Metal roofs are no longer just for barns and commercial buildings. These days, more and more homeowners are beginning to see just how great metal roofs are and their use is becoming more widespread in residential applications. While metal roofs are indeed more durable than other roofing types, they are not completely indestructible. If you own a metal roof, here is a basic maintenance guide from the trusted roofing and siding contractors over at Allstar Construction to keep it in excellent condition for many years to come.
How to Keep Your Metal Roof Well-Maintained
Clean the metal panels. The panels of a metal roof can be washed with a solution of dish soap and a bucket of water. While it is possible to do this yourself, we recommend that you hire a professional to prevent damage due to incorrectly walking on it.
Trim overhanging branches. If there are trees that are growing too close to your metal roof, be sure to trim them regularly. Nearby trees could scratch the metal’s surface and leave it vulnerable to damage.
Repair minor scratches. If you notice any small scratches on your roof, you may be able to fix it yourself without the help of roof repair companies. Simply apply mineral spirits with a soft piece of cloth and give it a good buffing. After, give it a little touch-up using some paint.
Repair rusty spots. If you notice any rusty areas, apply a gentle scrubbing cleanser using a clean cloth to get rid of as much rust as possible. After, give it a light sanding then apply a metal primer to prevent future rusting.
Whether you are in need of simple roof repairs or are looking for a contractor to complete a water and fire restoration job, turn to the experts at Allstar Construction. Give us a call at (763) 479-8700 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment today.