COLORSTEEL® products are made to be durable and low maintenance, but they still need to be looked after. Here are a few tips to build into your maintenance routine.
If you’re looking for specific maintenance requirements for a Colorsteel product, check out the warranty and maintenance page.
Rain plays an important role in keeping your COLORSTEEL® products in good condition, but there are some places where it can’t reach. You need to clean these areas yourself, to ensure debris doesn’t build up. Cleaning your COLORSTEEL® product manually will increase the steel’s longevity, as it reduces attacks from salt and other pollutants in the air. It’s also an important part of keeping your COLORSTEEL® warranty valid.
If you have a garden, leaves, twigs, dust and dirt can get blown up onto your roof. You’ll need to manually remove anything left over to ensure no damage is caused. Remove any build up with a soft bristled brush every three months.
If not washed properly, the places where the rain can’t reach can cause serious problems.
Areas that require a more extensive clean:
Gutters can easily become clogged by leaves, twigs and other debris. This can cause a number of problems around your home such as a leaky roof, and mould and mildew. Clear your gutters every three months to ensure they function correctly.
Branches and foliage that come into contact with your house can do significant damage to your roofing or cladding. Prune back any potentially damaging plants every three months.
Although regular roof maintenance will significantly reduce the chances of damage, conditions on your property can change. Examine your roof at least twice a year, this will allow you to respond to any issues before they become more serious.
If you notice any of these issues, contact your local roofer.