A standing seam metal roof is less leak-prone and has fewer maintenance needs than a conventional metal roof thanks to its raised locking systems and seams. It’s harder for water to seep into your metal roof when the locking systems securing your roof panels are raised. However, this doesn’t mean that a standing seam metal roof is maintenance-free. Remember: low-maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance.
A Crown Roofing Inc., your trusted residential and commercial roofing contractor, shares some maintenance tips below:
Keep Your Gutters Free of Leaves and Debris
Your gutters help protect your standing seam metal roof against moisture damage by diverting water to the drains. However, your gutters won’t be able to do their job if leaves, twigs and other debris are clogging their downspouts. If your gutters are clogged, rainwater might spill onto your roof and damage your exterior.
Here’s a tip: if you just don’t have the time for chores like gutter cleaning or wish cleaning your gutters was more convenient, you might want to install gutter guards. Gutter covers or guards reduce your gutters’ maintenance needs by preventing leaves and other debris from entering and clogging them.
Remove Debris on Top of Your Roof
Twigs and other debris can scratch the paint on your standing seam metal roof’s surface. In particular, you need to keep an eye on valleys and areas with low slopes, as these are the areas where debris tends to accumulate.
Trim Overhanging Tree Limbs
Overhanging tree limbs are easily knocked down by strong winds. Not to mention tree limbs that are enough can scratch your metal roof. That’s why you need to trim them before they fall down or scratch your metal roof.
Schedule Routine Roof Inspections
As a general rule, you should have your metal roof inspected by an experienced roofer at least twice every year. Through routine inspections and maintenance, residential roofing contractors can detect and fix roofing issues before they affect other parts of your home.
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