Solid Solutions: Metal Roof Recovery Systems

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

There’s something unsettling when you hear a “Drip, drip, drip…” coming from your roof. Or even worse, one of your employees tells you about puddles of water on your industrial floor or expensive equipment. Unfortunately, when businesses patch up leaky roofs, it’s like putting a small bandage on a large wound. It may have worked as a short term solution, but it can only last for so long. The real answer to fixing a leaky roof is to install a metal roof recovery system. Not only will your roof last longer, but you’ll discover that your new roof will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Industrial Roof Assessments

Let’s face it – replacing your entire industrial roof can be a major investment. On the other hand, delaying the inevitable can result in costly repairs in damaged equipment or ruined floors. Asking for an industrial roof assessment is a wise decision. In this way, you can find out exactly whether you only need some minor repairs, a complete roof replacement or if a metal roof recovery system is sufficient.

What is a Metal Roof Recovery System?

According to the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), over half of the industrial buildings that are one-story or two-story engineered constructions have metal roofs on them. Many times, a metal roof has been coated to extend its life. However, after long periods of use, or if the coating or workmanship was substandard, there could be some major issues. A quality metal roof recovery system eliminates leaking, prevents rust and adds R value to your current roof. In addition, a good metal system adds layers of insulation before it’s sealed with a unique membrane for protection.

The Installation Process

Once your industrial roof has been assessed and measured, expert installers will begin the process of putting in your metal roof recovery system. They will start by filling in the roofing flues with lightweight insulation cut to size. To provide additional stability, the team will then add an extra layer of insulation perpendicular to the first layer. Once the insulation is set, a membrane covers the entire area and secured with special metal fasteners. This membrane is then heat-welded into place with a robotic welder. Any areas that are inaccessible to the robotic welder are carefully hand-welded.

Rather than replacing your entire roof, metal roof recovery systems are a great alternative. Not only is a recovery system more affordable, it is also energy-efficient and quite durable. Better than stop-gap measures like coatings, an excellent metal roof recovery system provides long life to your building’s roof and is a worthwhile investment. If you have specific questions about your metal roof, feel free to contact Preferred Inc. today for additional information.

Topics: roofing