Why Metal Roofing Maintenance Is Important

Part of preserving and protecting your home is making sure you’re giving your metal roofing the maintenance it needs. Ensuring the best performance of your roofing system means you save on repairs and other avoidable expenses. Metal roofing is long-lasting, and although it does require maintenance, it is minimal.

If not maintained, several problems could potentially arise. Roof damage might not be immediately noticeable, so routine upkeep is necessary. The most common potential issues are:

  • Leaks
  • Scratching
  • Degradation
  • Corrosion
  • Mold

These problems are preventable by performing maintenance at least once every six months; this includes removing debris with a simple wash, routinely. This can help identify if there’s an issue before it becomes irreparable. Overall, a simple wash can extend the life-span of your roof and add value to your home or building.

What Can You Do? 

Along with your bi-annual maintenance, there are other practices you can do to monitor your roof’s health. Knowing what to look for is half the battle! We suggest an annual inspection of your roof to find damage before it’s too late. Things to do:

  • Inspect for Damage (Seems Obvious)
  • Check Screws, Rivets, or Fasteners
  • Clean Gutters and Drains
  • Check and Clean Panels
  • Check the Sealant

Overall, these tips can help keep your roof looking healthy and save you time and money in the long run. Protecting your investment is the smart thing to do, and we highly suggest you do. With these tips, you can create a maintenance schedule to help extend the lifespan of your metal roof!