5 Tips to extend the life of your metal roof


Currently, in the construction industry, there are several options when it comes to roofing. From traditional clay tiles to concrete flat roofs, each material has its advantages and disadvantages. However, if you are looking for a roof that offers quick assembly, structural lightening, and economy, the metal roof is the option you should choose.


Throughout this article, we will present you with 5 tips that will help you extend the life span of your metal roof. So, read on to find out how you can save money and guarantee the safety of your building and the people in it.


Obra da Prudêncio, reabilitação da cobertura metálica da APTIV, em Braga
Prudêncio’s work, rehabilitation of APTIV’s metal roof, in Braga.


Tip 1- Clean your roof regularly


One of the easiest and most effective ways to prolong the life of your roof is to keep it clean. As time goes by, it is normal for it to accumulate dirt, leaves, and other types of debris that can cause damage to the structure.


Accumulated rubbish retains moisture, which can cause the material to rust and lead to corrosion. If you clean your roof regularly, you will be able to avoid this build-up of rubbish and keep your roof in good condition for longer.


Furthermore, rubbish may cause the rainwater inlets to clog, and the discontinuity in the gutters is one of the weaknesses of this type of constructive system. There is a risk of large amounts of water entering the interior of buildings.


Tip 2 – Regularly inspect your metal roofing


Inspection is probably one of the most important factors in keeping your roof in good condition. By regularly inspecting your roof, you will be able to detect possible damage more quickly and take action while it is easily fixable. 


When inspecting, look for signs of rust, loose or loose flashings, other metal trim, or damaged silicone seals. If you notice any of this damage, contact a professional immediately to fix it. The longer you wait to make the necessary repairs, the more likely it is that problems will grow in size, leading to bigger repairs and higher costs.


Tip 3 – Keep trees trimmed


This may seem like an insignificant detail, but it can be a danger to your roof. Overhanging branches can cause damage to trim and roofing materials.


Also, leaves and branches can accumulate on your roof, a condition that promotes the problems already mentioned in this article. By keeping trees around the building trimmed, you can effectively prevent this type of damage and prolong the life of your roof.


Obra da Prudêncio, reabilitação da cobertura metálica do Recheio de Vila do Conde.
Prudêncio’s work, rehabilitation of Recheio de Vila do Conde’s metal roof.


Tip 4 – Check your gutters


Gutters are an important part of the roof structure of your building. They help drain water from the roof and prevent the accumulation of humidity. 


However, if they are clogged, corroded, poorly waterproofed or lack the necessary slope, they can cause serious flooding. Therefore, check your gutters regularly and clean them properly. We recommend that you have them inspected in late summer or early autumn and that during the rainy season, you carry out more regular checks.


Tip 5 – Hire a professional to rehabilitate your metal roof


This is one of the most important tips you should follow to ensure the extreme durability of your metal roof, in perfect conditions. 


At Prudencio, we have at your disposal efficient and integral solutions for all types of roofing. But one of the areas to which we are most dedicated is the rehabilitation of metal roofs. We propose a solution that can be compared to the Deck System of a new construction, consisting of a metal plate support and thermal insulation plates, finished with the waterproofing system.


By opting for this system, you won’t need to spend so much time and resources on your roof, because it is practically maintenance-free, apart from simple cleaning. You will have comfort and tranquility for several decades. Contact our team to find out which solution is best suited to your roof.


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