Metal roofing tends to be much more durable than its alternatives. It is resistant to many types of damage and often lasts much longer than other types of roof. Many people that have metal roofs installed don’t have to worry about having the property re-roofed during their lifetime.
Metal roofs can last approximately 2 to 3 times longer than asphalt varieties.
Metal roofs are proven to be more durable than roofing material alternatives. The increased durability can lengthen the lifespan of your overall home. With the appropriate care, metal roofs can last approximately 2 to 3 times longer than asphalt varieties due to the fact that metal roofing is able to withstand damage from outside elements such as:
- Ice Buildup
- Pest Infestation
Even though metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing materials, it doesn’t discount proper maintenance. Here are a few ways to lengthen the lifespan of your metal roofing.
Clear Loose Debris
Even though snow and rain can clear loose debris off your metal roofs such as branches or leaves but some of the debris still need removal. Certain standard window cleaning brushes can help clear debris without scrapping your roof. Look for brushes that have soft bristles to prevent scratching.
Prevent Tree from Scratching
Since the wind moves around outside obstructions, you have to take into account how the obstruction can scratch your metal roof. The most common obstruction is tree branches. They can scratch against the metal causing possible dents, cuts, or other damage. If you do not take care of tree damage, your metal roof’s resistance and durability will wear. To prevent scratching and damage, regularly trim trees and brushes.
Clean your Gutters
All roofs are subject to damage from gutter debris, even metal roofs. If your gutters are neglected, the debris blocking your gutter will result in water pooling. Water pooling in gutters can cause your roof to rust and corrode.
Do Not Apply Paint
Metal roofing and paint do not mix. Prevent paint from getting on your metal roof at all costs. Paint can ruin the finish of a metal roof, shortening its life expectancy.
Metal Roofing Experts
Here at Lifetime Roofing, we strive to provide the services that you need to obtain the best roof for your property. There are many benefits of metal roofing including its life expectancy. To learn more about metal roofing, contact us at Lifetime Roofing today!