Metal roofs are some of the most durable and longest lasting roofing materials out there. If properly installed, they could last for about 50 years or more. Another amazing quality of metal roofs is they need very little maintenance to remain sturdy.
As with any other roofing type, however, they are not indestructible. Here are a few maintenance tips to help keep your metal roof in tip-top shape at all times.
- Prevent trees from leaving scratches on your roof. When tree branches scratch against your roofing surface, they can cause cuts, dents and any other visible damage. If left unattended for so long, these issues could grow bigger until your metal roof can no longer protect your home in the area. Be sure to trim your trees and bushes regularly.
- Keep your gutters clear. It’s also important to make sure that your gutters are always clear and free-flowing. If debris collects in your gutters, it can cause clogs and standing water, which can eventually result in rust or corrosion. Seek help from expert roofers when cleaning your gutters to make sure it is done properly and thoroughly.
- Always check for loose or damaged parts. This includes not just your shingles, but also your roof flashings, gutters, fascia boards, soffit, ridge caps, fasteners and vents. If you’re not sure what you need to inspect, call in a professional to help you spot any issues.
For more information on how you can maintain your metal roof, get in touch with Goodrich Roofing. Our skilled and expert roofers have comprehensive experience in installing, repairing and inspecting a variety of metal roofing systems. To schedule a FREE consultation, simply give us a call at (505) 219-4450, or complete our contact form. We serve homeowners in New Mexico and the nearby areas.