Often building owners and Manufacturing facilities in Indiana choose metal roofs to cover their business and to keep their warehouses dry. Metal can lower initial construction cost and offers superior protection against fire. However the weather in Indiana, extreme expansion- contraction cycles, and rust and corrosion can take its toll on metal and diminish the roofs performance over time. As a result leaking metal roofs are very common in Indiana.
Metal roofing has grown in popularity in Indiana over the last several years and for good reason, metal roofs look great, and can last a very long time when the right type of metal is installed correctly. But there are many misconceptions in the hoosier state regarding metal roofs, here are the top 4 we see.
Our sales and estimating team get asked daily by prospective customers “should we repair our roof or replace it?" As an owner of Exterior Pro I had to think long and hard about what our company response should be.
- Shingles that are cracked, torn, curling on the bottom, and have heavy loss of grit or granules may all be signs that the roof is approaching or has reached the end of its life cycle. The older shingles become the less pliable them become, brittle shingle are easily cracked or torn. In come cases the shingles may curl or lift up on the bottom due age or excessive heat from lack of attic ventilation.
Chasing leaks on metal roofs is more successful when your efforts are focused and you have an idea of where to look. And although the metal roofing industry encompasses many different types, profiles, and metal roof systems, these guide lines will help you identify areas of weakness or areas of maintenance and allow you to generate a more specific repair plan.
Commercial roofing company Exterior Pro Inc. , located in southern Indiana, recently earned the Certified metal roof installer / contractor status from metal roofing manufacturer Englert. The program will allow Exterior Pro Inc. to offer it’s customers a weather-tightness warranty on the metal roofs it installs.
A primary area of maintenance of any commercial roofing system are sealants and caulking. Often a sealant exposed to the harsh roof top environment will deteriorate before the roofing system has reached the end of it’s lifecycle. Ensuring that sealants are intact and doing their job is a great way to extend the life of the roof on you building.