So you’ll notice that I emphasized the “you” in that statement. Of course, it’s important to maintain your roof and I would never tell you otherwise.
But the truth is, most homeowners are not familiar with metal roofing and the hazards and problems that come up over time. Especially in Miami, Florida, where weather and the elements really know how to wear down your roof if not done properly. Such as: movement distress, sealant failures, weather damage, draining erosion, etc.
So the number one maintenance tip for your metal roof is to have it inspected regularly by a professional roofer in Miami. They know what to look for and can give you an accurate idea of how your metal roof is holding up as time goes by.
Here’s what a Miami metal roof professional will look at:
Inspect for damage and corrosion
Replace fastener gaskets at the end of their service lives
Fill in areas where sealant has been penetrated or cracked
Reseal roofs when sealant life is over, usually around 20 years
Rob Haddock, author of Metal Roofing from A to Z, said:
“Using metal roofing systems involves a good deal of science, so making uninformed design decisions about materials and systems is a bit like playing Russian roulette. Some knowledge and understanding of basic elements of system design, material selection and installation will certainly improve the odds for a successful roofing project and a satisfied (and dry) customer for many years to come while (hopefully) reducing gainful employment for a slew of trial lawyers.”
I know that it is the goal of all our clients at Metal Master Shop in Miami to stay dry and comfortable in their homes for many, many years. That’s why they decide to purchase a metal roof.
We hope that you will do the smart thing and get a professional roofer to inspect, install, and maintain it. And of course, since we are the best at what we do, we look forward to working with you to provide the metal roof systems for your next project!