Taking care of your home’s metal roof is vital if you want it to last for as long as possible. Generally, a metal roof can stand up to a half century’s worth of wear and tear before needing to be replaced, as long as it’s properly maintained. The main things you need to do to take care of your metal roof include:
- Keeping the paint relatively fresh
- Sealing any holes that appear
- Removing excess snow
Under normal circumstances, you should be reapplying paint every 15 to 20 years. However, severe weather and large hail, much like the kind that’s seen from time to time around Madison Heights, can cause chipping that may require immediate repainting. Specialty metal paints are available at most paint stores for roughly the same price as a quality interior latex paint.
Using a Sealant
Sealing holes and cracks that might form, especially if your home is older, can keep your metal roof functioning for decades, while keeping water from seeping in under the roof and getting into your attic. It should also help keep your house well insulated and reduce your energy bills.
During the winter, places around Clarkston can get heavy amounts of snow. Letting too much snow sit on your metal roof can end up causing a lot of damage from either water leaking in or from corrosion underneath your roof’s coating. Using a roof rake regularly during periods of heavy snowfall can go a long way in keeping the total amount of snow on your roof fairly low, as well as breaking up the chance for any ice dams to form.
If you would like to know more about how to keep your tin roof looking and performing like new, give the knowledgeable service technicians at Aladdin Heating & Cooling a call. Our expert team has been serving the Southeast Michigan area for nearly 70 years. Let us put our seven decades worth of knowledge to work for you.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about metal roofs and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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