Even though a metal roof is considered to be the most durable and long-lasting roof materials, if you don’t do proper maintenance, it might not serve you as long as it should. So, what can you do to keep your metal roof in good condition? We’ve gathered some helpful tips below.
Preform Regular Downspout and Gutter Cleaning
If there are branches or leaves in your gutters when it rains, they will clog and water will sit in your guttering. Stagnant water is one factor that will cause premature corrosion on your metal roof. As a result, it is critical to clean your gutters properly and on a regular basis.
Never Use Different Metals on One Roof
When working with metal roofing installers, make sure that only one type of metal is used. This is because different metals can react with one another, causing premature corrosion. Also, when tightening the metal roof, only use galvanized screws with washers to prevent water from penetrating around them. This will aid in the prevention of water leaks and rust formation.
Using a protective sealant will go a long way toward keeping your metal roof in good condition for a long time. Our roofing installers use the best sealants to ensure that your roof can withstand the harsh Kitchener weather and prevent water penetration.
Repair Leaks or Damaged Sections Quickly
If you notice any damage to your roof, make sure it is repaired as soon as possible. The longer you ignore minor issues, the longer they have to cause extensive damage. Inspect your metal roof on a regular basis in order to detect any repair needs before they become severe.
Avoid Walking on your Metal Roof
We understand that you may need to walk on your roof for maintenance reasons, but this should not be done on a regular basis. When walking on the roof, avoid stepping on a rib of a panel and instead walk on the concave portion of the panel, which has the most support. This is important because improper walking on metal tiles will result in a dent and then potential water leakage.
Keep Tree Branches off your Metal Roof
Having trees in your property has advantages, but if they grow too close to your house, they can damage your metal roof. When the branches are blown by the wind, they can leave scratches on the roof. To solve the problem, you do not need to cut down the entire tree; simply prune away all the branches near the roof. Aside from scratches, when the branches dry out, they fall and can cause roof damage.