Metal roofs are a popular choice among homeowners due to their low maintenance and long life span. However, low maintenance does not mean they require no upkeep. Gulf Western Roofing and Sheet Metal is giving you some helpful maintenance tips to ensure that your metal roof provides you with the protection you demand of it.
- Hire an experienced roofing contractor.
Before we provide any further tips, we want to share how incredibly dangerous roof maintenance is, meaning that doing it yourself is not recommended. An experienced roofer will have the necessary experience and safety gear to complete the job correctly without disaster.
- Have your roof inspected.
Calling a roofing technician to inspect your roof regularly will help spot leaks and other signs of deterioration before they become costly. Not to mention, it is always best to have your roof inspected before and after a storm. An inspection beforehand will allow you to have potential problems solved before they become a greater threat. An inspection after the storm can address any areas where the weather has weakened the roof’s protective measures.
- Trim your tree branches.
Tree limbs that overhang your home can cause structural damage to your roof as well as the exterior of your home. Tree limbs also tend to drop moist leaves, twigs, etc. onto your roof, which can cause the metal to corrode and leak. Gulf Western Roofing recommends having a regular tree trimming routine or service to avoid the damages caused by overhanging branches.
- Clean your gutters.
Leaves and debris have a tendency to build up in your gutters and downspouts. When not cleaned out, this debris prevents water from flowing freely and can cause damages to your metal roof. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help prevent build up.
- Have your metal roof periodically cleaned.
Again, working on a metal roof can be dangerous and the risks involved are not worth the end result. Working with a professional roofing service to have your metal roof cleaned will ensure that the roof is cleaned correctly without stripping the coating or causing other damages to the roof. Depending on the conditions around your home, metal roofing cleaning can be done every 3-5 years.
Maintaining your roof can be a dangerous and daunting task. To avoid the risks and the hassle, we recommend calling a local professional to maintain your roof. Gulf Western Roofing offers a Roof Assurance Maintenance Program with bi-annual inspections at a reasonable cost. We are locally owned and operated, doing business in Florida since 1999. In over 18 years of business we have learned that roof maintenance is a smart investment in prolonging the life of your roof.