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Things That Could Affect Metal Roofing

Here at Valent Roofing we are the experts when it comes to the most important aspect of a building – the roof – and that is why we want to make sure that every single homeowner, warehouse operator and property purchaser is able to take good care of their own. When it comes to metal roofing however many are hesitant to make the change and wonder whether they may run into any problems in the future. In order to ease any worries, the team here at Valent Roofing have decided to go over some of the things that could potentially affect your metal roofing and how you can prevent them…

Oil Canning

This is a type of issue that very few people know about and it is defined as a ‘visible waviness in the flat areas of a metal roof’. With this said it is quite a common occurrence in a lot of installations and there are a range of different reasons why it happens. From a lack of space being allowed to account for thermal expansion to a change in structure causing tension on the panels; oil canning can cause havoc for many people. In order to prevent this issue, you should make sure that your chosen roofers understand how to prevent it from occurring during installation.


Whilst a leaky roof is not a unique problem that only affects metal roofing, it can be a seriously problematic issue if one isn’t installed correctly. In addition to this, a leaky metal roof can also be caused by heavy snowfall, ice damming (which is the fancy word used to describe the repetitive cycle of freezing and thawing during winter), wind, structural damage and general wear and tear. In addition to this, a leak can be caused by poor installation as if the screw fasteners are too loose or placed off-centre then it gives room for rainfall to enter a building and in order to prevent this from occurring it is vital that a screw fastener is well-driven in the centre.

Here at Valent Roofing our services are well and truly perfected when it comes down to industrial roofing and an important aspect of this type of roofing has got to be the metal material option. Being able to take care of your metal roof properly is something that all industrial property owners should be able to do. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of Valent team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
Fax: 0161 864 3322

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