If your metal roof is leaking, it isn't necessarily time to replace it. In many cases your roof can be coated with an elastomeric coating that will not only seal the leaks, but also provide a highly reflective roof system to increase energy savings. We are happy to inspect your roof and provide you with a plan that will save you money over replacing a roof that may not be all bad.
Many metal roofs with exposed fasteners use a self-tapping screw with a neoprene seal to help keep the seal tight as the roof expands and contracts. Over time, this neoprene seal begins to break down, and as the majority of the damage is caused at the top of the screw as water travels down it, the top comes apart first. As the neoprene fails, it literally acts as a scoop that channels water through the roof and into your building. In this instance, it would be wise to replace the fastener with a new, over-sized screw with neoprene that will grab the existing penetration and hold tight. Once replaced, the original integrity of the roof is regained.
There are many reflective coatings on the market that will allow you to extend the life of your metal roof. Additionally, they reflect the sun's energy back away from your building to help with energy savings. Call us today to learn more about the reflective coating that will work best for your unique scenario.
Metal roofs don't often fail completely. Portions of it may degrade slowly over time, allowing for partial replacements and/or coatings that will save you a great deal of money while buying you time. Call us today to learn more and we will be happy to provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your metal roof.