Like any roofing type, metal roofs require regular care and maintenance in order to stay in top shape. Not only that, but the regular maintenance can pay off in the long run once the metal roof lasts longer than its expected lifespan. Regular maintenance can help you save money on roof replacement or repairs while the opposite can end up costing you a lot. With that said, it’s vital that you remain vigilant and regularly care for your roof.
- Check for Debris – Just because your home has metal roofing doesn’t necessarily mean it’s immune to any damage from debris. Check for certain types of debris like branches or leaves to prevent them from affecting your gutters, which can be clogged and, in turn, cause corrosion and damage to your metal roof. Clean out your gutters, and remove the debris as soon as possible so it won’t affect your metal roof. Alternatively, you can lessen the occurrence of debris by trimming all overgrown branches on your property.
- Check for Holes or Gaps – Avoiding regular inspections can result in numerous problems with your metal roof. Metal may be durable, but it can still sustain damage like holes or gaps that can lead to water leaks in the long run. You can easily fix these with sealant or a waterproof coating. If you feel this is too big a task for you, you can always turn to the experts to get the job done.
- Secure and Tighten Screws – Check your metal roof’s screws to ensure they’re tight and secure since loose screws can cause corrosion or rust once water builds up. Screws can be loosened through years of weathering, which is why ensuring everything is secure can pay off in the long run.
- Proper Preparation and Paint – If your roof needs to be repainted, clean the surface, and let it dry out before painting it. This is to avoid debris from being trapped under the coating. Make sure the paint is designed for metal surfaces, and use a roller or brush to apply at least two coats of paint.
For the best roofing contractors, turn to Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc., for your roof maintenance needs. We are your number one provider of roofing maintenance and inspection services. Give us a call at (713) 244-5530, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.