MRA says now is prime time for homeowners to prep roofs for the coming season
PORTLAND, OR, September 4, 2018 — Labor Day is a good time for homeowners to roll up their sleeves and get to work to prepare for the upcoming fall and winter season.
That means starting at the top by getting a home’s roof in shape. While metal roofs are well-known for being easy to maintain, exceptionally long lasting and durable, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) recommends homeowners care for and clean their metal roofs regularly to ensure maximum performance.
“Simple steps to take care of your metal roof will help it stay beautiful, fresh and protect its very long life,” said Renee Ramey, executive director of the MRA. “Fortunately, quality metal roofs also are one of the easiest types of roofs to clean and care for, and Labor Day is an ideal time to consider preparing your roof for the coming season.”
Cleaning a metal roof regularly helps reduce damaging elements such as pollution, airborne dirt, organic material debris, pollen and mildew which can lead to issues such as chalking over time if left unaddressed. Thanks to special coatings and paint, cleaning a metal roof is not only easy, it’s more environmentally friendly, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals. In fact, plain water can often effectively wash away dirt, dust and other debris from a metal roof.