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.