Metal Roof Restorations
Metal roofing as been a popular choice for commercial, industrial and agricultural roofing for over the last 50 years, all inevitably undergo corrosion, (rust), and suffer the effects of thermal expansion during the aging process.
Daily changes in temperature cause metal roofing panels to expand and contract more than any other building element. Movement on unprotected metal roofing allows fasteners to loosen and back out, seams to open, and protrusions to separate – all of which are sources of water infiltration. Eventually the original finish is lost and corrosion of the unprotected metal begins.
With today’s emerging roofing technologies, metal roof restoration is now a very favorable option. On average, a metal roof system can be restored at approximately 30% of the replacement cost. Consider these issues: A complete new roof usually has limited workmanship warranty and a paint finish warranty provided by the panel manufacturer, where a restoration project can provide a long term guarantee up to 10yrs. A new roof is usually amortized over 39 years of the expected roof life while a restoration project has immediate deductibility. In addition to the cost savings, the building owner experiences less disruption of business and the process can be completed in a fraction of the time. Midwest Roofing Services has been trained and certified by several leading manufacturers of elastomeric coating systems. Providing our clients with restoration options rather than replacement.
Substantial energy savings can be obtained by choosing the proper roof surface. In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, test results show air conditioning energy use can be reduced by up to 50% campared to a previously uncoated metallic roof surface.