Over the years, your home will likely undergo a fair amount of wear and tear. Minor fixes and regular maintenance are the best ways to ensure your home remains beautiful for many years to come. Certain elements of your home will likely require far more maintenance than others—a metal roof, for instance, will require far less maintenance during the course of its life than other features in your home will. You won’t need to replace a metal roof for several decades, but you should still give it a bit of TLC from time to time. This guide explores the importance of maintaining your metal roof and how doing so can improve the overall style and structure of your home.
The main function of your roof is to protect your home against the elements. As such, the main importance of maintaining your metal roof is to ensure it can continue to function as needed no matter what type of weather comes your way. Metal roofs are very durable, so they can withstand very heavy rains and winds, but you should still assess your roof for signs of damage following particularly brutal storms. Conducting a small amount of routine maintenance once a year ensures that you can nip any minor issues in the bud immediately. This enables your roof to maintain its structural integrity for many years and ensures it will be able to weather whatever storms come its way in the future.
Metal roofs can last upwards of 40 years. When maintained properly, they can last even longer and even maintain their structural integrity for up to 70 years. Unlike shingled roofs, which may require significant repairs and maintenance on a yearly basis, metal roofs require minimal upkeep each year. A quick annual once-over will ensure the roof is in good working condition—this is generally all it takes to maintain a metal roof. This yearly visual assessment is very simple and takes little time to complete, yet it will ensure your metal roof maintains its structure and durability for many years to come.
Asphalt, tile, and wooden shingles can easily break, loosen, or fall off altogether, giving the entire house a rather unattractive appearance. Metal roofs, on the other hand, maintain their same beautiful shine for many years after the initial installation. Metal roofs are coated with a resin-based finish that keeps out moisture and mold. The roof is therefore able to maintain its luster, and it will never dull or discolor through the years. Maintaining your metal roof will further protect its overall appearance. In specific situations, a simple rinsing with a diluted detergent periodically will wash away any residual dirt or grime that cannot be washed away with natural rain, allowing the roof to display its color and shine.
To further discuss the benefits of metal roofing or to schedule an installation on your own home, contact our team at Distinctive Metal Roofing. Our team provides metal roofing throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.