Metal Roof Leak Repair

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When it comes to roofing, few companies can compare to Gordy Roofing Company Inc. Our team of experts have years of experience repairing and installing metal roofs, and we are masters at getting them repaired quickly and accurately. We use the latest technology to assess your roof and recommend the best course of action for repair. We understand the importance of keeping your home insulated, and we take every measure to ensure that the repairs we make preserve your home’s thermal efficiency. With Gordy Roofing Company Inc., you can trust that you’ll get quality workmanship and fast results – always with your safety in mind.

Can A Metal Roof Leak?

Yes, a metal roof can leak. In fact, it’s one of the most common causes of water damage in houses. The metal roof is a large surface area and if it’s not sealed properly, rain and snow can seep through the seams and joints, and eventually find their way into your home. If this happens repeatedly and you don’t catch the leaks in time, your home can be ruined. To prevent this from happening, make sure to seal all metal roof seams and cracks with a waterproof coating.

Types Of Metal Roofing Materials

There are many types of metal roofing materials, but the most common are aluminum, copper, zinc, and steel.

Aluminum is lightweight and durable, making it a popular choice for roofs that need to be lightweight but also strong. Copper is also a good choice for roofs because it is strong yet flexible, which makes it suitable for roofs with highly slanted angles. Zinc is another good metal for roofs because it is both durable and weatherproof. Steel, on the other hand, is the most expensive type of metal used for roofs, but it is also the most durable.

  • Standing seams – Versatile panels on a commercial metal building or a residential application
  • R-panel – Ideal for retrofitting over existing composition shingles, and it saves time, labor, and disposal costs.
  • V-panel – The attachment point is covered by the adjacent panel for a clean-looking installation.
  • U-panel – Made of 26-gauge commercial-grade steel. This panel can also be directly installed onto an existing shingle
  • CF panel – A concealed lock-joint system that provides a remarkably smooth and clean look for your metal roof.

How Often Should My Metal Roof Be Inspected

Rooftop metal roof inspections?

If you had your metal roof inspected every year as per manufacturer recommendations. Initial inspections can be done anytime during the year and should be performed if noticed any damage or inconsistency. Cleaning and maintenance of the metal roof should also be done during this time.

Metal Roof Leak Repair FAQs

How do you fix a leaking metal roof?

Fixing a leaking metal roof typically requires the roof to be repaired or replaced.

What is the best product to seal a metal roof?

The best product to seal a metal roof is asphalt or hot tar sealant.

Does Flex Seal work on metal roofs?

Flex Seal is a roof coating that is intended to seal and protect roofs from weathering and the infiltration of water, snow, and ice. According to Flex Seal’s website, the product can be used on metal roofs. However, because metal roofs are susceptible to corrosion and other damage, it is important to use a roof coating that specifically addresses these concerns. Therefore, it is recommended that consumers consult with a reputable technician before using Flex Seal on a metal roof.

How do you find a leak in a metal roof?

To find a leak in a metal roof, an inspector would first search for any signs of water penetration or damage. If there are no signs of water penetration, the inspector may inspect the roof’s flashing and downspouts to check for poor installation. If there is evidence of poor installation, the inspector may look for drainage problems on the roof surface or within the wall framing.

How do you fix a leak in a metal roof?

The best way to fix a metal roof leak is to use a plunger. If the leak is on the inside of the roof, you will need to use a bucket and pour soapy water onto the area until the plunger vacuums up the water. If it’s on the outside, you can just suck up the water with the plunger.

How do you find a leak in a metal roof?

Holes that allow water or other weather contaminants to enter a metal roof can often be found by inspecting the roof for dents, tears, and evidence of bad assembly. Once you have located the leak, you may need to cut out the area around the leak in order to isolate and repair it.

About Gordy Roofing Company

Gordy Roofing Company has been the trusted source in East Texas for over 50 years and across the area. We are a family-owned business started by our dad over 5 decades ago, and we are 3 brothers that have continued our family tradition and skill set taught to us by our father. We bring this commitment to you and our passion for turning your home into a work of art. We are insured, licensed, and bonded and have become the leading expert in our market segment. We desire for you to become part of our roofing family and our history. We have locations in the following areas: Big Sandy Texas | Tyler Texas | Longview Texas | Mineola Texas | Gilmer Texas |