Metal roofing is known as one of the most durable options for industrial and residential roofing. It can withstand heavy winds, rain, snow, and even ice. It can also last longer than traditional asphalt shingles. This durability does not mean that metal roofing is without its problems. You may face some roofing issues that require repairs. If you are noticing some issues with your metal roof, you may need to consider metal roofing restoration.
There are times when your metal roofing may need rust removal. This can happen after several years of ongoing rain and sun damage. Even though the roofing is likely sealed with a protective layer, the ongoing weather conditions can break through that layer. When this happens, it can result in rust on the metal. A professional metal roofing restoration contractor can remove the rust without damaging the metal roofing. This process may use both chemicals and machinery to remove and buff out the rust or corrosion that has occurred over time.
The first step your contractor will take is to clean the roof. This means removing any rust and debris from the surface area. Once this is done, they will move on to any repairs that are required. Once these repairs are done, resealing the metal roof becomes the next step in the restoration process. This seal is a protective coating that helps the metal to stand up against most weather conditions including hail. Depending on the seal used, you may need to have it reapplied in several years.
You may not think of painting as part of the metal roofing restoration process. The truth is, you can use paint to help not only change the look of the roof but also restore it. A fresh coat of metal roofing paint over the protective coat works in two ways. It helps to create another barrier to reduce the chances of rust and damage to your roof. The second way the paint works is to offer another layer of protection against sun damage, which can become intense during various times of the year.
These are just a few reasons to consider metal roofing restoration when you start noticing issues with your metal roof. If you are uncertain if you need roofing repair, replacement, or restoration contact your roofing contractor. They can inspect your metal roof and determine the issues you have and what the right process should be.
Reach out to local roofers to learn more about metal roofing restoration.