Why Retrofitting Your Metal Roof Can Be Beneficial
If your metal roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or needs numerous repairs, you have a decision to make. You can remove all of the metal roofing and install new roofing materials, or you can retrofit your metal roof. This involves installing new material on top of the metal roof, helping to extend the life of your metal roof without having to remove it. When you are deciding which option is right for you, learning the benefits can help you make an educated decision. Here are some of the reasons why retrofitting a metal roof can be beneficial.
Increased Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest benefits involved with retrofitting a roof is that you make your roof more energy efficient. Your roof now is thicker and able to keep heated or cooled air inside the building. This keeps your space naturally warmer or cooler, reducing the frequency in which you need to run your air conditioner or heater.
More Material and Installation Options
The second benefit associated with retrofitting a metal roof is that you have more material and installation options. There are many different materials that can be installed on top of your metal roof and many different ways to install them. This allows you to find the material that is best suited for your building needs.
Fewer Seam and Fastener Problems
As metal roofs age, the seams and fasteners on the roof begin to encounter problems. The seams begin to split, and the fasteners can pull out. This gives water a space to seep into your building. And if there were any repairs made on the roof, water can also seep in through these spaces as the roof ages as well. When you retrofit the metal, you cover these problem areas, reducing these issues. While you cannot eliminate them completely, you can reduce the odds of problems developing significantly.
Reduction in Metal Rust and Corrosion
Another problem that develops with metal roofing as it ages is rust and corrosion. The metal can rust and corrode as it is exposed to water and other outdoor elements. There are rust and corrosion products you can buy to reduce rust from forming, but they are costly and time-consuming to install. Retrofitting your roof can help to prevent rust and corrosion more effectively and with less hassle on your end.
Are you interested in learning more about retrofitting your metal roof? Or are you ready to get an estimate? If so, contact MG Roofing, Inc. today. Let our professional roofers evaluate your metal roofing and determining if retrofitting is something that can be done to your roof. Give us a call now to get started.