How Do I Remove Rust from My Metal Roof?
There are so many things that sellers promise their clients any time they are selling them metal roofs. One of these things is that metal roofs last a lifetime and the other is that this kind of roofing is susceptible to rusting. We all know that other roofing materials like shingles among others are very much prone to rust which significantly reduces their life expectancy.
However, even though there is so much hype around metal roofs and their ability to resist the most adverse weather conditions as well as rust which is sometimes not the case. We have many cases where metal roofs have developed rust or rusted especially when there is so much standing water on the roof.
When this water is combined with the hot sun rays then rusting on the roof becomes somehow inevitable. Many people underestimate the effect of rust on metal roofs which is a great mistake to make at any given time. Rust can be so detrimental to any roof, and when it persists, it can cause holes and cracks to develop in the roof.
It is therefore very important to address this issue within the right time when it develops to avert such a possibility. If you realize at any given time that your metal roof has developed some sort of rust then next thing you need to move ahead and do something about the rust on time.
There is a way that you can use to deal with this rust that occurs on your metal roof before it can become any problem. The last step you need to take in this regard is to carefully scrub the roof with a detergent and a scrub. Dong this will help to reveal to you all the areas on your metal roof that are rusted.
Other than this, the process will also help to make sure that repair materials that are used to fix the rust issue adhere properly. Using a pressure washer for this process might help to carry out this process more easily and get the job done on time.
The next thing you want to do after this is to remove those screws that are rusted and replace them with a new one. If we have some screws that are kicked out of position during the washing process you can also remove those as well. If we have any area around the fastener that is the rusted deal with that area fast through a repair process before moving on to the other areas.
Once you have done this successfully, remove the surface rust area by scrubbing it with a wire brush and later on neutralize that rust which is left behind by painting the affected area using a rust inhibitor. Upon the completion of this process, repair the holes as well as the cracks among them those around the fasteners. Once you have carried out the repair process, cover the area using steel roofing mesh.
Upon the completion of this process, coat all those areas that you have repaired with the inclusion of those that you applied the rust inhibitor on using a metal primer. After this process, you can now paint the roof using metal roofing paint.
Rust can be such a big threat to any kind of metal roof. When it occurs on this roof, it is very vital that you remove it within the shortest period of time possible. Following the procedure above, you can be able to work out the rust removal process successfully.