The Importance of Autumn Metal Roof Maintenance

There are clearly many benefits that come with a metal roof. It lasts longer, it’s lower maintenance, and it’s better for the environment. On the other hand, metal roofs do still need maintenance. Now that it’s autumn, it’s important to make sure the proper maintenance is performed on a metal roof so that it can protect the structure of the building for a long time to come. 

Ensure the Gutters Are Clear

All the leaves have changed color and fallen from the trees, which is beautiful, but can cause gutters to become clogged. In the event that gutters do become clogged with debris and leaves, it can lead to rainwater that doesn’t drain away. This can lead to overflow, which can cause issues with mold and even cause gutters to collapse eventually. 

So the gutters on a metal roof need to be cleared in the autumn. Once the trees have become bare, it might be a good idea to do a deep clean of the gutters. 

Clear Debris

All debris that lands on the roof will not necessarily end up in the gutters. If there are branches or fallen leaves left to build up on the roof, they may begin to rot once they get wet. A lot of harm can be caused to the roof by rotting matter. 

Leaves and branches don’t need to be removed every single time they fall on the roof, but it’s a good idea to clear debris a few times throughout the fall on a metal roof, especially if the building is surrounded by a number of trees. 

Trim Back Trees

If there are a lot of trees and bushes that are growing close to the roof, it might be a good idea to trim them back. Tree branches that actually scrape against a metal roof a lot over time may wear away at the metal. To prevent this from happening, it’s a good idea to keep bushes and trees away from the roof as much as possible. 

Inspect the Roof

As a professional metal roofer, it’s a good idea for home and business owners to have an official inspection in the autumn to ensure that everything is alright. As a professional, you will be able to spot things that the home or business owner may not. If there are any minor problems that need fixing with the roof, it’s better for you to fix it now than to wait until the heart of the winter. Make sure you are clear about this to anyone who hires you.