No matter the climate, location, or building type, if your roof is a of shingle, flat, or metal rooftop, then it will require some form of maintenance. While some will likely require more than others, routine maintenance and checkups are highly encouraged to elongate your roof's lifespan, regardless of material type. This blog aims to provide some helpful roof maintenance tips that any home or business owner can utilize when maintaining their roof!
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!
The Rhinobond has become popular because of its value to building owners offering them the performance and longevity of traditional glue down roof but with all the cost savings of a screw down or mechanically attached roof.
The Rhinobond flat roofing system works by attaching the membrane to the same screw and plate that holds the roof insulation or cover board in place. Rhinobond does not use adhesives, which takes far fewer fasteners and is the fastest way to have a building dried-in and protected from the weather during a flat roof repairs / replace project. Here's what the process looks like:
Many building owners are surprised and optimistic when they find out about how their existing roof could be recovered with a PVC membrane saving the cost and mess of tearing off the old roof. The substantial cost savings of recovering your existing roof with a PVC membrane as opposed to tearing the old roof off and replacing it is enough for even the most skeptical building owners to give it a second look.
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.
Recovering your existing flat roof with a PVC membrane may be the best way to stop frustrating roof leaks without spending a fortune on flat roof repair. The PVC flat roof recovery system saves the cost of a full tear off, comes with either a 15 or 20 year warranty, and has a complete line of accessories like HVAC curbs, stack flashings, pitch pans, and even roof vents so the system can breath. The installation process is simple, quick and clean. It does not require any loud equipment, dangerous chemicals, or cause disruption to the building's activities.
Sometimes calls come in about modular homes; some have metal roofs, shingles or the commonly used tin roofs and these homes can have leaking issues just as any other building. There are many changes through the years that have brought the different roofs used on modular homes and they have been limited to what they can do because of how the home is built but there is another option besides tin and what some have being shingles and that is Duro Last.
Three stores in a small shopping center in Vevay, Indiana had some issues of leaking and their roofing system coming apart with their flat roofs. The CVS, Cash Savers (IGA), and Family Dollar building owner signed up with Exterior Pro for the loved Duro Last roofing system.