TOPIC: I Have An Existing Metal Roof and Have A Question
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Hello. We purchased a home a couple of years ago and have recently noticed several of our metal panels are slipping on one side of the house and on the opposite side of the house we have some leaking after very heavy winds, rain, and hail. "functional damage may occur include severe hail damage to especially vulnerable components, such as seams, ridge and hip caps, gabled end trim and eave trim, and any place where panel edges meet, and where damage may allow moisture intrusion and leakage or lower the wind resistance of the affected area." We have our insurance company involved; however, I know nothing about metal roofs and they are indicating it is improper installation. I did read that hail can cause damage It looks as though we have a standing seam roof. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated, we saved for so long for this home and are so disappointed that we may have to pay for this repair or replacement entirely out of pocket.
If properly installed, panels should not slip out of place. Can you contact the manufacturer of the roofing and ask for their help in distinguishing between functional and cosmetic damage on your roof?
I wish. I have no idea who to contact at this point as it was installed 20 years ago and we purchased the home 2 years ago. Could the hail or wind damage have caused this to have happen? What should I be looking for to tell if it was installed incorrectly? The other side is leaking but there isn't any slipping.
Also, thank you so much for responding. I truly appreciate this.
Normally installation problems would have caused issues long before 20 years. Definitely those panels should not have slipped but maybe they have been like that for years. The pitch change flashing in that last photo concerns me a bit as something that could leak in extremely high winds and rain. Have you had any experienced metal roof installers review the job and provide input? There is a chance that you need some sealants replaced after all those years or also that perhaps you just had a storm that was "just right" and caused problems but that may not happen again for years if ever.
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