Metal roofing offers superior protection and energy efficiency. Your standing seam metal roof, insulated metal panels, or metal shingles will last for decades with minimal maintenance. How can you extend the life of your metal roof? Here are tips from our professional team.
1. Regularly Clean Your Roof
A clean metal roof will last longer. Avoid any grime and dirt accumulation on your standing seam metal roof with regular cleaning. Get rid of mildew, stains, and dirt to increase the lifespan of your roof.
2. Clean Out Gutters and Drains
Once again, you want to clear out any debris, leaves, and dirt stuck in gutters and valleys on your roof. You may need to hire a professional to clean your roof if you cannot safely clean it. This minimal bit of maintenance helps increase the durability and strength of your roof over time. Don’t forget to remove any fallen branches and trim back trees that might linger close to your roof.
3. Surface Maintenance
Surface maintenance includes cleaning but also involves a professional inspection. A professional will inspect the roof for overall safety, durability, and maintenance. Homes in extreme climates will need at least one or two inspections per year.
4. Inspect for Metals
You do not want any metal touching your metal roof. This may end up causing degradation over time. You don’t want staining or system failure. For example, be sure that your roof does not come in contact with copper bricks, or iron.
5. Check for Chipping
Do you have to repaint your metal roof? If you see rust, chipping, flaking, and fading, you may need to add an extra coat of paint. Avoid this by having the roof professionally installed with high quality paint and coating. Speak with our experts at Eco Insulated Panel about the best coating, paint, and insulation for your metal roof.
Need to maintain your roof, install a new roof, or need an inspection? Call the experts at Eco Insulated Panel. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions. Contact us today.