Metal Roofing Maintenance Tips for your Commercial Roof

Whether you chose or inherited a durable metal roof for your commercial property, congratulations: you have a tough, long-lasting roofing material that requires very little upkeep from your facilities maintenance crew. Among Miami metal roofers, few spend the majority of their time repairing metal roofing. They work to fix BUR and modified bitumen roofs (a lot); they make occasional repairs to single-ply membranes, but they seldom have to answer a lot of metal roofing repair or service calls.

Make Metal Last Even Longer

The insiders on exterior maintenance, Facilities Net, recommends regular inspections and maintenance on a few key metal roof areas. Miami metal roofers echo these recommendations. These are the “weak” spots on metal roofing:

  • Movement distress of panels and fasteners
  • Sealants
  • Fastener gaskets
  • Rain or hail damage
  • Degradation of surface coatings
  • Clogged drains and gutters

We say “weak” because metal roofing is by far the strongest, longest-lasting roofing material you can install on your commercial property. Expect a lifespan of 50 years with adequate care. For the best installation by Miami metal roofers, you can expect decades of minimal effort and a lot of ROI from your up-front costs.

Fair and Unfair

Electrolysis can occur between flashing and metal roofing if the two dissimilar metals touch. This “fair touching unfair” metal contact comes from ions moving from one to the other, almost like rust. Both metals break down, so flashing and metal roofing together begin to corrode. This needs to be checked and stopped quickly, using sealants or fresh coatings.

Recoat to Restore

Experts at Metal Construction News remind us that recoating will restore a metal roof to close to its original finish without the high cost and long disruption of re-roofing. By putting back some of the fluoropolymer coating, you can preserve the roof while boosting energy efficiency from reflectivity. Spray or brush coatings also help seal out moisture and protect against water leaks around fastener holes.

Do not depend on your local paint store for the appropriate coating; enlist your local, reliable Miami metal roofers to recommend the proper coating to restore your roof.

With a call to A-1 Property Services, or by contacting us online, you can find out exactly what kind of metal roof maintenance your commercial property needs. As expert Miami metal roofers, we know what works, what wastes time and money, and what will help you preserve your metal roof.

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