DO CERTAIN FEATURES OF YOUR ROOF PREVENT REPLACEMENT?
We have encountered many situations in which a building owner that we are working with wants a new roof or roof repairs made, but they have a permanent or difficult roof feature that prevents them from doing exactly what they want. One of the most recent situations involved solar panels mounted to the roof deck. In order to replace the roof, the panels would have to be completely removed and reinstalled on the new system. Our coating worked perfectly around these roof features and required no roof tear off and no removal of the solar panels.
Permanent Roof Features Can Disrupt Roof Replacement
Many other features on your roof can create problems when you need to replace or repair it. The most common features that get in the way are air conditioning units. These unites are generally not mounted to the roof, but they are sitting directly on it, often on wood or concrete blocks. In order to make repairs or replace the roof, a crane is often needed just to get these large units out of the way.
Another common feature, as discussed in the introduction, is solar panels. These panels typically are mounted to the roof and have to be completely dismounted and removed from the roof system to make repairs underneath the panels or replace the roof. This creates a huge time constraint and adds cost to any job as labor increases.
Roof Coatings Work Around Difficult Roof Features
The best solution to roof features that are hard to work around is a roof coating, and the best type of roof coating is silicone. We have worked on many different projects where buildings had features that couldn’t be removed or were a hassle to remove. In these cases, our coating can be roll-applied directly beneath and around the roof features, such as solar panels or air conditioning units. This greatly reduces the amount of time required to perform the work, which saves you money in labor, and gets your building back to normal operation sooner.
For building owners with roof features that are mounted to the roof or difficult to remove, they don’t have to spend weeks of time and thousands of dollars to remove them before they can repair or replace their roof. They can now simply install a silicone roof coating on their roofing system to renew it and save themselves time and money. Contact us today if you’d like to see what our coatings can do for your roof system.