Metal is fast becoming the standard material for modern roofing. Metal is one of the most reliable and durable roofing materials, offering exceptional longevity and energy efficiency.
Metal roofs aren’t invincible, however, and just like any other roof, they need proper care and maintenance. In this post, Affordable Roof Care discusses how to maintain your metal roofing system.
Keep the Surface Free of Debris
Although metal can withstand scratches better than most other roofing materials, constant abrasion, especially from tree limbs, can damage the finish of your metal roofing system. If unaddressed, this can permanently compromise the surface of your metal roof, undermining your roof’s performance. Cut tree branches or limbs that are too close for comfort and keep the surface of the roof debris-free as well.
Minimize Foot Traffic
A metal roof is sturdy enough for you to walk on; in fact, walking on the surface is actually required during installation to test the stability of the newly installed roof. Despite this, don’t make it a habit to constantly walk on the roof, and certainly never store heavy objects on top of it. Only walk on your roof when needed, like when cleaning it or during gutter maintenance or a new gutter installation.
Keep the Gutters Free of Blockage
Make sure your gutters are clean and free of blockage throughout the year. If too much debris or refuse accumulate in your gutters, water will likely overflow and seep through the edges of your roof, which can lead to corrosion and rot.
At Affordable Roof Care, you can count on us to keep your metal roof well-maintained with our low pressure washing services and preventive maintenance. Call us today at (360) 639-4339 to learn more about our roofing maintenance services. We serve residents of Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Poulsbo, WA.