METAL ROOF RESTORATION
Benefits of Metal Roofs
One of the most significant advantages of metal roofs is their longevity. With proper care and maintenance, a metal roof can last 50 years or more, making it a cost-effective choice for homeowners looking for a long-term roofing solution.
Metal roofs are also highly resistant to various weather conditions. They can withstand high winds, heavy rains, and are impervious to fire, making them a safe and durable choice for any climate.
Another key benefit of metal roofs is their energy efficiency. Metal reflects solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%, making them an environmentally friendly choice.
Aesthetically, metal roofs offer a sleek, modern look and are available in a wide range of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to customize their roof to match their home’s architectural style and personal preferences.
Drawbacks of Metal Roofs
Despite their many benefits, metal roofs do have some drawbacks. One of the main concerns is their cost. Metal roofs are more expensive upfront than other roofing materials. This is due to the cost of the materials themselves, as well as the specialized installation process.
Another potential issue is noise. During heavy rain or hail, metal roofs can be louder than other roofing materials, which some people may find disruptive.
Metal roofs can also be prone to denting. If large hail or falling branches hit the roof, they can cause dents.
Common Issues with Metal Roofs
Over time, metal roofs can develop a few common issues. These include rusting, particularly in areas with high humidity or salty air. Leaks can also occur, especially around the screws and seams, if not properly sealed.
Another common issue is fading or chalking of the paint over time, particularly in areas with high UV exposure. This can affect the roof’s aesthetic appeal, but can be addressed with regular maintenance and repainting.
Metal Roof Restoration Process
Restoring a metal roof involves several steps designed to address these common issues and extend the roof’s lifespan.
STEP 1. REPLACE RUSTED, LEAKING SCREWS
The process begins by replacing all leaking, rusted, and old roofing screws if necessary. This ensures a solid base for the subsequent steps and prevents potential leaks.
STEP 2. PRESSURE CLEANING
The roof is then thoroughly cleaned using 3500 psi water pressure to remove dirt, grime, and fungi. This step is crucial for preparing the roof for the subsequent steps and ensuring the best possible adhesion of the primer and paint.
STEP 3. MASK ANY SKYLIGHTS AND SOLAR PANELS
Any skylights and solar panels are carefully covered to protect them during the restoration process. This step is carried out by professional tradesmen to ensure the best care of your home.
STEP 4. GALVINISED PRIMER APPLICATION
A top-of-the-market anti-corrosive primer is applied to the roof for protection against rust and corrosion. Its zinc-rich formulation forms a barrier against corrosion and provides the perfect surface for the following paint coats to adhere to.
STEP 5. 1ST COAT OF ROOF PAINT
Next, the first coat of roof paint is applied to your roof. It is designed to be applied to the prepared metal roof.
STEP 6. TOP COAT
Finally, the second coat of roof paint is applied. This roof paint is carefully formulated to make it suitable for the collection of drinking water. This is the final process of the metal roof restoration.
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The duration of the restoration process can vary depending on the size of the roof and the weather conditions. Dry, mild weather is ideal for each step’s effectiveness.
The final result of a metal roof restoration is a roof that not only looks new but is also more durable and better equipped to withstand the elements. This can enhance your home’s curb appeal, increase its value, and provide peace of mind knowing your roof is in the best possible condition.