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Spring Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Metal Roof


We had another harsh winter this year especially with the Polar Vortex impacting the Midwest, Central, and Eastern states. Winter is typically hard on home exteriors, but this year’s weather caused extra damages and cleaning issues for homeowners.

Metal roofs protect homes from many problems a standard roof cannot including being fire resistant, lightweight, and energy efficient. However, there are still some spring maintenance tasks that will help you extend the life of your metal roof. If you haven’t already, make sure to follow these tips for your spring cleaning.

Spring Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Metal Roof

Clear Your Gutters

Your gutters help to manage the rainfall onto your house. A working system will draw water off your roof, down to ground level, and away from your home. This process slows when branches, dirt, leaves, toys, and anything else gets caught there. Get a ladder and yard waste bag to clear out the larger items blocking water flow. Use a garden hose to force out the dirt and bits of ripped leaves or twigs.

Prune Your Trees

Trees add natural beauty to your home while helping to keep it cool on hot summer days - both add value to your home right now and when you decide to sell it. But, left to grow without any checks, a tree could end up hurting the house it should protect. Pruning at the beginning of spring can help stop new branches from damaging your roof by scratching it or banging into it when the wind kicks up.

Check Your Home’s Insulation

The ventilation in your attic space makes a big difference for your home’s insulation and roof life. Proper ventilation can help you regulate indoor temperatures and stop water build-up. Your roofer will work in your house’s insulation into their plan for your roofing needs. But you need to be on the lookout for moisture that comes with the heavy spring rainfalls. Look for mold or mildew growth and if you find any, make sure to have a professional inspect the area right away to prevent further damage.

A metal roof is a great addition that will continue to protect your home for years to come. The metal roof experts at Mansea Metal provide maintenance, material creation, and installation services. Give us a call today at (859) 744-4475 to start your project.

 

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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.

You Won’t Be Shorted On Lumber

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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