional roofing specialist for all repairs, maintenance and installation requirements. This is especially true if you are afraid of heights or are simply not comfortable performing your own repairs and maintenance.
Our staff are fully trained, licensed and insured. We’re prompt and reliable, meaning that you don’t have to worry about a thing when you call us for roofing repairs on your property.
To arrange an obligation free quote on roofing repairs, contact our experts today.