Commercial Metal Roof Repair Options – Repair, Restore or Replace?
Building managers and owners have three options when it comes to commercial metal roof repair. They can either restore the roof, repair it, or replace it with a new roofing assembly.
As such, if you own or manage a building and the roof system on it is either leaking or has a problem, you have the option to either replace, repair or restore it. Here is a quick look at what each of these options entails.
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Option #1: Maintain and Repair
Metal roofing systems have an estimated lifespan of 30 years – or even more if the system is made of high-quality materials and was properly installed. The good thing about metal roof systems is that most of them are relatively easy to repair and maintain.
The key to ensuring your metal roof system lasts long is to make sure that you review it regularly. That way, it becomes easier to spot issues and deal with them before they get worse. Addressing issues, such as oxidation, that affect metal roofing systems early can help lower costs. At the same time, doing maintenance work like locating and tightening fasteners that have started to fail can help reduce the risk of your roof leaking, increasing its lifespan.
Option #2: Restoration
As most metal roofs start to age, they start to develop leaks, which, if not addressed in time, become worse, causing serious damage to your roof and increasing the scope of work that will need to be done to rectify the problem. You have two options when it comes to replacing a water-damaged roof – you can either replace it or restore it. But since replacing an entire metal roof system is time-consuming and expensive, the next best option is to restore it. However, it’s worth noting that the window to commission a metal roof restoration project is typically very small, so you need to act fast.
Restoring a metal roof involves a few steps that include dealing with some of the deficiencies mentioned earlier, i.e., applying a rust inhibitor and replacing or re-tightening loose fasteners. Additional repairs to penetrations and details might be necessary. Once you are done with repairs, then the next thing you need to do is to apply a protective coat on the surface of your roofing system.
You have two options when it comes to metal roofing coating materials – urethane coating and acrylic coating. While both options work well, each one has its pros and cons. Get in touch with a metal roof system professional now to learn more about metal roofing coatings.
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Option #3: Replacement
Metal retrofit systems are a relatively new way of replacing metal roof systems and are generally used to replace damaged low-slope metal roofing systems. The retrofit system is typically installed over a structural metal roof and uses the existing roofing system as its metal deck.
Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663 provides commercial metal roof restoration, commercial metal roof repair and commercial metal roof replacement services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding area cities. When you need help with making the right decision regarding the repair and maintenance of your metal roofing system, Give us a call here or get in touch with our sister company – TaurusEliteRoofing.com.