Why Retrofitting Your Metal Roof Can Be Beneficial
If your single-ply metal roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, you may be in the market for a new roof. One of the decisions you face is deciding whether to retrofit your existing roof or completely remove and install a new roof. Retrofitting is a term that many people are not familiar with and involves installing a new layer of roofing over your existing roofing material. If you are torn on which option may be ideal for you, learning the benefits can help you decide. Here are some of the benefits associated with retrofitting an existing single-ply metal roof.
Retrofitting Can Increase Energy Efficiency of Your Building
One of the first benefits of retrofitting a roof is that you can increase the energy efficiency of your commercial building or warehouse space. Adding a new layer of roofing to an existing layer helps to insulate your space better. This can help to reduce your heating and cooling costs and extend the lifespan of your heating or cooling unit.
Retrofitting Allows More Material and Installation Options
The second benefit associated with retrofitting your metal roof is that retrofitting allows you to select from a wide array of roofing materials and installation options. Many people are under the impression that they have limited choices if they decide to retrofit a roof, and that simply is no longer the case.
Retrofitting Minimizes Seam and Fastener Issues
One of the issues that can develop with older metal roofs is that the seams can begin to split, or fasteners can pop up. When you retrofit an existing roofing system, you help to minimize the occurrence of these problems or prevent them altogether. The seams are sealed with new roofing material, and the new roofing material also helps to hold fasteners down in place.
Retrofitting Stops Corrosion and Rusting of Metal
Another issue that can develop with metal roofing is corrosion or rusting, depending on what type of metal is installed on your roof. Metal roofs are retrofitted with many materials aside from metal, including plastic, rubber or sealants. Ultimately, this helps to prevent the metal from rusting or corroding, helping your roof to function better and look better.
Retrofitting Helps Stop Leaks
The final benefit associated with retrofitting your metal roof is that retrofitting can help to stop leaks. If your metal roof is leaking, retrofitting adds a new exterior layer to your roof. This can put an end to leaks, which ultimately helps to extend the overall lifespan of your roof while keeping everything stored within your building safe from water.
Here at MG Roofing, Inc., we know that caring for your roof can be challenging. This is where we can help. We can help you determine when it may be time to replace your roof and help you determine if retrofitting your roof is right for you or if a different choice may be a better fit. Learn more by calling us today.