Having a metal roof replacement grants a lot of benefits such as superior durability and longevity while requiring only minimal maintenance. But while it may outlast almost any other roofing material, it’s still important to have it professionally checked to ensure that it stays in good condition. Follow these useful maintenance tips to keep your roof intact and prevent unwanted repairs.
Keep Trees Off Your Metal Roof
Over time, the constant rubbing and scratching of a tree branch or limb against a metal roof can slowly cause damage to the surface. This can intensify during strong winds, which can lead to an abraded or dented surface while also compromising the fasteners of your roof. If left unaddressed, it can lead to even more damage, which can become costly to repair or replace. Make sure to trim any overhanging branches on your roof!
Clean Your Roof and Gutters
Your metal roof should also be clear of any debris such as small twigs and leaves to ensure they won’t end up clogging your gutters. It’s also important to keep the debris out of the gutters to avoid constant contact of leaves and dirt with your metal roofing and affect its performance. For instance, aluminum roofing is designed to effectively shed rain and snow before it dries out. But if there’s debris in the gutters, the edges of the roof may never dry and lead to corrosion.
Avoid Painting Your Roof With a Sprayer
If you’re planning to paint the eaves, walls, or other parts of your home’s exteriors, avoid using a sprayer. When overspray lands on the metal roof, it can leave permanent spots and other marks that can be difficult to clean off. Even if it costs more, it’s better to use rollers or brushes for the job.
As one of the best metal roof repair and replacement contractors in the area, Sunrise Exteriors today always gets the job done with speed and efficiency. Call us at (816) 223-6524 or by filling out our convenient online form!