Springtime is just about here, and after a long winter the need to check your metal roof for any needed maintenance may be on your mind. Like any roof, you need to make sure you know what’s happening to your metal roof. With regular maintenance you can be sure you won’t be facing major problems as we move from winter to spring and summer.
Here are 4 tips for springtime metal roof maintenance from the pros at Nielsen Roofing:
- Check for Cracks or Rust Damage
Over time, small cracks may form in a metal roof due to harsh weather conditions or normal wear and tear. Inspect your entire roof (or hire experienced professionals if you have a steep roof) to look for any signs of dents, cracks or rust that could indicate a problem with your metal roof system.
- Check Your Flashings
The flashings around vents, chimneys, skylights, and other fixtures are essential for keeping moisture out of your home’s interior. Ensure all these flashings are properly sealed so that water doesn’t get in through tiny gaps or cracks over time.
- Keep an Eye on Your Metal Panels
When it comes to the panels of a metal roof system, it’s essential to keep an eye on them to make sure they stay secure and don’t fly off in high winds or heavy rains. If any panels do become dislodged during extreme weather conditions, it’s critical to get them replaced or repaired right away.
- Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
You might not think your gutters and downspouts can affect a metal roof … but when leaves, branches, and other debris build up in your downspouts or gutters, they can cause water to pool and eventually lead to leaks or other damage. With the warm weather, it may be time to take a peak and see what’s collected over the winter.
Schedule an Onsite Consultation
If you think you need a replacement metal roof, or roof repairs, Nielsen Roofing is just a call away. We want your roof to last many years without issue. If any problems arise or you just have a question, contact Nielsen Roofing today – we’ll be more than happy to take care of all repairs quickly and efficiently!