All metal roofing systems require maintenance and it’s important to understand these requirements to maximize the longevity of a metal roofing system. While each sheet has been engineered to provide years of trouble-free protection, they can still suffer damage from the build-up of debris as well as storm-related traumas like hail stones and falling branches. To extend the lifespan and strength of a metal roofing system, some simple maintenance steps (link to blog 2) can be taken to protect your roof.
Why it’s important to have regular inspections
Regular inspections are critical to identifying damaged panels and accumulated debris that can trap moisture, causing corrosion over time. To prevent this, a visual inspection should be performed in the spring and the Autumn of each year, as well as after major weather events to identify issues.
- Take a walk around the structure and look for leaves, branches and other debris piled up on the roof,
- Check the valleys, gutters and downspouts, as well as behind chimneys and/or other protrusions.
- In addition to debris, keep an eye out for scratched or dented areas.
- Loose screws and seams that look like they are separating.
Metal panels, particularly metal roofs should be professionally inspected every four to five years with in the Darling Downs Region.
We recommended that you engage a metal roofing specialist to make any inspection or repairs. You can find out more about the integrity of a company by checking if they are a part of a roofing association and through the QBBC website to verify their registration.