Metal roofing is one of the most sustainable roofing materials and as a result, it doesn’t get as much maintenance attention as it should. But, like most home maintenance, caring for metal roofing is a task that homeowners should add to their weekly or monthly to-do lists. The high resistance and durability of the metal roofing material can make you easily ignore the routine needs, but these are some of the ways you can care for your metal roofing system.
1. Routine Inspection
Try to conduct a frequent inspection of your roof, if you have metal roofing because these regular checks allow you to detect any damage that may have occurred to your roof. If you find any possible threats of damage or holes in your metal roofing, be sure to get them fixed as soon as possible to avoid any further damages to your roof and property.
2. Get rid of accumulated dirt
Dirt like branches and leaves from trees tend to land on your roof from time to time. If you leave this debris to accumulate, it may cause your metal roofing to become waterlogged, especially during rainy seasons. This blockage could lead to corrosion of the metal material and cause bigger problems to your roof and house. It also reduces the durability and longevity of your metal roofing.
3. Repaint to avoid corrosion
Metal roofing should be repainted as often as twice a year to prevent corrosion of the metal. There is a special quality of paints that are used on metal roofing, so consult your local roofer or paint shop before getting the paints for your repainting project. It is important to clean the roof before applying paint to prevent any dirt from mixing with the paint. Routine repainting can keep your roof looking fresh and new and also help to avoid damage as a result of corrosion.
4. Ensure screws/nails are in Place
In any roofing system, screws used for the installation process can get rusted or broken. It is important to conduct checks, from time to time, to ensure that the screws used in your metal roofing are still in good condition and correct placement. With these checks, you can note any damage to your metal roofing, underlayment, or structure as a result of damaged screws.
5. Avoid contact between different types of roofing material
Contact between metal materials and others can result in degradation and corrosion, which may result in long-term damages to the metal roofing system so, it is best to keep them away from each other.
Caring for your metal roofing allows you to enjoy the best of the material! You can consult your local contractor or a roofer for an inspection, maintenance, or repair that you need for your metal roofing.