What Is a Commercial Metal Roof Retrofit and When Do I Need One?

August 18, 2021

If your metal roof is starting to show its age, you want to do everything you can to avoid the high costs of a full roof replacement. Metal retrofits are a great way for you to extend the life of your existing metal roof and protect your building’s assets… if it meets certain criteria.

When Is a Metal Retrofit the Wrong Choice?

You aren’t looking into a new roof just for the fun of it. Most of the time, you’re looking into roofing options because your roof has sprung a leak. But what is the source of that leak? Is it leaking because of unmaintained flashings or because the seams weren’t properly put together? Even more importantly, can your existing roof structure support the weight of a new roof?

Each roof should be inspected before deciding whether to go forward with a metal retrofit. More often than not, the roof doesn’t need to be replaced; it just needs to be repaired. Most roof replacements can be avoided by going up on your roof to do a quick inspection twice a year (and after major weather events), to make sure there’s no damage. Don’t wait until your roof is leaking to survey the state of your roof—it’ll save you time and money in the long run.

What Is a Metal Retrofit?

A commercial metal roof retrofit extends the life of your roof by covering over the existing metal roof with PVC single-ply membrane. Because it’s custom prefabricated particularly for your metal roof, the Duro-Last metal retrofit protects your roof from rust and corrosion, eliminates seam and fastener problems, and does away with cracks and leaks around penetrations. 

Nine times out of ten, if the roof meets the criteria above, it doesn’t just need to be repaired, and the structure of the building can handle the weight of a new roof, a metal retrofit is a great alternative to a full roof replacement.

When you’ve decided that a metal retrofit is the right choice for your building, the team at Technique Roofing will determine how best to fill in the flutes to level your roof, whether you need additional insulation, and how to handle the edge of your roof.


Learn more at our YouTube channel on whether or not a retrofit is right for you. Then call Technique Roofing to inspect your roof and let us help you decide your next step for the life of your roof.

 

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