By Sheffield Metals
Many home and building owners ultimately decide to purchase a metal roof because it’s low maintenance, lasts 50+ years, and can be engineered to perform to high standards set forth by the industry.
Luckily, the level of upkeep needed to maintain a metal roof is generally minimal, especially if the roof was correctly installed. That being said, performing regular maintenance on your metal roof shouldn’t be overlooked, as it could make or break a system, especially if a serious problem exists.:
Why it’s Important to Maintain Your Metal Roof
To prevent potential problems
It’s a fear of every home or building owner: A problem originating on the roof. Not only can problems with a roof cause damage to the property and/or the items inside of a home or building, it also results in unwanted and potentially high repair costs. Some of the potential problems with metal roofing are:
Leaking; Denting; Scuffing; Scratching; Degradation; Galvanic corrosion
Regular maintenance performed at least once a year, either by a roof maintenance service* or the home/building owner, can help identify potential problem spots. These areas can then be fixed to prevent the issue from becoming serious or creating a failure in the system
To prolong the life of the roofing system
Prevention of metal roofing issues begins with performing maintenance and addressing potential problem areas before escalating and/or causing damage. The worst situation you could run into is having to prematurely replace your entire metal roof. Regularly maintaining and caring for your roof is the best way to prevent this.
Like any product, a regular maintenance schedule will help maintain the integrity of the metal roof and its accessories, and ensure that it continues to perform well and provide protection. There are many scenarios where a metal roof could be subjected to harmful elements, which is why it’s important to be observant and educated on maintenance that should be performed so you can identify problems and take the necessary steps to correct them.