Although there are countless materials used in the construction of roofs and walls, arguably the most durable of them all is metal. The flexibility and damage resistance of metal shingles and wall panels is one of the primary reasons metal is so commonly used throughout modern construction. However, metal roofs and walls are no new phenomenon—metal has been used in construction for centuries.
Sadly, many historic metal roofs and walls have fallen into disrepair due to a lack of maintenance or understanding of how to preserve them properly. Whether you own or maintain a historic or modern building, you'll want to make sure that you restore your metal roof and walls when needed and take steps to preserve them.
How To Restore Your Metal Roof and Walls
There are a few different ways to go about restoring your metal roof or walls. Minor damage, such as scratches or dents, can often be fixed without replacing entire panels or shingles. You can repair such damage by sanding it down, and more significant damage may require replacement. When it comes to modern buildings, replacing certain metal roofing or wall elements is easy; however, with historic buildings, it may be necessary to replicate those elements, in which case you'll need to work with a historical metal restoration service.
How To Preserve Your Metal Roof and Walls
Once you've restored your metal roof or walls, you'll want to take steps to preserve them. The best way to do this is to inspect your roof and walls for signs of damage regularly. If you catch the damage early, you'll be able to repair it more easily.
In addition to regular inspections, you should also clean your metal roof and walls regularly. Doing so will help remove any dirt, grime, or pollutants that can make your metal roof and walls more vulnerable to corrosion. When cleaning your metal roof or walls, it's important to use a gentle cleanser and avoid harsh chemicals.
Finally, after doing restoration work, you'll want to make sure that you apply a protective coating to the metal. This will help protect it from further damage (especially corrosion) and extend its lifespan.
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If you need help restoring or preserving your metal roof or walls, our experts are here to help. We specialize in the restoration of historic metal roofs and walls and the preservation of modern metal roofs and walls. Contact us at Heather & Little today to request a quote.
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