Learning All About Roofing Materials

Learning All About Roofing Materials

The Benefits Of Retrofitting A Metal Roof

Beverley Hall

Metal roofs are commonly used on industrial or commercial buildings, as well as smaller standalone buildings, such as barns and sheds. If you have a metal roof that is nearing the end of its lifespan, you have a big decision to make. You can either remove and replace the entire roof or you can retrofit the existing metal roof. Each option has its own benefits. Before you select an option, take the time to learn the benefits, and decide if they make sense for your building, budget, and needs. Here are a few of the benefits of retrofitting a metal roof. 

Retrofitting is Cheaper Than Replacing

One of the benefits of retrofitting a metal roof is that retrofitting the roof is usually much cheaper than replacing a metal roof. When a roof is retrofitted, a membrane is placed directly over the existing metal. The membrane is typically made from rubber or PVC-based materials. Laying a membrane over the metal helps to cover it, keeping water and moisture out, ultimately extending the life of the roof. On the flip side, when a new roof is installed, the existing metal has to be removed and new metal shingles or panels have to be installed. This is more costly than rolling a membrane over the existing metal. 

Retrofitting Decreases Waste

The second benefit associated with retrofitting a metal roof is that retrofit helps to decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. If you remove the metal from your roof, chances are, it is just going to a dump or landfill. When you retrofit it, you are extending its life, helping it to last as long as possible before it makes its way to a landfill. If more people used products as long as they could, our landfills would be filled with less waste and it would be better for the environment. 

Retrofitting Takes Less Time Than Replacing

Lastly, retrofitting is faster than replacing your roof. If you own a commercial building, it can be annoying to your tenants, employees, or customers to have to listen to roofers on the roof installing a new roof for multiple days. Retrofitting the roof is much faster, decreasing the annoyance to others who visit or work within your commercial space. 

Retrofitting a metal roof can help to extend the life of a metal roof that is nearing the end of its lifespan. However, not every metal roof can be retrofitted, based on the condition and age of the metal. If you are interested in learning more about retrofitting metal roofs or want to find out if it is an option for you, contact your preferred roofer today to schedule a roof inspection and consultation. 

For more information, reach out to Sanchez Roofing And Construction


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Hi, I'm Dwight Eberstark. I am crazy about all of the different types of roofing materials available today. While upgrading the roof on my home, I looked into the material options in great detail. I studied all of the different metal materials used to create modern shingles. I also looked into switching to asphalt, wood or tile shingles. I eventually settled on bronze shingles designed to last for decades. Instead of aging, the bronze finish just continues to improve. I also switched to metal gutters that make a beautiful sound when the rain falls onto the surface. I would like to share my passion for roofing materials through this site. Thank you for coming by. Visit again soon.