ARE YOU LOOKING AT MAKING SOME METAL ROOF REPAIRS?
Metal roofs are the most common commercial roof type in America, and they have been so for quite some time. Look at any commercial building over 1,000 square feet, and odds are likely it has a metal roof on top. Odds are also likely that the metal roof you see on top is leaking and is in need of repair. There are some common metal roof repairs that come up over the course of a roofs life, and silicone coating can fix them and avoid requiring a full metal roof replacement.
Common Metal Roof Repair Items
Most metal roofs develop rust at some point in their service lives. While most metal roof panels are extruded and anodized at the factory before being installed, these roofs still tend to rust over time. Unless the roof is painted on a very regular basis, the metal will inevitably begin to rust. Once the rust begins, we all know it is extremely difficult to stop. Even if you are faithful in painting your roof to prevent rust, it is still not a true metal roof repair, it only slows the problem. Moisture can penetrate acrylic coatings and roof paints, and continue to feed the rust underneath the paint or coating. The rust will continue to expand and eventually reemerge through the surface of the paint.
The second most common problem with a metal roof is fastener escape. As the temperature rises and falls, metal roofs expand and contract. This movement in the roof often causes the fasteners to back themselves out and exit the roof. Metal roof repair experts typically survey the roof periodically and re-drill fasteners into the roof surface. This is only taking care of the symptom, though, not the true problem. If you re-drill fasteners once, wait long enough and you will have to do it again because the roof will continue to move with changes in temperature.
The Metal Roof Repair Solution: Silicone Coating
Our Silicone Roof Coating Restoration process solves both of the above problems commonly seen in metal roofs. By spray-applying a seam-free, leak-free, durable, silicone coating, we make the metal roof much more effective than it ever could be on its own.
Our coating allows no moisture to permeate through it, and therefore any rust underneath can no longer be fed once the coating is applied. Any metal roof repair project associated with rust is no longer necessary after our coating goes to work. No more moisture will reach that rust and it will immediately stop spreading.
Our coating also helps the problem of fastener escape in two ways: it lessens the extent of roof expansion and contraction and holds the fasteners in from the top-down. When the coating is applied, it adds an extra layer of strength to the roof that lessens the severity of expansion and contraction. As the roof tries to expand, the coating resists stretching and the metal cannot move as far. When the roof does move, the fasteners are held in place by the silicone which essentially acts as glue in this scenario.
If you are considering a metal roof repair to your building or have made these repairs in the past, contact us about what we can do to improve the service life and effectiveness of your roof.