Metal roofing systems are known for their exceptional durability, but they become vulnerable to leaks if they’re not maintained properly. Fortunately, roofing maintenance doesn’t need to be tedious.
The residential and commercial roofing contractors at Texas Traditions Roofing share some quick maintenance tips:
Make Sure Your Roof Paint Isn’t Chipped
Standard metal roofing systems made from galvanized steel can resist corrosion, thanks to its rust-resistant coating. However, this coating will eventually break down if it’s left exposed to the elements for too long. That’s why it’s important to make sure the paint on your metal roof isn’t chipped or faded. In addition to improving your roof’s curb appeal, paint provides an extra layer of protection for your roof, shielding it from the elements and prolonging its lifespan.
Keep in mind that paint alone might not provide enough protection if you live in an area with erratic weather or a harsh climate. For added protection against moisture damage, you can have a contractor add a special coating to your metal roof.
Remove Debris From Your Roof
In general, all roofing systems should be kept free of debris at all times. Left unattended on a metal roofing system for too long, foliage and other kinds of debris might slide off the surface and clog your gutters, increasing the risk of overflows that can hasten the corrosion of metal. To reduce the risk of clogged gutters and metal corrosion, it’d be a good idea to occasionally trim overhanging tree limbs.
Have a Roofing Contractor Routinely Inspect Your Roof
Keep in mind that no matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage after prolonged exposure to the elements. Through routine inspections, contractors can detect minor roofing damage and conduct roof repair immediately to mitigate damage. To make sure all the warning signs of roofing damage are detected and addressed, you should only hire certified contractors.
If you want to reduce your roof’s maintenance, you might want to install a standing seam metal roof. Seams, the areas where metal panels overlap, are considered the weak point of a roofing system. As the name suggests, the seams on a standing seam metal roof are raised above the surface, making it less vulnerable to leaks.
Texas Traditions Roofing, a proud, licensed member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas, offers professional roofing services, including roof replacement and repair services. To get a free recommendation, call us at (512) 415-4590 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Austin, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.