Metal Roof Option #2 – Restoration
As a metal roof ages the frequency of leaks will normally increase. Eventually the rate of leaks and the overall condition of the roof system will require a more significant scope of work. The roof will continue to age without implementing a restoration scope of work. There is a limited window of opportunity to implement a restoration program before a replacement becomes necessary.
Metal roof restoration typically consists of a specific set of steps. These include repairs to the deficiencies noted above including fastener replacement and a rust inhibitor. Additional repairs to details and penetrations may be necessary. After the repairs have been completed it is recommended that a coating be applied to the surface of the roof system.
There are two primary types of coating materials. These are acrylic coatings and urethane coatings. Both are options when looking at metal roof restoration. Each has restrictions which need to be considered when designing the restoration solution.
Metal Roof Option #3 – Replacement
Your metal roof system will reach a point when replacement is your best option. There will come a point when leaks increase to a point where repairing is no longer feasible and where restoration is not possible.
There are different options to consider when looking at a metal roof replacement. The best solution is based on the characteristics of the job. Is the project steep sloped or low sloped? Doe the new roof system need to be able to retain moisture? These design factors need to be considered when looking at a metal roof replacement solution.
A newer innovation for metal roof replacement is the metal retrofit system. This system is used when a low sloped metal roof system requires replacement. Typically this system is installed over a structural metal roof system where the existing roof system becomes the metal deck for the new roof system.