How to Find Leaks in Metal Roofs
Roof leaks can cause structural damages if not addressed promptly. Postponing repairs can lead to more problems and costly repairs. In this blog post, you will learn how to examine the vulnerable areas of your metal roof and how to detect leaks. Read on.
Possible Causes Of Metal Roof Leaks
- Rust and corrosion
- Visible holes or crimping in the roof
- Gaps between the metal and the washer
- Issues with the fasteners
Finding Leaks In a Metal Roof
There are three main areas you need to check to detect leaks in metal roofs.
1. Body of the roof
You can find leaks in this area through visual inspection. Here are the possible indicators to find leaks in the body of a metal roof:
- Rust or corrosion damage
- Misaligned or missing roofing panels
- Visible holes
- Missing or loose screws
2. Transition Points
Be sure to check the valleys of your roof and pay attention to these warning signs:
- Missing sealants
- Gaps between the transition points
3. Roof Penetrations
Roof penetrations usually include vents, skylights, chimneys, solar systems and other mechanical roof support. Pay attention to these signs when looking for leaks on metal roof penetrations:
- Decaying sealants
- Gaps in trims
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