Roof replacement is a word most Calgary AB homeowners don’t like to hear. However, it’s a part of ensuring the property’s collective longevity and dependability. Most homeowners will opt for metal roofs because they can last for more than 50-70 years — and beyond with effective roofing maintenance.

However, even metal roofs are not immune to aging and problems. Here are three sure signs it’s time to replace your roof. Make sure you’re using Calgary AB’s finest roofing services while you’re at it too.

Brittle and Flimsy

Standing seam metal roofs are dense and thick metal roofing materials. However, once corrosion eats up the core steel material, the once-strong and thick material becomes weak and brittle. Blunt force can quickly crack and degrade a rusted and flimsy metal roof panel.

Corroded and Discolored

Discolored roofing material is likely the growing expansion of rust on your metal roof. Truthfully, an acrylic elastomeric coating can help add protection to it. However, if your roof’s steel core has tapped out due to corrosion, it’s better to replace the entire metal roofing system instead.

In Use for More Than 30 Years

Roofing materials, including metal roofs, show signs of deterioration past the age of 30. Manufacturers may claim that metal roofs are top-grade materials, but a significant number of factors, such as high salt air environments and acid rain, can accelerate the wear and tear.

Classic Metal Roofs lists the common issues homeowners face when owning any metal roof. Learn more about it below.

One of the best base metal materials for standing seam metal roofs today is aluminum. It’s a greener alternative than other base metals. It is durable and resistant to rust and even has energy-efficient properties that can benefit any home.

Metal Roof Problems

If you do plan on installing a standing seam metal roof, you should understand the common causes behind damage they can sustain. Your trusted roof repair experts from Classic Metal Roofs discuss typical metal roof issues.


When you have a galvalume or galvanized steel metal roof, you run the risk of rust and corrosion. This happens because of water and water-borne pollutants. Metal roofs are often covered with water-resistant paint, so make sure you inspect the coating. Any damage to the coating increases the risk of rust. When the metal roofing material is cut during installation, it leaves an open edge of the metal exposed, which wicks in moisture. This will begin the rusting process immediately.

Failing Fastener

Fasteners and clips that hold your standing seam metal roof down are critical. Most roofers that install steel roofs, which include galvalume and galvanized steel roofing, use galvanized clips and screws to install their roofs. They can hold your steel  roof on but are subject to deterioration and corrosion due to moisture. This is what holds the roof on. (Continued)

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