One of the reasons that people choose a metal roof versus other roofing systems is its apparent longevity. But, that doesn’t mean it is immune to maintenance needs. And, over time, a metal roof is just as susceptible to Mother Nature’s elements.
Without proper maintenance your metal roof will leak. Metal will rust quickly once the roof coating has degraded. Many times you don’t see this degradation until it is too late and your roof is leaking.
Places to look for leaks include: seams, ridge caps, vents, flashings, skylights, fasteners and any other type of penetration on your roof.
A metal roof is also prone to lift-up at the overlapping edges. Since a metal roof is screwed or nailed to trusses, rust at these points creates a weak spot for water and wind.
So how can you handle a metal roof that is showing signs of leaking and rust? You will be happy to know that there is no need to totally replace your metal roof. You can easily and affordably fix your metal roof. But, you must choose the correct product to minimize future damage and costs.
Choosing the Right Metal Roof Restoration Product
1) Chances are you are in this predicament because the roof coating you initially chose was susceptible to degradation. Be sure to choose a silicone roofing product which is more durable than acrylic roofing systems.
Silicone roof coatings are superior to acrylic since they need less reinforcement, will not chalk, degrade or haze and are not susceptible to wash-off. Silicone is a great product to use in metal roof repair.
2) Not all metal roof coatings are environmentally friendly. Even if the product has been approved by Energy Star or a local quality assurance program, be sure to compare the numbers. Silicone roof coatings have a lower VOC and a longer life-span, thus reducing the environmental impact.
3) Have you thought about improving your building’s R-value while repairing your roof? Consider a silicone spray foam product. You can improve your building’s insulation from the outside, thus reducing impact to the interior of your building.
4) Be sure to compare silicone products. Not all roofing systems are created equal. Progressive Materials’ scientists are constantly working on new formulations. And, each project is monitored individually to insure the highest quality possible with maximum adhesion.
When Your Metal Roof Repair Project is Complete
By choosing a Progressive Materials silicone roofing system you can rest assured that you’ve chosen the product that will minimize inconvenience to your building’s interior, reduce your environmental impact and increase the lifespan of your current roof. Contact Progressive for more information on your metal roof repair project.