Metal Roof Maintenance

Home > Roofing DIY > Metal Roof Maintenance

Metal roofs are simple to maintain, and knowing the basics of how to metal roof can ensure your metal roof lasts its full lifetime. Proper maintenance of metal roofing will keep it in great shape for up to 30 years.

It is always advised that you consult your local Roof 101 consultant before commencing any DIY metal roof project, as metal can be easily damaged without proper treatment.

Repeat the following steps regularly:

  1. Be careful not to let metals of different types touch each other. Chemical reactions between different materials can invite corrosion. Ask your metal roofing manufacturer about applications that can separate different metals.
  2. Keep paint touched up so that rust cannot occur after rain and extreme weather.
  3. Repair holes and open seams as soon as possible.
  4. Cover very small holes with roofing cement. Solder a patch of the same metal over larger holes.
  5. Only use screws made of the same metal as the roof.
  6. Always use screws with washers and install them in raised areas, not low areas where water can pool and leak.
  7. On steel metal roofing, use non-corrosive metal flux. On copper metal roofing, use acid flux.

For how to metal roof repairs:



  1. Clean area
  2. Cut out galvanized metal to cover hole by 2-3 inches, and place on top of butyl tape.
  3. Place and insert screws every 2 inches.
  4. Seal around edges and screws with caulk.
  5. Cover metal roof with new coating.



Roofing DIY


Latest DIY Guide

How to Install Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of materials, including steel, zinc, polymer, aluminum, copper and more. Each metal varies in its performance and aesthetic features, and is designed to fit different roofing styles. Hence it is important to know which metal is most suitable to your roof before installation. This guide is relevant for both aluminum and copper shingle installation.


Related Topics


Roofing Glossary

Solar Roofing
Roofing Materials
Metal Roofing
Roof Shingles
Roof Tiles
Roof Styles
Roofing Services

Our SPECIAL Offers

From residential to commercial roofing, we provide all roof installation and roof repair services for flat and sloped roofs.

Make Homepage   Send to a Friend   Add To Favorites