When your roofing sheets need replacing, it’s best to do it as soon as possible to avoid any major damage to your building and the contents within your building. Although it’s an important job, many people don’t know when their roofing sheets need replacing, so we’ve put together 5 warning signs to look out for.
Water Damage or Leaking
If you find damp areas or leaks, it might be a sign of a damaged roof that’s letting in rain. You may be able to replace a section of the roof with the same profile sheeting, it’s important to do this as soon as possible.
If you notice that your roof is warped, this might be an indication of dangerous structural damage that could cause collapse if left untreated. Roof sagging, warped panels, and loose sheets are likely caused by exposure to extreme weather.
Mould and Moss Growth
If you notice moss and mould on your roof, and it isn’t cleaned, bacteria and fungi could grow and in extreme cases, force your roofing sheets apart, creating gaps and bringing on water damage in the future.
If you are by the sea, seawater in the air can cause painted steel sheets to corrode way faster than they would on the mainland. Rust corrosion is an attack that destroys the metal due to the way it reacts to the environment around it. Given enough time the entire structure can fall apart and disintegrate, so sheets must be checked regularly in these areas. We strongly recommend using PVC plastisol-coated sheets in these areas.
While flashings are made of strong steel, they are still open to damage. Unfortunately, any damage to flashings could leave your roof open to vulnerability and cause ongoing moisture problems.
All the above a factors to consider and keep an eye on with your current roof, however, Rhino Steel Cladding Ltd steel roofing sheets have a life expectancy of 25 years +, and they don’t require much looking after once installed, just wash them down from time to time, and they are good for years to come.
What Should You Do If Your Roofing Sheets Need Replacing?
Replacing your existing roof with high-quality Rhino Steel Cladding Ltd roofing sheets will lessen the risk of exposure from the elements and prevent further damage.
Consulting a specialist is probably the best thing you can do to avoid any further roof damage. For more information about rhino roofing and cladding, contact our specialists today.