Key among the many reasons why more people prefer a metal roof are how long they last and their low maintenance requirements compared to other roofing materials. However, nothing is indestructible, which is why metal roof maintenance is important. When properly cared for, your metal roof will easily outlast a roof made from any other available materials.
Maintenance Tips for Your Metal Roof
Benefits Of Caring for Your Metal Roof
Prevent Costly Issues
Dents, leaks, degradation, scratching, or corrosion could be very damaging over time. With any roof, a minor issue can quickly turn into expensive repairs if not caught early. Having your metal roof regularly maintained by professional roofing contractors ensures that any problems are found and addressed before they become a problem.
Prolong the Roof’s Lifespan
Metal roofs are designed to last for generations, although falling debris and other factors can shorten this lifespan. Regular metal roof maintenance ensures that all roofing components remain in excellent condition and that repairs are completed when necessary, preventing the need to replace your roof in the future.
Enhance Your Roof’s Appearance
A metal roof does more than provide reliable and durable protection – it also improves the curb appeal of your property. Routine maintenance helps ensure that the roof looks great and works well.
Metal Roof Maintenance FAQs
Do Metal Roofs Need to Be Repainted?
Typically, the paint on a metal roof is designed to be long-lasting. Our metal roofs have a four-layer, baked-on paint that will look great for years. Our Industry leading paint, developed by AkzoNobel, ensures it has undergone rigorous testing for various conditions and we can comfortably guarantee its longevity.
Can You Pressure Wash a Metal Roof?
Yes. With light pressure and hot water, it is possible to pressure wash a metal roof. However, if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, you can hire professionals who will thoroughly clean the roof for you. Some warranties are voided if high pressure washes are used as it can easily damage finish.
How Long Do Metal Roofs Last?
When installed and maintained correctly, a metal roof can last more than 50 years. Choosing the right roofing company ensures you receive quality products that will last.
How Often Will I Need to Replace a Metal Roof?
A properly installed and maintained roof will not need to be replaced for generations. Under certain circumstances, however, your metal roofing contractor may recommend a replacement in case of the following:
- Severe weather damage
- Extensive damage or missing flashing
- Poor installation from a previous contractor
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If you want a durable, appealing, and reliable roof, look no further than the metal roofing services offered by Ironclad. We are a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company with a dedicated team of friendly, experienced roofing experts. Our team learns about each client’s needs and works until the results exceed expectations. With many of our roofs installed in Toronto and the surrounding areas, we are the metal roofing contractors you need on your next project or to assist in fulfilling your home beautification dreams. Contact us today for more details or to discuss your needs with our experts.