Although standing seam metal roofs are generally durable and long-lasting, they too have a life cycle. When that life cycle comes to an end, there are really only three choices for a long-term solution. The first is to replace the metal roof with another metal roof. The second is to apply roof coating over the metal. The third option is to install a Metal Retrofit System.
Installing a new metal roof is expensive and using a roof coating is more of a temporary solution. The Metal Retrofit System is a cost-efficient and very effective solution coupled with an industry-leading 15-year NDL warranty.
The Metal Retrofit Roofing System
With the Metal Retrofit System, insulation is placed between the metal ribs, then another layer of insulation is added on top of the ribs. Finally, the entire roof is encapsulated with the Duro-Last single-ply PVC membrane. The Retrofit System is installed quickly and easily with little to no disruption.
The Duro-Last Custom-Fabricated Roof Membrane is available in 5 colors, white, light gray, dark gray, light tan, and terra cotta. Duro-Last, Inc. offers over three decades of proven PVC roof system performance with billions of square feet of membrane installed across North America.
Available in 8 membrane colors, white, light tan, patina, light gray, green, charcoal, copper, and blue, the Duro-Tuff incorporates a weft inserted, knitted scrim within PVC films to provide exceptional strength and waterproofing. The Duro-Tuff membrane has a uniform thickness over scrim that provides high durability.
Potential Problems with Standing Seam Metal Roofs
Several issues can occur with metal roofs that can affect their performance and longevity. Here are some potential problems that can go wrong with a standing seam roof:
- Leaks: If the roof is not installed correctly or if the seams become damaged, water can penetrate the roof system and cause leaks. Over time, leaks can lead to significant water damage, which can compromise the structural integrity of the building.
- Rust: Standing seam roofs are typically made of metal, which can rust if it is not properly coated or if it is exposed to moisture. Rust can weaken the roof’s structural integrity and lead to leaks and other problems.
- Corrosion: In addition to rust, metal roofs can also be affected by corrosion, which is the breakdown of the metal due to exposure to the elements. Corrosion can weaken the roof and cause leaks and other issues.
- Expansion and contraction: Metal roofs can expand and contract as the temperature changes. Over time, this can cause the seams to separate, which can allow water to penetrate the roof system.
- Wind damage: Strong winds can cause damage to standing seam roofs, particularly if the panels are not properly secured. Wind damage can result in leaks and other issues that can compromise the integrity of the roof.
- Hail damage: Hailstones can dent and damage metal roofs, which can compromise their performance and lead to leaks and other issues.
Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems
7151 S. M-129
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Office: (989) 575-0190 or
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