Unfortunately, there are a variety of issues that can plague commercial roofing and industrial roofing systems, and one of the worst is cut edge corrosion. It can be hard to spot and it affects many buildings that use corrugated steel or aluminium sheet cladding as a protective roofing layer.
How can you spot it?
It’s vital that you catch cut edge corrosion quickly in order to avoid more extensive roof repairs down the line. In order to do this, you need to ensure regular roof maintenance is carried out by experienced and reputable commercial roofing and industrial roofing contractors.
Proper maintenance can help you get a head start on the problems it can cause, while also making you aware of other issues. Plus, regular checks will allow you to prolong the life-expectancy of your roofing system too.
Keep a lookout for any flaking metal, signs of rust or warped metal edges. Along with any corrosion blisters forming around the jointing of your roof. All of these can be a sign that your roofing system is beginning to suffer from cut edge corrosion.
What can it lead to?
When left untreated, cut edge corrosion can lead to a number of issues that will require repairs. For example, water leaks and damage that can compromise the integrity of your entire roofing system.
Because it’s not always easily detected until the issue has become much more severe, minor repairs may not be enough to fix the problem. Instead, only a full roof repair or even replacement may be sufficient.
How does it happen?
The edges of your roofing system do not have the same protection as other areas, and they can become susceptible to oxidation overtime. This then results in increased exposure to other pollutants, which can slowly cause more and more damage to the roof’s edges.
However, there’s no need to panic if you do notice this type of damage. As it can be easily fixed if you spot it early enough. Generally speaking, the issue can be resolved by applying a low modulus silicone system, which can also help to greatly extend the lifespan of the roof sheeting.
If you’re concerned about cut edge corrosion, it’s critical to contact professional roofing contractors ASAP! You can contact our highly experienced team today on 0800 046 1500.