Last time in part one of the "What Roof is Best for You?" blog series, we covered both slate rooftops and shingle rooftops, as well a few different options when it comes to the color and type! Now in this blog, we'll continue with two different roofing types that may be exactly what you're looking for!
Targeted Use of Metal Roof Sealants and Metal Roof Coatings
Just because a metal roof starts to leak doesn't mean that the entire roof is bad or needs to be replaced. Many times leaks can be found and fixed using the correct metal roof sealant or by replacing screws or tape sealer. Metal roofs that were installed correctly and that still have service life remaining, fall into this category.
Few Roofing Products offer the durability, strength, and performance of metal roofing. That being said metal roofs aren't indestructible and they can leak. Here are 6 common reasons even properly installed metal roofs can leak.
Just the opposite of what you might think, doing a metal over metal recover may actually add strength to your existing structure especially when using the roof hugger system. The roof huggers are structurally attached to the existing purling and designed in a way that stiffens the purling. That being said reputable metal roofing contractors will take advantage of the engineering services offered by roof hugger or the metal roofing manufactures and will have a recover system designed to your specific building’s needs.
Retrofitting old existing metal roofs with new standing seam metal roofing is quickly becoming one of the best metal roof repair options on the market. Not only does the new metal roofing stop leaks, the lay over or recovery system eliminates the need for a tear off saving the cost, mess, and building disruption of removing old metal and insulation.
The membrane is screwed down every five feet using screws and plates. The plates act like a washer helping to hold the membrane over a larger surface area. The screws and plates are usually placed 12” on center. The next sheet of PVC is then layered over top of the line of fasteners and usually over laps the line of screws and plates by 6”. Then, the two sheets are hot air welded together which forms a permeant water tight seam The over lap covers the screws and this is how you can screw down a membrane without poking holes in it that leak.
Don’t replace your leaking metal roof, Re-cover it!
Metal roof repair made simple with a metal roof recover system by Exterior Pro.
A metal roof recover is a effective, long term way to eliminate leaks on aging metal roofs. The system’s simple design keeps installation cost low and building disruption to a minimum.
So you have an aging metal roof on your building and it’s developed some persistent leaks. You know sooner rather than later it will need to be repaired but where do you start? What are your options and most importantly, do they fit into your budget?
Steep-slope roofing is classified as applying a water-shedding roof covering to a surface with a slope of more than 14 degrees. This covering does not need to be watertight as water will run right off, but it will likely be visible from the ground and thus need to compliment the aesthetics of the building.
Below we’ll walk you through six generic classifications of steep-slope roof materials to help as you discuss your options with your contractor.
Businesses must always be on the lookout for ways to cut their overhead expenses. In doing so, they can better align their budgets with core operational functions, especially those related to product quality improvement and customer satisfaction. As the owner of your business property, it's imperative that you look at the one overhead expense that is truly over your head -- your roof. An energy efficient roof can help cut ongoing energy expenses, and it promotes environmentally sustainability.