One of the most enduring roofing materials available today is metal. It is lightweight yet durable, and, when installed properly by a residential roofing expert like Green Tree Home Solutions, can last up to 50 years. And, while metal roofing offers low-maintenance performance, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take measures that ensure it remains in great condition. Here are some handy tips on how to properly care for your metal roofing:
1. Inspect your metal roofing regularly.
This is especially crucial following a major weather event. Keep an eye out for scratches, stains and abrasions. Any metal chips, shavings or random particles embedded in the roof coating should be promptly removed. This prevents these metal bits from oxidizing on the roof and causing unsightly rust stains.
Make sure there is no debris accumulating on the roof surface, and scan it for obvious seam separation. To better catch possible issues with your metal roofing system, have a trusted roofing professional like Green Tree Home Solutions perform a thorough inspection twice a year or after a storm. Aside from being the go-to source for high-quality custom metal roofing, we can also handle your roof inspection and repair needs.
2. Don’t overlook the gutters.
They are an essential part of the roofing system, catching the rainwater running down the roof surface and directing it away from your home. Check your gutters for leaves, pine needles and other loose debris. Prevent debris buildup and congestion by cleaning your gutters about twice a year. If you can, have a good gutter protection system installed. And, if there are overhanging tree branches by your gutters, trim them to further reduce the potential for congestion.
3. Deal with any roofing problems ASAP.
Once you’ve noticed that your metal roof has leaks and other issues – whether by wear and tear or storm damage – call a premier roofing company immediately. We’ll perform the necessary repair work to restore your system to its excellent condition and, with our comprehensive roof maintenance plan, extend its service life.
Aside from storm damage roof repair, Green Tree Home Solutions specializes in metal roof installation, repair and maintenance. With our skilled and experienced crew, we’ll make sure you can get the most out of your system’s life and performance. Call us today at 618-767-6430 in Illinois or 314-690-1328 in Missouri, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.