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Why Your Metal Roof Needs Regular Maintenance
Different types of roofs have their own unique needs and quirks, and different types of roofing materials offer their own pros and cons. Metal roofs are no exception - but just what are the benefits of a metal roof, what maintenance does it require, and is it the best fit for your home? We took [...]

Different types of roofs have their own unique needs and quirks, and different types of roofing materials offer their own pros and cons. Metal roofs are no exception - but just what are the benefits of a metal roof, what maintenance does it require, and is it the best fit for your home? We took a closer look at all you need to know.

What Are The Benefits of Metal Roofs?

Metal roofs offer homeowners several benefits. They are sturdy and practical and come in a range of colours and finishes, allowing you to find the best fit to suit your style preferences and practical needs. In addition, these types of roofs are known for being super low-maintenance, as they are resistant to corrosion and so stand the test of time - even when exposed to the unpredictable New Zealand weather.

What Types of Maintenance Does A Metal Roof Need?

There are a number of areas that can be included in a roof maintenance check, and these include:

Damage, Cracks and Holes

Any damage, cracks or holes in the material of your roof could indicate an underlying problem - and may result in leaks or further structural damage to your home. Any damaged or cracked sections should also be replaced as and when you spot them - this can often save a complete roof replacement.

Keeping The Roof Watertight

If your roof is not watertight, your home will leak, so this is a key element of any maintenance check. If you have any specific waterproofing measures in place, check that they are in good condition and free from damage.

Checking For Animal Activity

Animals can damage roofs by building nests, dislodging tiles and shingles, and even chewing or nibbling key elements. Keep a close eye out for potential damage, and make sure that old, abandoned nests are removed quickly.

Touching Up Paint

Good roof maintenance is also about keeping your roof looking great, so this is an opportunity to touch up paintwork and tidy up the appearance of your roof, helping it look its best for as long as possible. Metal roofs, in particular, may fade in strong sunlight or have their colour damaged by wind and rain - the right paint can make a huge difference to this and other types of roofing materials.

Knowing how to care for your metal roof is the key to ensuring that your home has a reliable, stable roof for many years to comeā€”and we are here to help. Contact the team at IG Roofing to see how we can help you preserve your roof and protect your home.