Metal roof restoration is removing rust, corrosion, and other contaminants from the metal roof. This is accomplished by using a low-pressure water jet spray which will remove the rust and corrosion particles. After this process, the metal should be given a coat of paint to seal it from future damage.
The first step to perform metal roofing restoration is to remove any loose material such as rotted wood and flakes of rust. The next step is to scrape the tar and asphalt off the metal. The third step is to de-grease the metal and remove any surface coatings such as paint. The final step is to apply a rust inhibitor and paint or sealant to the metal.
Here are five benefits to having metal roofing restoration for your buildings.
The cost of metal roof restoration is significantly less than new metal roofing. This is because new metal roofing can be costly.
Many factors determine the cost of a metal roof installation. The roof’s size in square footage, the materials used, the installation type, and installation location affect the total metal roofing restoration costs. Generally, a metal roof installation will cost between $5 and $10 per square foot or about $1,000 to $5,000 for a 1,000 square foot roof.
Extend The Roof’s Lifespan
Roofing restoration can extend a roof’s lifespan by repairing or replacing damaged or worn-out parts of the roof. The restoration process can be done in one of two ways, either with a partial roof restoration, which will fix only the damaged area or with a complete roof restoration, which will replace all roof components.
The most important material for metal roofing restoration is sealant. The sealant prevents water from penetrating the metal. There are a few different sealants, but asphalt and acrylic sealants are the most popular. These sealants prevent water from penetrating the metal for up to 10 years. Acrylic sealants are significantly more expensive than asphalt, so people have been turning to asphalt sealants for roofing restoration.
Faster Installation Process
Metal roofing restoration procedures are much faster than metal roofing removal and installation because the process is less labor-intensive. It only requires the professional to replace damaged metal. The replacement of damaged metal can take as little as one hour, whereas removing and installing metal roofing can take up to five days.
High-Quality Durable Materials
Metal roofing restoration typically requires the use of an aluminum sheet, stainless steel sheet, and a sealant. The sealant is often a silicone caulking or a urethane caulking. The sealant is used to seal the seams of the panels, which will protect the metal from corrosion.
The aluminum sheet is often welded onto the metal roofing panels to cover the seams and provide a smooth exterior surface for the metal roofing restoration project.
More Flat Roofing Options
Several materials can be installed over metal roofing materials to create a new roofing system. One option is a single-ply roofing system, such as EPDM or PVC, which can be installed and secured to the metal roofing. Another option is a double-ply roofing system, such as TPO, which can be installed and secured to the metal roofing to create a new roof.
You can always trust us at Cox Roofing to provide you with the best flat roofing options available. Contact us today to learn more about everything we can do for you.