Beyond my function as the company's 'green guy', I'm likewise an industrial homeowner. My structure below in Maine has a ribbed metal roof that has to do with 25 years old. It's been a great building with terrific renters however there were truly starting to be some issues with one particular 100-square area of the roof. It had not been well maintained, and several of the exposed fasteners, especially in locations where repair works had actually been done in the past, were beginning to create issues. In fact, as we peeled off up several of the repairs, we located they really trapped moisture and caused corrosion to form. Among our renters makes well furniture, and they were grumbling concerning leakages, and there had been been some stock losses.
And with the summer season heat, I was running the followers and the air handlers constantly to keep everybody comfy. It was clear something needed to be done. I checked out a few options, consisting of examining the roof with a Z-profile and new metal; packing the flutes and recovering with a single ply membrane ; and a roof coating engineering. Topcoat really appeared like the best choice.
Among things that I really suched as was that the Topcoat team recognized with all of the unusual information of the roof and how you can approach them. The structure was included into in phases, and it usinged some areas that seemed to leak regardless of what we did. There's a comprehensive line of Topcoat items which are applicable to essentially every detail on the roof. Plus the liquid fabric gadget gets rid of the time-consuming application of fabric at horizontal seams, and tubes of sealer are handy for certain problem areas.
Checking out it from the homeowner's point of view, the Topcoat layer is a wonderful selection-- I had it expertly done by Elco Painting and it's going to last. From a sustainability viewpoint, a high solids elastomeric like Topcoat really functions also. It's an awesome, reflective roof that's already conserving me power costs, and it will keep my occupants much more comfy as well (I need to share this effect is really amazing. In direct sun, if you place your practical the layered location, it's cool-- not simply 'not hot', but cool. On the galvanized steel, it's also hot to leave your hand on easily). So the new roof is not simply going to keep my occupants completely dry, yet it's additionally keeping them colder. And we really did not waste anything to do it. We managed to include in the service life of the existing roof using hardly any new material and disposing of very little aged material, so I like it from a sustainability viewpoint.
I delight in the tenants will certainly be a little colder and so much more comfy. And as the property owner, I'm conserving power, making the asset last longer, keeping the roof and recovering, and keeping individuals that foot the bill satisfied. This was my first experience with roof repair, has anybody else tried this?