Metal roofing has been considered a more popular roofing option for larger commercial or industrial buildings. But over time, metal roofs can deteriorate and require repairs or even replacement. To replace an entire metal roof can be costly. But are there better options? Yes, cost-efficient metal roof repair or replacement options are available with the help of a qualified commercial roofing company.
Metal Roofing Problems
What can cause a metal roof to leak? There are many factors to consider. First, a metal roof may leak because the flashings installed around vertical structures are bad. When this happens, water can enter any building. Bad seams are another cause of leaking metal roofs. Seams could have been installed incorrectly in the first place or broken down over time. But the fact of the matter is, if water is getting into a facility, it’s bad news for everyone.
Roofing Repair Options
The good news is if you have a metal roof, you may not have to pay for a full removal and replacement job. Many roofing solutions for metal roofs are designed now to be installed over the top of existing roofs. Therefore, if your metal roof is the only roofing system currently installed, you don’t’ age to tear out all the metal panels and begin again. One quick and efficient repair option is a silicone roof coating. This requires that a layer of silicon be applied over the existing metal roof to fill in all holes or problem areas, creating a seamless, leak-proof membrane. Another option is to apply a spray polyurethane foam, or SPF, on top of the metal roof. This foam is a mixture of two chemicals that are mixed and heated, creating the foam that will fill in all holes or leaky spots of a metal roof. Another added benefit of SPF is its extra thickness that prevents UV rays from heating up the building, making it an energy-efficient option as well.
When looking for metal roof repairs, turn to a commercial roofer you can trust. Certified Commercial Roofing is here to help with all your roof repair needs.