Metal Roof Repair
With new construction and renovation of existing roofs, metal roofing has gained in popularity. The increase in market share has been attributed to developments in material technology and application procedures.
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Present-day metal roofs have considerably greater durability than those used in the past. With proper maintenance and repair, many systems today can provide long-term service life. Some of them may last up to 50 years.
For metal roofs, there are several elements to consider during proper roof maintenance. They are similar to the elements to consider for conventional roofs. Metal roofing systems should be familiar with and their installation procedures should be known by the roofing contractor. Identifying typical problem areas that require maintenance can be easier with familiarity with these systems.
Metal Roof Repair Procedures
When dealing with metal surfaces, it is important to use the appropriate materials. Repair procedures are provided by most metal manufacturers. The following are some repair procedures for metal surfaces.
Water infiltration in metal roofs is commonly facilitated by the openings created by corroded or missing fasteners. The damaged areas should be repaired by removing all severely corroded and missing fasteners and replacing them with corrosion-resistant fasteners. All butyl rubber washers that have been severely weathered need to be replaced. By covering the fastener heads completely with caulk or troweled sealant, cover exposed fasteners with a waterproof sealant.
Metal surfaces with openings should also be treated properly. The metal surface should be repaired with metal sealant and repair materials when it is split, holed, or protruding in any way. Follow these steps to fulfill this task. In the first place, clean both sides of the metal surface thoroughly so that none of the dirt or debris remains on it. Ensure that the metal surface is completely dry before application of any material. Trowel over the cracked or split areas and adhesive approximately 1/2 inch thick. Spread an even layer of adhesive over the affected area before placing a metal fiber membrane. Lastly, trowel an even and uniform coat of adhesive over the metal fiber membrane.
Expenses of rust and pitting can compromise the structural integrity of the metal. Metal surfaces may need to be repaired and/or replaced depending on how severe the corrosion is. If metal panels are severely corroded or weather-damaged, they may pose a safety hazard. Remove and replace all corroded and weather-damaged metal panels. It can typically be identified by a concentration of rust on a metal surface and many metal surface openings. When the severity of corrosion is uncertain, best practices recommend replacing metal panels. When in doubt, it is best to take extra precautions.
Surface rust on metal surfaces can be repaired using remedial measures. Using hand tools, the rust on the surface must be removed either by sanding, scraping, or by wiping with a wire brush. A rust inhibitor or primer should be applied to the affected area following substantial elimination of rust from the metal surface.
A coating is the most commonly applied method of repairing and maintaining metal roofs. There are a number of reasons to apply a coating, including weatherproofing, reflection or emissivity, and aesthetics. Metal coatings can extend the life of metal systems if they are applied properly. Roofing contractors must carry out necessary research to figure out the best coating for each type of metal surface, because there are different degrees of coatings available on today’s market. Before a coating can be applied to metal surfaces, they must be properly prepared. Before the final coating is applied, all the aforementioned repairs must be completed. All loose rust, mill surface, paint, loose dirt, and contaminants should be thoroughly removed from the metal surface. Surfaces can be cleaned with power tools like sanders, wire brushes, and grinders. Cleaning is more commonly accomplished by blasting the surface at a pressure of not less than 2,000 psi with high pressure water.
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The coating application can begin after the metal has been prepared, and its surface has dried completely. Application rate must conform to the coating manufacturer’s requirements if a metal coating is to be applied over the metal surface. The coating thickness is typically a determinant of the warranty provided by the coating manufacturer. For the level of warranty to be achieved, the appropriate thickness has to be applied. Even application is essential. Approved spray equipment, brushes, and rollers can be used to apply the metal coating. Give Kansas City Metal Roofing a call today!