Metal is one of the most durable roofing solutions out there. Although it is less likely to sustain any damage than other materials, it does not mean that it isn’t any maintenance. As a responsible property owner, you ought to know what to do and not do in order to keep your metal roof in good repair.
JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches shares some expert maintenance tips below to make your roofing system last as long as possible.
Do Not Turn Your Roof Into a Floor
Any reputable roofing and painting contractor knows that foot traffic can ruin the finish of metal and expose the substrate to harsh elements. Some footwear has abrasive materials that could cause enough damage no matter how careful you are.
Traversing a metal roof properly can be done, but such an act is hazardous in itself. Even if you know where to step on and which areas to avoid, you are one fall away from an orthopedic clinic without wearing proper safety equipment.
Watch Out for Gutter Problems
Clogged, overflowing, and sagging gutters could not only accelerate roof damage but also soak attic insulation, ruin the landscaping, and weaken the foundations. Have a keen eye for subtle signs of gutter malfunction to extend your metal roof’s service life for as long as possible.
Trim Nearby Trees
Overhanging branches are bad news to a metal roof for many reasons. They shed leaves and twigs that could get stuck in the gutters and valleys. If they get too close to the roof surface, they could bruise the finish. In a worst-case scenario, they could break, fall to the roof, and create a massive hole in your property.
Schedule Routine Inspections
Any honest roof expert would recommend a regular professional evaluation. It is the only way to detect potential sources of leakage and address them urgently.
Use JJ Quality Builders of the Palm Beaches’ well-rounded expertise to preserve the beauty and structural integrity of your metal roof. Call (561) 578-4208 to set up an appointment with us and get a free estimate for whatever service you may need.