Metal Roof Maintenance Tips to Support a Long Lifespan

A metal roof maintenance worker services a metal roof.Metal roofs are one of the longest-lasting types of roofs on the market. The lifespan of a metal roof, if properly installed, will typically extend beyond that of just about any other material. Another wonderful quality of metal roofs is that they need very little maintenance. 

However, there are some steps you can take to keep your metal roof at the top of its game. Many types of roofs will benefit from these tips, including your metal roof. Keep reading to learn more about the top five maintenance steps you can take to keep your metal roof performing at its best. 

1. Stop Trees from Scratching Your Roof

The wind is just annoying until it moves objects around. When the wind causes tree branches or bushes to scratch against your metal roof, they could cause dents, cuts, or other damage to the metal roof. If left untreated, your metal roof’s resistance will be worn down until it no longer protects your building in that area. Trim your trees and bushes regularly. 

2. Clear Loose Debris

Fortunately, rain and even snowstorms clean off your buildings. Precipitation can help clear leaves, branches, and other debris from your roof. Some standard window cleaning brushes that have soft brushes can help clear debris without scrapping your roof. Make sure not to spray water underneath the edge of your roof as that will cause water damage on the inside. 

3. No Walking on the Roof

Try not to walk on your metal roof. It can take a few steps, but the more you walk on it, the more damage it will take. Check out the manufacturer’s recommendations for walking on your metal roof if you need to go up there, especially if you need to be up there regularly. 

4. Clean Your Gutters

Make sure your gutters are also free of debris. If left alone, debris in your gutters can cause problems for even metal roofs. If debris blocks your gutters, then the pooled water can cause your roof to rust or corrode instead of living its good, long life. 

5. Keep the Paint Away

Spray paint is the worst on a metal roof. If you hire a painter, make sure they stay away from your metal roof. Paint can ruin the finish of a metal roof and cut down on its lifespan.

Setting up a Strong Future for Your Metal Roof

Make sure to follow these tips to keep your metal roof looking and functioning beautifully for years to come. Having a great metal roof starts with proper metal roof installation. 

Mansea Metal can recommend a responsible, professional company to do your installation. As a manufacturer, we work with many quality builders and contractors and will help you select the one that best fits your needs.

Give our team at Mansea Metal a call today at our closest location to you

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The Mansea Metal Difference

We Are The Manufacturer

Most of the companies who advertise metal roofing and siding or post-frame buildings are simply reselling products produced by someone else. We produce our own products from rolled steel and have large indoor yards that keep our lumber protected. That way, we control the quality and time of delivery to you. And that creates jobs right here in your home town.

Higher Quality Steel with Superior Finishes

The truth is not all steel is alike, especially when it comes to finishes. That’s why we use Sherwin-Williams WeatherXL™ Coil Coatings. Created to withstand most anything that comes its way, designed to maintain extreme resistance to abrasion, chipping and marring with tremendous color and gloss retention. And you get to select your favorites from more than 22 striking color options

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When we price a building package, we give you everything you need to ensure structural integrity. Like longer gable posts that extend to the top of the truss, not just tying in at the bottom. And long-lasting pressure-treated wood measuring .60 CCA. You won’t get this quality at a ‘big box’ store. Plus, we use true 6x6’s along with 2x10’s and 2x12’s that are #1 grade.

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