Metal roofing is a visually effective and practical roofing choice for a range of properties including domestic and commercial buildings. Whether you opt for steel, copper or lead, there are a range of styles and designs to choose from, that can really set your property apart. But to increase the longevity, and to maintain the high level of visual appeal, you should consider taking practical steps to maintain your metal roof. But what are the considerations for looking after your metal roof? And how can you be sure to get results? Well, here at JMS Roofing, we are Birmingham’s leading roofing specialists. From sedum roofing to rubber roofing, we are the professional team you can count on for everything. And this is our guide to everything you should know about keeping your metal roof in great condition.
Important tips for looking after your metal roof
To keep your metal roof in top condition, there are some practical steps you should take. These include:
- Regularly removing any debris- leaves, rubbish and branches are the most common type of debris to find on any roof, and it is essential that any debris on your metal roof is removed regularly. This is because if this debris becomes wet, and sticks to the roof surface, it is likely to cause rust or corrosion if left for a lengthy period of time, leading to an expensive full roof repair. Alternatively, it is washed into the gutters, it can cause expensive damage and rust here too.
- Regular cleaning- beyond removing the debris from the roof, it’s important to clean your metal roof regularly, and with the right equipment. This is because with continued UV exposure, and weathering, your metal roof can begin to degrade. As a result, regularly cleaning this with a small amount of bleach or detergent, diluted with water can help to increase the lifespan of your roof, while helping it to stay looking great.
For more information or professional advice about your new roof, get in touch with the team today, here at JMS Roofing.