WHY CHOOSE A RETROFIT ROOFING SYSTEM
Installing a second roof over top of your primary roof is an attractive option for many building owners because it allows you to avoid removing your roof at that time. However, the next time you need a new roof, you’ll have to remove both systems. Are there other options? Yes! A retrofit roofing system allows you to avoid roof replacement permanently, not just for a season, as installing a second roof does. Let’s look at the benefits you can expect to receive from installing a retrofit roofing system on your building.
Allows for Quick Installation
Installing a retrofit roofing system on your building is a much simpler process than installing a second roof, or removing the existing roof and installing an entirely new roofing system. Installing a second roof requires modifications to be made to the first roof. It also utilizes traditional, slow installation methods. Tearing off and installing a new roof requires significant time thanks to the tear-off process. Installing a retrofit roofing system allows you to install your system directly to the existing roof, which is faster and more efficient.
As stated above, a retrofit roofing system does not require tear-off of the existing roof. This allows for quick installation, but also provides other benefits. It saves you money, because not only is time money in the form of labor, but hauling all the waste from your roof tear-off is also expensive. Dumpsters and landfill fees can add up quickly and drive you up a wall.
While eliminating waste from tear-off saves you money, it also helps the environment. Less material going into landfills is a great way to conserve space and energy around your building.
Renewable in the Future
A retrofit roof system is almost always a roof coating or a spray foam roof. In our case, we supply silicone roof coatings and spray foam. Both foam and coatings are renewable at the end of their lives. So, if you install a silicone coating with a 20 year warranty over top of your metal roof, in 20 years you can simply apply another layer of silicone to extend your warranty another 10-20 years! This means you don’t tear-off the roof when you renew it, and you don’t tear it off when you renew the coating. The potential lifecycle on a retrofit roofing system is theoretically as long as the building survives.
Installing a retrofit roofing system is a great way to help the environment around your building, make your roof last longer, save time and money, and keep your roof running for a long time. Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more about retrofit roofing systems.