How to Maintain a Metal Roof

Have you recently had a metal roof installed on your home and you are wondering how you can maintain it? The good news is, with metal roofing, you do not need to do much as far as maintenance. However, if you do want to get up there and do some maintenance on your new roof, there are a few ways to do this successfully. At Metal Roofing Solutions, we are experts when it comes to metal roofing material and installations. We take great pride in being a leading supplier of high-quality metal roofing material to contractors and homeowners across Canada. In this article, we share some information about how you can maintain a metal roof.

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Determining the type of maintenance your metal roof needs, you must first determine the type of roof system you have.   

Type of roofing system

There are two different types of metal roof systems. Architectural metal roofing is installed directly onto the roof decking and is usually made from thinner metals. Structural metal roofing, on the other hand, is designed to be part of the building structure and is made from thicker materials. It’s important to know your system type because damage to a structural metal roof, which also serves as the roof deck, could represent a potential safety hazard.

The type of metal you have on your roof 

The type of material you will use for your metal roof will determine what kind of maintenance it will require. For example, if your roof was installed using steel, which is prone to oxidation, you’ll have to routinely check for rust.

The design of your roof

The proper care of your roof will also depend on the system design you chose. Our metal roof shingles, flat seam panels, interlocking panels, and standing seam metal designs each have their own distinctive ways of being maintained and repaired, so it’s important to keep this in mind when tending to your roof.

To learn more about how you can maintain a metal roof, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Metal Roofing Solutions. Click here to find our contact information, get a free quote, or speak with a representative.