Homeowners prefer a metal roofing system because of its durability and long life span compared to other roofing materials. It also has impressive energy-efficient qualities and comes in a variety of attractive colors. Its exterior appeal and functionality, however, won’t matter if it’s not maintained properly.
Coleman Roofing & Construction, the area’s top metal roofing installer, shares a few tips on how to take good care of your metal roof.
Do Keep Track of Roof Inspection Results
Regular inspections help keep you one step ahead of roofing issues. The problem areas found in your scheduled inspections should be addressed immediately and kept in a written report for future reference. You’ll never know when a terrible storm hits and you’ll need to present your inspection records to your insurance company.
Don’t Attempt to Inspect the Roof Yourself
Internet knowledge isn’t as effective as the trained eye of a roofer. You should leave it to the metal roof professionals in inspecting your roof for damage after it has braved a nasty storm. We have expert storm damage inspectors to help you through the damage done on your metal roof.
Do Trim Overhanging Branches
In the event of an extreme storm, overhanging branches might fall on your metal roof and cause huge dents. It won’t be the same damage as those done on asphalt shingles where you can simply replace the damaged shingles. With a metal roof, on the other hand, you’ll need a complete do-over.
It’s a tedious process you can avoid by just trimming these branches beforehand. Before you do, make sure you have the proper permits and permission to tear down large branches from nearby trees in your area.
Don’t Forget to Clean Your Gutters
A clear gutter means less chance of mildew formation on your metal roofing system. It’s the leading enemy of a metal roof since mildew causes corrosion and other moisture-related problems.
Do Replace Sealants and Fastener Gaskets
A metal roof can easily last up to 25 to 30 years with proper care. Despite its long service life, however, you still have to replace sealants and fastener gaskets to maintain its structural integrity and keep leaks at bay.
Don’t Leave Your Metal Roof Without Protective Paint
Although bare metal roofs can reflect harsh UV rays and heat from the sun, having a professional spray it with protective paint can increase its energy efficiency and life span.
At Coleman Roofing & Construction, you can rest assured we’ve got skilled, trained and certified roofers handling your metal roof installation. We also have excellent maintenance services to keep your roof looking fresh and performing better as if it was newly installed. Call us today at (225) 379-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free project estimate. We proudly serve homeowners in Covington, LA, and other nearby areas.