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At Johnson Roofing we have made it our entire business model to ensure that our customers have high-quality roofs that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. Since opening our doors up in 2013, we’ve worked hard to spread both our professional services as well as our own knowledge. We are firm believers in the value that steel roofing can add to a business or residential building and for that reason, we are going to focus on learning a bit about the importance of proper maintenance. Today’s discussion will be centred on the hazardous effects of neglecting your steel roofing without having a maintenance plan in place.

Importance of Maintenance for Steel Roofs

When you consider either purchasing a steel roof or having your old steel roof repaired, you probably will become aware of them any benefits of the material. Steel roofing is an incredibly popular choice for people in Auckland — and for a good reason. Steel roofing offers a host of benefits that include durability that leads to longevity all the way to the many different aspects of convenient usage. With all of that being said, steel roofing still needs to be properly maintained so as to maximise the effectiveness of the material and the health of your roof. What can happen if you neglect to pay attention or maintaining your steel roof? We’re glad that you asked. Here are a few different problems you can run into by ignoring steel roof maintenance.

1. Storm Damage – Steel roofing is a popular style of roofing for people where harsh weather is relatively commonplace. With that being said, steel roofing isn’t impermeable. If your roof is damaged during a storm and you don’t properly repair it through routine maintenance, your issues can worsen dramatically.

2. Debris Collection – When you forego routine roofing maintenance your steel roof can start to take on heavy debris. Heavy debris can damage your roof over time. Ignoring debris buildup can dramatically reduce the lifespan of your roof, no matter if it is strong steel or not.

3. Roof Leaks – While it is extremely hard to penetrate steel roofing, it still happens. Leaks that are ignored when they are small will eventually grow into larger problems. Catching these leaks early is a key aspect of your maintenance plan.

Steel roofing can be the ultimate solution to your residential or commercial needs. Making sure to have a proper maintenance plan in place is integral to the longevity and quality of your steel roof. If you are ready to take the plunge and schedule routine roof maintenance, reach out and call us today.

At Johnson Roofing we have made it our business to help lead customers to the roofing solutions that they require while focusing on their budget and overall roofing quality. We’ve found that many customers in and around our service area are growing increasingly interested in installing solar panels along with metal roofing. For some reason, this combination is not as well-known as we would hope. Today, we are going to discuss how installing solar panels on a metal roof can lead to a host of different benefits.

Solar Panels & Metal Roofing

Next to peanut butter and jelly, we aren’t sure that there is a better combination than solar panels and metal roofing. Solar panels and metal roofing each have their own host of individual benefits that customers all over New Zealand have been able to appreciate. However, when you combine the two together you end up with something even better. Let’s break down, point-by-point, why metal roofing and solar panels are so effective together.

1. Solar panels mount easily on metal roofs.

If you don’t have metal roofing, you have to install your solar panels by drilling into your actual roof. This is obviously an issue with many homeowners. However, thanks to metal roofing mounting is easier than ever. There are multiple mounting options, such as quick mount systems, that can be implemented so as to install your solar panels without fear of damage.

2. Energy efficiency boosts the effectiveness of solar panels.

Metal roofs are already extremely energy efficient and this makes their pairing with solar panels even more beneficial. A reflective roof, such as metal roofing, will reduce temperatures at the point of contact on top of your home. A reduction in temperature means that your solar panels will operate more efficiently, thus extending your usage and the lifespan of your solar panels.

3. Metal roofing and solar panels make a long-lasting, eco-friendly combo.

Solar panels are revered for their longevity with most professional models lasting upwards of 25 to 30 years. Metal roofs are also one of the most durable ways that you can roof your home and this means that the roof will likely outlive your already long-lasting solar panels. Combined, you have a roof that only needs periodic maintenance in order to perform at peak efficiency for a prolonged period of time.

If these benefits have prepared you to take the solar plunge, now is a perfect time. Call up the office here at Johnson Roofing and our certified, professional technicians will guide you through the process.