Why Would a Metal Roof Leak?

Why Would a Metal Roof Leak?

A metal roof is designed to last for more than half a century, providing outstanding protection for your office, store, or warehouse. However, even the sturdiest of commercial roofs can develop leaks and other issues that can speed the deterioration process.

Here are three potential causes of leaks in metal roofs:

  • Insufficient slope – If a roof doesn’t have enough slope, water can pool and cause leaks.
  • Poorly secured panels – If the roofing isn’t properly secured, it could shift or detach in strong winds. Most metal roofs can withstand up to 110 mph winds, if properly installed.
  • Improper flashing – If a vulnerable area of the roof, such as the space around roof equipment, doesn’t have proper flashing, leaks can easily develop.

Consider a Metal Roof Coating

One way to help ensure that your metal roof will be protected from water intrusion is to apply a cool roof coating. GAF liquid-applied coatings, for example, are a great way to protect your roof against leaks by waterproofing potential leak points such as drains, seams, fasteners, parapets, transitions, AC curbs, skylights, and more. Metal roof coatings are easy to apply, as they go directly on top of the existing roof. They can potentially pay for themselves, as they often trigger utility rebates and can reduce energy costs by up to 30%. With proper maintenance and recoating, your building’s metal roof can provide 50 years or more of optimal performance.

Elite Roofing Services

If you are interested in the benefits a metal roof coating could provide for your building in the Greenville, South Carolina, area, look to Elite Roofing Services. We offer outstanding roof repair, replacement, and maintenance services, as well as a wide array of cool roof options. Contact us today to learn more.