Metal roofs are popular among homeowners; they are durable and resistant to harsh weather. With proper care, they also have a lifespan of about 40 to 70 years. To protect your investment, it’s important to consider the following do’s and don’ts for metal roofing maintenance.
Keep branches trimmed.
Branches from overhanging trees can scratch up your metal roof. They can also fall and cause damage in a severe storm. Hire an arborist for routine tree trimmings; the branches should be further than 6 inches reach away from your roof.
Clean the gutters.
Clogged gutters are one of the main causes of roof damage. The build-up of dirt and debris blocks the flow of water into the downspout. Instead, the rainwater will back up onto the roof and corrode the metal panels. Clean your gutters at least twice a year, as well as after a heavy storm.
Walk on it.
Foot traffic affects the structural integrity of the roof and will shorten its longevity. Leave roof inspections and repairs to the professionals. They have the experience to perform efficient services and will limit the amount of time spent on your roof.
Use an industrial solvent.
Industrial solvents contain chemicals that can damage the metal paneling. If you have stubborn stains or lingering debris, hire a professional to help you clean your metal roof. They have access to professional-grade products that won’t cause damage to the metal.
When it’s time to schedule a metal roof replacement or installation, contact the professionals at Stor All Custom Metal Building and Roofing. Based in Dothan, AL, the premier building contractors specialize in the construction of a variety of metal structures, including garages, barns, storage buildings, and awnings. They will work alongside you to ensure your custom metal building is constructed according to your budget and specifications. Call (334) 685-0175 to schedule a consultation with a contractor or visit their website to browse a gallery of their completed work.