When choosing a metal roofing system, some features such as longevity and energy efficiency are non-negotiables. However, there’s another key element that needs to be considered — the ability of your metal roof to keep water from seeping into your home.
This post from roofing and fiber cement siding repair company NC Rebuild, Inc. talks about the key differences between a water-resistant and a water-shedding metal roof.
While metal roofs are primarily known for their fire-resistant features, they also possess water-resistant capabilities. The resistance of metal roofs to water actually depends on their slope and not on a special coating as you might expect. Water-resistant roofs also called hydrostatic roofs, are usually roofs that have a low pitch and can prevent slow-moving water from entering the structure without the aid of a secondary membrane.
The manner with which water-shedding roofs deal with water intrusion relies on the steepness of the slope. Simply put, hydrokinetic roofs prevent water leakage by making sure that the water rolls off the roof as fast as possible. These types of roof rely on a secondary membrane to prevent water from entering your home or building. Investing in this type of roofing can help you cut back on roofing and home repair services costs.
Other Means of Preventing Water Damage
You can further protect your roof from water damage by taking extra precautionary measures, such as regular roofing maintenance and inspections. Keep in mind that roof pitch, and therefore your roof’s ability to resist water, also depends on the size of your home and the amount of rainfall your area experiences. Lastly, only work with a roofer you can trust, like NC Rebuild, Inc.
We specialize in roofing services. We’re also an exterior painting service provider. Call us today at (919) 625-5453 for a free estimate. We cater to Durham, NC.