You may wonder if it’s possible to restore a metal roof, and if so, how. Yes, in a nut shell, it is possible. You may need a restoration, whether you just bought a home with an older metal roof or the metal-roof home you bought three decades ago needs a facelift. You don’t necessarily have to replace the entire roof. Depending on the issues involved, you may be able to get away with a restoration to save a lot of money.
Restoration of a metal roof is a cost-efficient maintenance method, but only if you choose high-quality materials and an experienced contractor that knows what they’re doing. The restoration process can lead to a beautiful new looking roof with a boost in function made possible by this eco-friendly choice that conserves natural resources.
A Look at the Metal Roof Restoration Process
Here’s a look at what your Hanson roofer has to do in order to perform a metal roof restoration. Your contractor must:
1. Inspect the Roof: This way, they can detect existing problems such as moss, dirt, rust, moisture, and punctures.
2. Fix Leaks. They will replace damaged panels as needed, as well as refasten loose parts and panels, or seal holes and loose seams with a special sealant.
3. Clean the Roof. The roof should be washed and cleaned.
4. Apply Coating: This involves the application of a durable, waterproof coating.
What to Know
When you call around looking for roofers to do your restoration, they will likely ask you a bunch of questions. Here are some things you should educate yourself with before calling them.
- Roof age and size
- How the building is used (residential, commercial, agricultural)
- Roof slope
- Common problems you are experiencing, from leaks to corrosion to structural issues
- Roof color and finish (reflective, silver, white)
- Whether or not the roof has been recoated
- Whether or not the roof has been restored with a single-ply
- Roof type (Architectural Standing Seam, "R" Panel, Corrugated)
Your metal roof restoration project will depend on a variety of factors, such as:
- The type of metal roof you currently have
- The purpose of the building
- Exposure to the elements
Moisture is a big threat to any metal building product, as are environmental chemicals and toxins that can react with the roof coating materials and start to corrode. It’s important for your roofer to remove chemical build-up before beginning the restoration. Such buildup includes pesticides, jet fuel, airborne toxins, grease from restaurant vents, paint mist, dirt, and salt air.
Climate is another big factor. A metal roof in a cooler climate will require a more elastic coating than one in a warmer climate, which will help provide more flexibility to the seams and joints while they expand and contract with temperature changes.
Contact Revered Roofing
Got more questions about the process of restoring your metal roof? Curious to know how our South Shore roofers can assist? Just call us in Hanson MA today at 781-536-4589.
We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality metal roofing products; standing seam, metal shingle and metal panel roofs in Hanson, Taunton, Marshfield, Quincy, Needham, Medfield, Milton, Halifax, Hanover, Falmouth and Plymouth.
Very Professional, Great product, Done in one day,Looks great,Supper Happy with there service. - Andy