Magnificent Metal Monday – Roof Rehab or Replace?

Photo credit: Building Design + Construction

Knowing when to replace, retrofit or re-coat a roof has been an important and popular topic for years now regularly appearing in articles across industry trades. Removing and replacing old roofs was the go-to roofing solution for decades because it offered building owners the longest lifespan at the most economical price. Today, however, re-roofing solutions such as “Metal-over-Metal” and “Metal-over-Shingle” recover solutions offer owners alternate solutions with many advantages. To learn more about these solutions, join leading metal roofing authority, Charlie Smith with McElroy Metal, as he presents “12 Ways to Recover an Existing Sloped Roof with Metal” during this week’s METALCONLive! presented by the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

Take advantage of this FREE event to understand how to do a metal over metal recover and put metal over single ply or modified Bitumen roof as well as metal over shingle applications. Charlie will also review the advantages and pitfalls of each application and when it is best to just do a tear off and the sustainable attributes of leaving the existing roof in place. REGISTER today and tune in this Wednesday, October 21 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST.

In an article titled “Metal Roof Rehabilitation: Knowing Whether To Retrofit, Re-coat Or Replace,” from DesignandBuildwithMetal.com, Thomas Diamond, P.E. with The Garland Company Inc. says, “A metal roof retrofit can provide a vast array of benefits to a building owner. In addition to the time savings that can be achieved without having to tear off the existing metal roof, the facility will typically not need to shut down during the installation of a retrofit metal roof.”

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) provides another resource with a White Paper on the Comparison of Retrofit Systems Over Existing Metal Roofs published in 2017 by Brian Gardner, FRCI, RRC, CCS, with BMG Enterprises, LLC. The goal of the paper is to compare two commonly used methods of retrofitting existing metal roofs and illustrate important design considerations that frequently apply to candidate buildings.

Building Design + Construction featured the subject in an article “Retrofit Roofs Instead of Replacement” where they look at retrofitting a flat roof with a long-lasting, low-maintenance sloped metal roof as a more viable option than replacing a roof.

Join us this Wednesday for the unique opportunity to learn more about this important topic from one of the industry’s leading experts. REGISTER today for FREE!

You will also gain an understanding of the following:

  • How to recognize when to remove and replace an existing metal roof and when to recover.
  • Twelve ways to recover an existing sloped roof and what method is best depending on the existing conditions and desired outcome.
  • How to recover existing buildings and the IBC for existing buildings.
  • The best available systems for doing recover work.

Charlie Smith founded Architectural Building Components in 1989. Over the next 23 years, the company grew into an industry-leading metal roofing and wall system company. In 2012, the business became a part of McElroy Metal, enabling Smith to focus on educational and product development efforts. Charlie holds several patents in the re-cover field. As a widely recognized metal roofing authority, Smith helped to write the new RCI Metal Roofing course and is a frequent presenter at industry events.

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