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Metal Roofing Maintenance Tips

The roof is an integral part of a construction process. To ensure that your house looks the best, you have to choose the right type of a roof. A roof that will not merely look great, but will also protect the interior parts of the house and serve you for many decades.

Metal tile roofing fits this description. Builders widely use it because of its durability and the fact that it is a maintenance free roofing solution. Additionally, metal tile roofing meets the high roofing standards in the Canadian roofing industry. That is why we focus on offering metal roofing services to the people of Edmonton, Toronto and its surrounding areas. If you’re not sure whether you should install a metal roof yourself, read the post about advantages of hiring professional metal roof installers.

It is essential to understand, that although metal roofing is considered to be one of the most durable types, if you do not take proper care of it, it might not serve you for as long as it should. So, what can you do to ensure proper maintenance of your metal roof? We have compiled some tips to help you out.

Clean the gutter and drains

Eavestrough cleaning

The gutters and drains on your roof provide places where debris can settle. If it rains and there are branches, leaves, or other foreign objects in your gutters, they will clog. Stagnant water is one of the elements that will cause premature corrosion on your metal roof. That is why, it is advisable to properly and regularly clean your gutters.

Use sealants

Using a protective sealant will go a long way, ensuring that your metal roof remains in good condition for a very long time. Our roofing installers use the best sealants to ensure that your roof is able to withstand severe weather conditions experienced in Edmonton and prevent water penetration.

Avoid walking on the roof

We understand that you may have to walk on your roof for maintenance purposes, but it should not be made a habit. When you have to walk on the roof, make sure NOT to step on a rib of a tile, but rather walk on the concave portion of a tile, where it has the most support. This is a very important point, as improper walking on metal tiles will cause a dent.

Never use different metals on one roof

When working with metal roofing installers ensure that only one type of metal is used to do the installation. This is because different metals can react with each other, which can lead to premature corrosion.

Additionally, when tightening the metal roof, only use galvanized screws with washers, so that water does not penetrate around them. This will help to prevent water leakages and rust formation.

Attend to Repairs Quickly

If you notice any damage on your roof, immediately ensure that proper repair is undertaken. The longer you ignore the small issues, the more time you allow them to cause more extensive damage. Eventually, you will end up paying more for the repairs. It is therefore advisable to regularly inspect your metal roof so that you can notice any repair needs before they become extensive. At AMT Roofing, we stand behind our product and provide 50 year warranty on material and 25 year workmanship warranty for your peace of mind.

Trees over the roof

Clear tree branches around the house

Having trees in your compound has its benefits but when they are growing too close to your house, they can cause damage to your metal roof. The branches can leave scratches on the roof when blown by wind. You do not have to cut down the entire tree to solve the problem, pruning clear all the branches next to the roof will do. Aside from scratches, once the branches dry off, they fall and can cause damage to the roof.


Conclusion

Your metal roof is an investment, and you should protect it by all means possible. Performing regular maintenance on your roof will help prolong its lifespan. It ensures that damages are well repaired on time and the roof looks good. Furthermore, you won’t have to incur extra costs of more extensive repairs in future.

With years of experience, Alberta Metal Tile Roofing will be ready to answer any questions that you may have concerning your metal roof. If you do not have one installed, you can also get a free quote from our product consultants.