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Baton Rouge Commercial Roofing: Metal Roof Tips

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Baton Rouge Commercial Roofing:  Metal Roof TipsDepending on the type of business you own, your offices and infrastructure can be made of a variety of materials.  The one thing they all have in common is they all have a roof.  Depending on the type of roof, there are different ways you can maintain it.  Here are 3 tips that can keep your Baton Rouge area business’ metal roof in great condition.

1.)    Clear debris:  The metal roof that protects your business can be a magnet for a variety of debris.  From leaves and sticks to other windblown objects, this can become a burden to your roof.  The shape and design of your roof plays a large role in how well debris will or won’t settle, but not only does it create extra stress on the structure, it can create drainage issues.

2.)    Clean gutters:  Speaking of drainage issues, having clear gutters and paths to channel water off of your roof and away from the building is important to your entire structure.  Keeping water from collecting on the roof will prevent leaks and having it taken away from the building can prevent foundation problems as well.

3.)    Keep trees and other obstacles away:  Constant contact from tree limbs or the threat of a pole or post impacting the roof can create serious issues.  The constant abrasion from branches and other brush can damage the finish of the metal and compromise its effectiveness.  Keeping trees trimmed and keeping these scenarios in mind as you implement new things around the building can keep your roof healthy for years.

While there are a lot of benefits of having a metal roof for your business, there are also some different things to consider.  Cribbs Incorporated has been installing, maintaining and caring for roofs of all kinds for homes and business of over 50 years.  For more information, click here.   

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