As your metal roof begins to age, it can develop many problems. Installing a single ply membrane over your existing metal roof, also known as retrofitting the roof, can solve many of the problems that can develop. Learning the benefits associated with retrofitting your metal roof can help you determine how and why retrofitting may be the perfect solution for an aging metal commercial roof. Here are some of the different ways that retrofitting can be beneficial to your metal roof.
Increased Energy Efficiency
One of the reasons why retrofitting your metal roof can be beneficial is because it can help to increase the energy efficiency of your roof. As a metal roof ages, the seams begin to come apart and split. Air inside your building can escape through these gaps and splits. Laying a membrane over the roof helps to keep indoor air in, which ultimately increases your commercial building's energy efficiency.
More Material and Installation Options
One of the lesser-known benefits associated with retrofitting a metal roof is that you have many material and installation options. The membrane that is installed over your metal roof can be made from TPO, EPDM or PVC. Spray foam may also be used for retrofitting. This allows you to select a material that is the best fit for your commercial space based on its size, your budget and the weather elements it is subjected to.
Fewer Seam and Fastener Problems
It is very common to develop problems with seams and fasteners on a metal roof. This is because weather elements, such as extreme heat, freezing temperatures, sunlight and rain can also affect seams and fasteners. When you retrofit your metal roof, you are covering up seams and fasteners with a membrane layer. This helps to protect these elements, reducing the number of problems that develop with them.
No More Rust or Metal Corrosion
One of the most common issues with metal roofs is that they can begin to rust or corrode as they age, thanks to moisture. When a membrane is laid over your metal roof, the metal is protected from moisture, helping to prevent rust and corrosion.
Prevents Leaks and Cracks Around Penetrations
The final benefit associated with retrofitting a metal roof is that retrofitting helps to prevent leaks and cracks around penetrations in your roof. Leaks can cause a significant amount of damage. Covering up leaks and cracks can prevent water damage in your commercial building.
There are many benefits associated with retrofitting your metal roof. Are you ready to learn more about retrofitting a metal roof, what the cost may be to retrofit your roof and/or whether it is something that can be done on your roof? Then give MG Roofing, Inc. a call today. We can explain more about retrofitting to you, inspect your roof, determine if retrofitting is an option for you, and give you an estimate. Schedule your appointment now.