Profiled metal roofing tearing at fixing points

Cause

The use of rivets instead of screws does not allow thermal movement to occur

Repair

  • replace rivets with screws and ensure that fixings penetrate the roof framing
  • consider painting the roof a light colour after repairing fixings

Cause

Fixing holes are too small to allow sufficient thermal movement

Repair

  • replace rivets with screws and ensure that fixings penetrate the roof framing
  • consider painting the roof a light colour after repairing fixings