WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT METAL ROOF REPLACEMENT
When considering a metal roof replacement, there are many questions facility managers and building owners need to ask themselves before making a decision. These questions range from cost to lifespan to installation time to many others. We will look at four questions in detail that give the decision maker a good starting point when looking at metal roof replacement.
Why Are You Considering Metal Roof Replacement?
This question helps you determine how much you are willing to spend. Are you getting the new metal roof because the current roof is leaking and damaging product or slowing operations? If that is the answer, you should be willing to invest more money in the metal roof replacement because it is greatly needed. However, if you are replacing the roof because the current metal roof is old, looks bad, or is leaking a little bit but is not damaging anything, you would be wise to avoid investing significant money for a metal roof replacement that isn’t absolutely necessary.
Can the New Roof Be Installed Over The Existing Roof?
This is another great question to ask yourself when considering roofing options because it lets you know if a system is right for you with regards to your operations. Do you need to keep your operation running for the duration of the metal roof replacement project? Make sure the new roof can go over the existing roof. Is your facility currently closed, or can you temporarily move operations elsewhere? If yes, you will probably be best to get a new metal roof that is replaced on its own and doesn’t go over top of the old system.
What Are the Environmental Considerations of the New Materials and Disposal of the Old Roof?
Based on your answer to question two, you won’t need to answer both parts of this question. However, this is an important factor to consider. You don’t want to set up a metal roof replacement that is going to be harsh on the environment, and you also don’t want to miss out on tax credits available for environmentally friendly building decisions.
How Long Will the New Roof Last and What Will the Warranty Cover?
This question has two parts that go hand-in-hand. You need to know how long the roof is expected to last and how much of that time is covered by warranty. If you select a material or manufacturer for your metal roof replacement and later learn that they have no warranty, you will be up a creek if something goes wrong with your new roofing system.
We hope this has been beneficial to you in your research of a metal roof replacement. As you ask yourself these questions, please keep our silicone coatings in mind as a viable roofing material to replace your current metal roof.