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A Simple Guide to Standing Seam Metal Roof Maintenance

Standing seam metal roofing systems offer a great return on your investment for your home or commercial property. Apart from being stylish, durable, long-lasting and energy-efficient, they also require minimal maintenance as long as they are correctly designed and properly installed. That said, regular maintenance shouldn’t be overlooked. Like many other roofing systems, they are not immune to wear and tear and can be beset with problems caused by the elements.

Standing seam metal roof

In this blog, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., your local source of steel roofs in the area, provides a simple guide to maintaining your standing seam metal roofing system.

Clean the Roof Surface

Metal panels can attract dirt and debris. Over time, you may notice some unsightly streaks, which is why it makes sense to wash the roof surface. Soak a clean microfiber cloth on a bucket of water and dish soap. Rinse the soap off with water streaming from a garden hose. A roofing pro can do this job for you to prevent the roof from getting damaged.

Trim Back Overhanging Branches

Make sure the trees near your property don’t have overhanging branches. They may brush against your metal roof every time a gust of wind blows, leaving behind scratches and dents. They may also shed leaves, which accumulate moisture and leave your roof vulnerable to rust. Roofing companies recommend trimming them back, providing at least six feet of distance between the roof and the tree limbs.

Schedule Roof Inspections

There are many situations where a standing metal roof could be subjected to the elements and their damaging effects. Thus, regular maintenance should be done at least once a year with the assistance of a reputable roofing contractor. Doing so allows you to head off potential problems before they become worse and prevent premature roof replacement.

Keep Your Gutters Clog-Free

Excess moisture due to standing water on your clogged gutters can corrode your metal roofing system and invite pests to your property. Cleaning your gutters should be a part of your maintenance routine. If you don’t feel comfortable getting up a ladder, you can always consult your local roofer to help you with it.

Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured roofing company with years of experience and a trusted reputation built on the satisfaction of our customers. To learn more about our roof replacement, repair and maintenance services, give us a call at (320) 204-2264 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners and businesses in and around St. Cloud, MN.