Sick of a Traditional Roofs, Go for a Metal Roof!

Sick of a Traditional Roofs, Go for a Metal Roof!

Chances are, your roof is probably the last thing on your mind. Most homeowners really would rather never think about their roof. It serves a very important service but having to replace it every 10-15 years is a huge expense and headache!  Most asphalt roof systems are designed to protect your home for about 15 years.

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you inspect your roof regularly two times a year during the spring and fall. Guess what? It’s spring! If your sick and tired (like most homeowners) of having to deal with roof issues, you really need to consider metal. Metal is fast becoming the “go to” roofing material for both commercial and residential properties because of how strong and reliable it is. Home inspectors say  if you make the investment to metal it will be the last roof you will ever need! Not a bad investment.

With that said, here are some expert inspection tips and suggestions on what to do to keep your roof in better shape.

  • A great time to start with any roof assessment is before your closing date. Getting a professional roof inspection before that future home is officially yours will save you a lot of time and costly repairs down the road.
  • When admiring your home and surrounding landscape, it’s important not to overlook leaning branches seeking companionship with your roof as they can scratch and gouge your roof materials. To prevent damaging or puncturing your shingles, simply trim back and remove any branches getting too close to your roof.
  • Remove leaves and other debris. In addition to bothersome branches, leaves and other elements can clog your gutter system and cause water to backup into the attic, living areas or behind the fascia boards. To ensure your drainage system is free flowing, it’s recommended that you clean your roof at least twice per year.
  • Ensure the roof is built to breathe. Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture can cause sheathing and rafting to rot, roof materials to buckle and insulation to lose effectiveness. This will cause your overall roofing system to be ineffective.

Remember, if all of these roofing issues is overwhelming to you, a metal roof is a great alternative to traditional asphalt. It lasts 50+ years and is the strongest, low maintenance roof available.

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