Nothing is quite as stunning as a well-maintained roof when it comes to curb appeal. However, you can’t just ignore the investment you made in your roof and hope for the best over the years.
If you finally got the metal roof of your dreams, you should also know how to care for it.
The good news about metal roofs is that not only is the material more durable than conventional shingles, but it also requires less regular maintenance.
Here are some tips for keeping your metal roof looking great for years to come:
Cleaning the Roof
If the roof of your home is safely reachable then cleaning a metal roof can be done with a soft brush and mild detergent. If you have to, you can use a power washer with a low-pressure setting and a soft cloth to dry the roof afterward. Avoid using high-pressure settings or harsh abrasives as they can damage the metal coating on your roof. Of course, any tall buildings and two-story homes should only be cleaned by roofers for safety reasons. In addition to washing the roof, it’s also important to ensure all gutters and downspouts are kept clear of debris.
Maintaining Proper Ventilation
To prevent rusting, your metal roof must be properly ventilated. If you have a skylight or other ventilation system, use it to keep the attic cool and dry. If not, consider installing one. Make sure to keep the attic vents clear of debris by using a roof rake periodically (you can find these at any hardware store).
Repainting and Resealing
With a metal roof, resealing is an important task to protect your investment and keep it looking great for years to come. These types of coatings can be applied by a professional roofing contractor and when they come to your home they will also use special tools and check for things like cracks or rust spots to fix before the coating goes on.
Metal roofs need regular maintenance
There are a few simple things you can do to keep your metal roof in tip-top shape. You should have it inspected every year by a professional roofer. If there are any cracks or holes, they can be patched up with special tape and sealant before the problem gets worse. If your property is located in an area prone to hail storms, you may wish to have storm panels installed over vulnerable areas of your home’s exterior (such as windows).
These tips are important especially as more and more customers are choosing metal roofing due to its long-lasting durability.
Marquis Roofing is a leading expert in the installation of standing seam metal roofing for both residential and commercial customers.
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