Protective wax layers are one thing that you can add to your metal roof to protect it. If you have never had this treatment performed, there are a few things you should know. Here is a look at a few good reasons to have your metal roof waxed before winter.
Having the metal roof waxed will enhance the roof's lifespan.
Protective layers that get added to the metal roofing panels, even just the basic wax sealing most homeowners have applied before winter, can help protect the lifespan of your roof. The roof is one of the most expensive and important elements of your home, so it is important for you to protect your investment. The metal panels of your roof may be resilient, but they take a lot of stress during the winter months. Having a roofing contractor add a protective layer of slippery wax coating will help deter some of that stress.
Ice will have a harder time collecting on your roof.
The waxes that are used to coat a metal roof are specifically designed to prevent ice crystals from adhering to the surface of the metal. Therefore, if ice starts raining down, it will likely slip right over the roofing panels and onto the ground. If you continually have issues with ice bridges on your roof in the winter months, knowing the ice will not adhere to the roof will make those icy days far less worrisome. Likewise, snow will glide off of the roof instead of sticking and accumulating to create heavy layers that your roof may not be able to withstand.
The wax will protect the roof from debris.
In the winter, if an ice storm comes through your location fairly heavily, it can lead to falling debris, such as broken tree branches. If you have your metal roof waxed before the onset of winter, these falling debris will be more likely to just slide right off of the roof and onto the ground, which means your roof will be less likely to sustain stress or damage because of a heavy accumulation of debris or a heavy branch resting up there for a long period of time.
The winter season should bring about all kinds of home maintenance tasks, and having the roof waxed is one of those maintenance tasks. If you would like to learn more about the metal roof waxing process, reach out to a professional roofing contractor for more insight.