Like every other part of your house, your metal roof should be maintained routinely with care. If you have metal roofing, then the maintenance of your roof will not require a lot of machinery or technical skill. To keep your metal roofing in great condition, you only need basic knowledge on some safety measures to stick to routinely. So, for a standing seam or an exposed fastener design, or even for a customized roof, you can use these tips to maintain the metal roofing.
No Walking On The Roof
Walking on a metal roof can put it at risk of getting bent, punctured, or dented because metal roofs are not as thick as other roofing materials like slate. The dents and punctures can lead to damage in the long-term. It also affects the beauty and aesthetics of the roof because these dents disfigure the metal pattern. If, for any reason, you or a contracted professional needs to move around the top of the roof, it is advisable to walk on the flat parts of the roofing sheets.
Reduce Dirt Build-Up On The Roof
When dirt begins to decompose or get lodged on your roof, it can lead to rust, which can later lead to leaks. In order to avoid dirt accumulation, it is essential to clean your roof frequently. The process of cleaning your metal roof is easy. You can use a blower or broom to move any dirt away and clean the surface of the metal roof.
Clean The Gutters
During harsh winter temperatures, snow can become ice and damage the fascia board, which makes proper draining almost impossible. If your gutters are clogged, it could lead to a leak or rust. So make sure you clear and clean the gutters frequently to avoid damage.
Avoid Contact With Other Materials
When installing, renovating, or repairing your metal roofing, make sure there is no mix of materials. If different metal materials come in contact, ‘electrolysis’ may occur, and that leads to a change in the color of the affected area. It could also lead to fast rust of either material so, it is best to avoid contact between different materials.
Check For Loose Fasteners
Over time, fasteners used to keep metal roofing in place would begin to loosen. If your roofing fasteners are loose, it could allow wind and other weather conditions to cause significant damage to the house and the roof. Try to inspect the roofing fasteners attached to your metal roof and repair or replace them before it leads to any additional damage or expense.
Metal roofing doesn’t require high-maintenance, and it is one of the longest-lasting roofing systems. You can contact your local contractor or roofer for any help with inspecting or repairing your metal roof.