Maintaining a Metal Roof

If you’ve made the choice to go with a metal roof for your home or business, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your investment in great shape! Metal roofs are some of the most expensive roofs out there, but luckily, maintenance is fairly easy. The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is very true with metal roofs; preventative maintenance tasks are much easier to handle than repairing a roof that’s already damaged.

At least once each year, you’ll need to hire a professional to climb up onto your roof and do an inspection. While you can do this inspection yourself, many people fall off of their roofs each year, causing injuries and even death! Don’t risk seriously hurting yourself when you have qualified metal roofers like those at Shon Boswell Contracting Services in Tampa Bay available to help out.

During a yearly inspection, your roofing contractor will look for:

  • Dirty roofing panels
  • Accumulation of debris, dirt, or yard waste
  • Algae growth
  • Accumulation in the gutters and drains
  • Tree limbs too close to the roof
  • Loose or separating roofing panels
  • Scratches or more severe damage to roofing panels
  • Damaged flashing
  • Rust and corrosion
  • Sunlight exposure damage
  • Damaged paint

If your roofing contractor finds anything during your metal roof inspection that is amiss, they will consult with you about the findings and come up with a repair plan that works for your schedule and budget. Sometimes, issues can be corrected with a light pressure wash and repainting the metal panels. Other times, entire panels may need to be replaced. Only a reputable roofing contractor can tell you exactly what needs to be done to your metal roof to keep it structurally sound and looking great.

Do you have to wait for the annual inspection to correct issues you’ve noticed with your roof? NO! Don’t ever wait to handle a problem with a metal roof, as rust and corrosion can spread quickly, compromising the durability of your roof and possibly causing leaks. Instead, call the roofing professionals at Shon Boswell Contracting Services in Tampa Bay immediately for a quick and easy assessment and repair.

Contact us online for a free quote on your roofing project, or to schedule a yearly inspection. We have the experiences, tools, and resources you need to maintain your metal roof for years to come. We have happy, satisfied customers all over the Bay, and we’d love to make you one too!