Mar 2nd, 2021
Sometimes, a company needs to watch the budget, and having commercial metal roofing is one expense many owners will skip having it done. However, that isn’t the best thing for the longevity of metal roofing, so, cleaning your own metal roofing is possible.
Using a pressure washer set on light strength with hot water. If the roof has easy access, use a detergent with a light pressure wash. Depending on the type of metal roofing you have, there are some factors to have in mind:
Metal roofing maintenance is minimal which is a strong attraction for anyone on the fence on choosing metal roofing. It is important for it to be correctly installed and for regular inspection and maintenance to be performed. Any sign of an issue or problem found during an inspection shouldn’t be overlooked. Keeping maintenance current includes repairs. The maintenance steps should include the following steps:
On average, metal roofing should be repainted every ten years or so, but the manufacturer's brand and type of paint may require more frequent. With each annual inspection, the roofing contractor should advise you if it is time for your metal roofing to be repainted.
All metal roofing types can be repainted, but you should not have it painted for the first six months. It takes metal roofing time to weather and the paint will adhere better and last longer by waiting.
Metal roofing is known as an incredibly durable roof, but that doesn’t mean it won’t need repairs and touch-ups from time to time. Because it is exposed to the elements 24/7/365, it will weather, and some components will need attention from time to time.
Metal roofing contracts and expands with the temperature. This causes the metal panels to shift, resulting in the screw holes stretching and the screws come loose or pop out.
Annual inspections by a professional roofing contractor will find these loose or missing screws, and you should do your own monthly inspections as well to find these issues. Replace the screws as needed, using gaskets and sealant to secure their fit and protect from water leaks. Most metal roofing screws will give you 10 years before they need replacing.
To ensure a quieter metal roofing setup, ask the roofing contractor their methods and options of install the roofing. A main point to cover is if they install metal roofing without plywood for decking. You should request a decking so that you can have metal roofing with insulation installed. These are two factors that will make your metal roofing quieter, which even in a commercial environment is a plus. Call (512) 660-4859 today for your metal roofing needs in Georgetown, TX.