How to Effectively Repair Commercial Metal Roofs
A commercial metal roof is an excellent long-term investment for any business, but it can become damaged over time. Rust, obstructions, loose screws and attachments are just a few of the reasons that metal roofs can leak. Fortunately, metal roofs can also be effectively repaired using high quality silicone coatings and fibered roof cement; however, there are certain steps that must be followed in order to ensure a successful repair. Let’s take a look at how to properly repair commercial metal roofs.
Preparing the Surface for Repair
The first step is to prepare the surface for repair. All rust and other debris must be removed from the area around the leak before any repairs can begin. If there are any obstructions in the way of the repair, such as skylights or vents, they must also be removed prior to starting repairs. Once all of this has been completed, you will need to clean the surface with a rag or brush and use a vacuum cleaner if necessary. This will help ensure that no dirt or debris gets trapped underneath your new sealant when applying it.
Once you have prepared the surface for repair, you will need to apply sealant around the leaky area in order to create a waterproof barrier between your metal roof and the elements outside. High quality silicone coatings are preferred as they provide strong adhesion and long lasting protection against moisture intrusion; however, fibered roof cement may also be used depending on your particular situation. It is important to follow all manufacturer instructions when applying these products as improper application techniques may lead to future problems down the line.
Allow time for Drying
After applying your desired sealant product, it is critical that you allow sufficient time for drying before attempting any further repairs or inspections of the area in question. If not done correctly this could result in faulty repairs or short lived solutions which could end up costing you more money in the long run due to additional labor costs associated with re-repairing your roof. Pay close attention to all instructions included with your product of choice and make sure that you give yourself enough time for proper drying before moving on with additional projects related to this repair job.
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Metal roofs can easily become damaged due to rust, obstructions or loose screws/attachments but fortunately they can also relatively easy repaired using high quality silicone coatings or fibered roof cement provided certain steps are taken beforehand such as cleaning/preparing-the surface area surrounding-the leaky spot as well as allowing enough time for drying after applying the sealants used during repairs. By following these simple steps you should have a successful commercial metal roof repair job!