5 Maintenance Tips for your Metal Garage

Metal garages are easy to upkeep. There’s not much that needs to be done to keep them in great condition, and most of it can be done yourself. If you have a metal garage in North Carolina, your maintenance needs may be different than other areas. Here are 5 maintenance tips for your metal garage.  

  1. Regular Inspections. It’s very important to inspect your metal garage often, because how will you know if anything is wrong if you don’t check? Making an intentional effort to spot potential problems can prevent big problems from happening, which saves you a lot of time and money. Look for things like holes, dents, rust, cracks, missing pieces, mold, mildew, algae, moss, and cracks in the concrete foundation.  
  2. Be Proactive. Take care of the things you notice during your inspection immediately. Perform any necessary repairs or contact the manufacturer of your metal garage in North Carolina and request repair service. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that a small problem could become a bigger problem.  
  3. Keep it clean. Just like your siding requires regular pressure washing, so does your metal garage. Be sure to wash it clean of dirt, algae, moss, mold, mildew, leaves, and other debris. All of those things can do damage to the metal and cause it to rust or weaken. If you own a pressure washer you can take care of this yourself, at least once a year. You can also rent a pressure washer or hire a pressure washing service.  
  4. Keep it dry. Of course, it will occasionally rain, snow, sleet, and hail, but you don’t want any wetness to linger. With a proper roof, the rain should run right off, but if there are any dents or low spots in the roof the water could pool and cause damage. Rarely does snow affect your metal garage in North Carolina, but when it does snow be sure to clear it off if it gets too heavy or lingers for more than a few days. A dry metal garage is a longer-lasting metal garage.  
  5. Keep it clear. That is, clear of trees, branches, and vegetation. While trees can provide shade, they also pose a risk to your metal garage. Trees and large branches could fall on your garage or simply drop leaves, seeds, twigs, and bark that may sit on the roof and eventually cause damage. Keep bushes and ground vegetation trimmed back and away from your garage, as even expanding bushes can cause damage to your metal garage walls.  

Vega Metal Structures can Repair, Maintain, and Install Metal Garages 

If you discover any problems during your garage inspection that you don’t feel comfortable handling yourself, call Vega Metal Structures. Any necessary repairs can be handled by Vega contractors, including cracks in your concrete foundation. If you don’t have a metal garage and are interested in getting one, Vega Metal Structures offers custom-made metal buildings, as well as installation and concrete services. Call today: (336) 799-4416.