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Hazardous Effects of Neglected and Unmaintained Steel Roofs

28 February 2018

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.

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