With a life span of up to 70 years, metal roofing is an excellent roofing material choice. It’s capable of withstanding gales of up to 140 miles an hour and resisting corrosion and cracking. If you’re looking for a roof that’s easy to maintain, metal should be at the top of your list.
While metal roofs are extremely durable, we still recommend annual inspections. In addition to professional service, there are easy ways you can maintain your metal roof:
Avoid Walking on Your Roof
Ideally, you shouldn’t walk on your metal roof, even to inspect for damage. While you likely won’t damage your roof by walking on it, metal roofs are particularly slick and steep, leaving you at risk of falling.
If you need to access your roof for cleaning, we recommend using a ladder. A professional roofing contractor knows how to walk on the roof safely.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Your gutters protect your roof from debris and pooling water that can damage your shingles and cause corrosion. Regularly cleaning your gutters will help, but installing gutter guards will deliver the best results.
They’ll prevent snow accumulation and ice damming, which are highly destructive to your roof’s eaves and fascia.
Prune Branches Hanging Over Your Roof
Low-hanging branches can damage your metal roof, causing scratches and peeling away your roof’s protective film, so it’s crucial to keep your trees pruned.
Aim for a 10-foot or more clearance between your outer branches and roof. This will give your trees plenty of scope for regrowth.
Scrub Your Roof
Debris can cause mold and insect infestations, which can reduce your metal roof’s life span if left for extended periods. Leaves, twigs, and airborne dirt will wear down your protective layer if they’re not cleaned off.
Avoid using harsh cleaners on your metal roof; use mild dish soap or detergent and a soft sponge or brush. Mildew will require a stronger detergent, but make sure you rinse it away thoroughly.
Request Repairs Promptly
It’s crucial to call for professional roof repairs when you spot roof damage. Loose screws, leaks, and corroded washers will lead to further damage if you put off your repairs too long.
Leaks are particularly destructive because they can cause mold growth and water damage inside your home.
Choose Beyond Exteriors for Reliable Metal Roofing Inspection & Repair
When your metal roof needs professional service, Beyond Exteriors is the team to have on your side. We’ve worked in the roofing and siding industry for over a decade, applying our extensive experience to every exterior project.
We aim for the highest quality results because we value every family we serve. With us, customer satisfaction always comes first.
If your metal roof needs an inspection or repair, call our team at (703) 830-0863 or request a free estimate online today.