How to Care for your Roof

Regular maintenance will extend the life of your roof

Looking after your new roof isn't hard, and with some regular maintenance checks and tasks, you can extend the life of your roof and keep it looking great.

Please note... the material in our roof sheets utilises a baked on paint system which weathers differently, compared to standard air drying paints. Do not use touch-up paint on Met-tile products. Minor scratches should be left alone.

Regularly maintaining of your Met-tile roof will not only meet the terms of product warranty, but will also help prolong the life of your new roof and keep the finish looking great!

If you live close to the sea or industrial areas, it is essential that you follow a regular maintenance schedule to ensure that the adverse conditions don't affect your roof.

Washing

Our products are manufactured that normal rain washing is enough to keep your roof clean and free of most contaminants (as long as regular inspections are carried out to remove accumulated debris)

If there are areas of the roof that aren't exposed to the rain, such as the fascia and under solar panels, we would recommend sweeping or wiping every 6 months to ensure that the areas stay clean and protected.

Regular Inspections

Visually inspecting elements on your roof will ensure that you can spot any damage starting to occur before it is too late. Our recommended inspection schedule is as follows:

3 month checks

Every 3 months you should make the following checks:

  • Check the fasteners and washers for any signs of corrosion. If any are found then contact your roofer to remove and replace them
  • Check and clean away any build up of debris and organic materials such as lichen an leaves and pollen.

6 month checks

Additionally, every 6 months you should make the following checks: 

  • Check for any corrosion are the fixtures and fittings such as aerials, solar panels, air con or any other object attached to the roof. If any are found then contact your roofer to remove and replace them.

How to Wash your roof

Removing lichen or mould

  • Wash off loose growth with water and brush.
  • Disconnect any rainwater connection tank from gutter.
  • Apply a diluted bleach (sodium hydrochoride) at 2% solution* and leave for 5 minutes before washing down with copious quantity of clean fresh water.

Removing pollen deposits

  • Wash off loose growth with water and brush.
  • Disconnect any rainwater connection tank from gutter.
  • Wash roof with an effective detergent-based cleaning product such as Transwash or Simple Green, following the manufacturer’s instructions and applying with a soft brush or low pressure spray (less than 1000 psi).
  • Wash off whole area thoroughly with water to rinse.

Removing oxidation on guttering bends

  • White deposits sometimes become obvious on guttering & fascia, particularly on the bends. This is a natural reaction of the metal and should not cause concern, however it is visually apparent and can be easily cleaned off if attended to early.
  • Use water from a bucket and a soft bristle brush, as for washing unwashed areas.

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