Metal Roof Maintenance Tips
Metal roofs continue to gain popularity. Especially as many homeowners are discovering this roofing option is relatively low maintenance. Though, there are some routine tasks you’ll want to perform if you wish to prolong the life of your roof. Our team at In His Hands Contractors is passionate about customer education, and with more of our customers requesting this roofing style, we want to make sure our clients have a good grasp on metal roof maintenance tips.
Keep Accumulation of Debris to a Minimum
Though metal roofing is fairly resilient, it is not immune to deterioration. When debris such as leaves and twigs accumulate on the roof over time, it can cause staining and even lead to minor deterioration. How quickly the imperfections surface depends on the quality of roofing materials selected. As a precaution, it’s a good idea to remove debris as soon as possible, before it has a chance to build up.
Keep the Gutters Clean
Clean gutters promote efficient water drainage. However, when the gutters become clogged with leaves and sticks, water has the potential to build up and damage the fascia alongside the corners of a roof. It’s a good idea to inspect the gutters for debris after each severe thunderstorm and make time to clean them in the spring, summer, and fall.
Check for Loose Fasteners
Fasteners serve an important purpose. They connect the metal roofing to your home’s frame. It’s simply a fact that fasteners tend to loosen over time. When this happens, it may permit water and wind to penetrate below the roof, which can cause substantial structural damage. To avoid preventable damage, we advise scheduling a twice a year fastener wear and tear inspection. As an added precaution, it’s also smart to check the fasteners after spans of high winds. If you or a professional roofing contractor discover any loose elements, promptly replace them.
Occasionally Check Sealants and Boots
If the metal roof has silicone boots and sealants around its plumbing vents, these should be inspected on a yearly basis. Over time, environmental exposure can lead to silicone deterioration. This is why periodic roof inspections are critical. These annual checks can help you avoid roof leaks and associated damage.
A trustworthy roofing contractor is expertly trained to identify problem areas. To arrange a roof inspection, contact our team at In His Hands Contractors by calling (423) 637-4265.