What can go wrong with a metal roof?

July 28, 2023


As a professional contractor, we’ve been working with Georgia homeowners since 1996. In all those years, we’ve encountered projects with all sorts of existing problems. Here, we’ll share 3 ways a metal roof project can go wrong. 

3 Ways a Metal Roof Can Go Wrong

The wrong product. Not all metal roofing is equal, and poor quality can be an issue. 

  • Many metal roofing products have manufacturing defects or are produced with low-grade materials and inferior finishes. 
  • Sometimes the product used is not right for the architecture of your home, which leads to leaks, damage, and a fair amount of ugly.
  • Poor performance in storms, heat, rain, wind, and fire impacts the durability of a metal roof.

The wrong installation. Don’t be fooled by the wrong roofing contractor.

  • Often metal roofs are installed lacking consideration of ventilation and attic condition, resulting in an unhealthy home.
  • Exposed screws and fasteners can rust and impact the durability and performance of a metal roof.
  • Any roof is only as good as its installation, and unqualified installers and roofing contractors abound.

The wrong warranty. Many product warranties don’t protect the investment in your home.

  • Many metal roofing warranties are no better than the cheapest roofing products. 
  • Inferior product manufacturers offer lots of fine print to explain exceptions for shoddy materials and short life.
  • Inferior contractors don’t offer workmanship warranties. You need both product and installation warranties.d

How a Metal Roof Can Go Right

Choose to work with the local leader: Lifetime Metal Roofing of Atlanta.

  • Our lifetime product and extensive workmanship warranties will serve you now and into the future. 
  • In addition to avoiding what can go wrong with a metal roof, you’ll enjoy peace of mind with investment protection and durability. 

We have helped over 1000 customers avoid metal roofing mistakes. So don’t wait. Email us today and tell us about your roof. We’re here to help and look forward to your bright roofing future!

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Ask the Expert: Todd Miller

Todd Miller, roofing expertTodd Miller is President of Isaiah Industries, an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers, and manufacturer of Classic Metal Roofing Systems.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in residential metal roofing and is internationally recognized as a roofing and ventilation expert. Passionate about using his experience to help homeowners make the best roofing decision for them, he can help you navigate the issues encountered in roofing or reroofing your home or commercial property. Use the form below and you'll receive a response directly from Todd or his team.