Benefits of Metal Roofing For Commercial Buildings

If you are considering replacing your old facility roofing, you’re in luck! While it may not seem like an advantage to have to replace roofing, this opens up doors to improve upon your current roofing system and choose a material that is more appealing and energy-efficient. At MaintenX, we often recommend metal roofing for commercial facilities. This durable and energy-efficient roofing material is a great option for many types of commercial buildings. 

 

Why choose a metal roof for your facility renovation? Here are just a few reason why we recommend this material to our clients: 

 

Durability

Metal roofing is proven to last several decades with proper care and maintenance. It is strong enough to withstand tropical storms, snowstorms, and falling debris. Plus, it is resistant to mold and mildew growth because it will not absorb water after rainfall. Overall, metal is a strong roofing material that lasts the longest among most roofing materials if you care for it properly. 

 

Energy efficiency

Metal roofing reflects sunlight. In the summer months, this can lower your cooling costs within your facility. In addition, solar panels can be installed on top of metal roofing in many cases. This gives you the option to add panels well after installation, and further increase your facility’s energy efficiency. 

 

Curb appeal

Metal roofing is often attractive to potential commercial building buyers or renters. Because it is durable and energy-efficient, it adds real value to your property if installed by a reputable contractor. Metal roofing also comes in a variety of colors, so it can add to your curb appeal and really make your building stand out. 

 

Minimal maintenance

Because metal roofing is so durable, it typically requires less maintenance than shingles or even concrete roofing. It still needs to be cleaned regularly and inspected for repairs, but otherwise, you’ll have to invest very little time in maintaining your metal roof. 

 

If you are considering replacing your commercial roof, call MaintenX! We can help you determine whether metal roofing is right for you, or if another material would better suit your needs. To learn more about our installation and maintenance services, contact your local MaintenX today. 

Waterproofing a Concrete Commercial Roof

Concrete roofing has many advantages to other types of commercial roofing. It is incredibly durable, water-resistant, and offers a unique aesthetic appeal that is fitting for a variety of commercial applications. However, concrete roofing is not indestructible. It can become damaged by water over time and will form leaks, cracks, or even grow vegetation if not properly treated. Below are our recommendations for preventing these issues with concrete waterproofing: 

 

Step One: Clean and repair your roofing

A roof that is dirty, damaged, or already has cracks in it cannot be properly waterproofed. Before you schedule your waterproofing service, be sure to ask your MaintenX technician to plan a day for cleaning the roof, repairing minor cracks, and placing a seam tape over any cracks or spaces between concrete shingles. 

 

Step two: Add a primer

Adding a concrete primer underneath your waterproof sealant will help the sealant adhere to the concrete and ensure a long-lasting application. On the morning of your service, your roofing technician will spray or paint the primer onto the roof, starting from one corner and working linearly. It may take several hours for the primer to dry, which means that waterproofing your roof could be an all-day event. 

 

Step three: Add your concrete sealant of choice

There are a variety of waterproof sealant options for concrete roofing, from paints to liquid rubber to concrete-specific sealants that will provide a waterproof barrier. The design (sloped or flat roof), age, and your facility’s budget will all factor into which concrete sealant is right for you. However, your MaintenX roofer will be able to help you decide which one will be most suitable for your building. 

 

After your waterproof sealant is dry, your roofing will be guaranteed safer, more aesthetically pleasing, and of greater value than it was before. A MaintenX roofer will walk you through the specific steps, but we are confident you’ll be happy with this long-term investment in your facility. 

 

MaintenX also offers concrete roof installation, repairs, and preventative services for commercial facilities. To learn more about our roofing services, contact your local MaintenX

Waterproof Paints and Sealants for Commercial Roofing

A leak at your commercial facility, even if it is small, can be disastrous. Water damage quickly leads to mold, mildew, rot, and structural damage if not addressed immediately. Luckily, waterproofing your roof is as simple as adding a waterproof coating or paint. MaintenX specializes in roof waterproofing and offers plenty of options from which to choose: 

 

Liquid rubber

Liquid rubber sealants offer many advantages for your commercial roofing. These roofing sealants create a waterproof membrane over the raw material that will stretch and move with the roofing over time. This protects the rubber from splitting or cracking like paint or another type of sealant. Many liquid rubbers do not require a primer and are fast-drying to protect your roofing as soon as it is applied. These are great products for flat roofing and emergency sealing services. 

 

Waterproof acrylic paint

Acrylic paint is also a great option for waterproofing your roof on a budget. Acrylic paint comes in white and a variety of colors and though it takes a while to dry, many believe it offers a better aesthetic outcome than rubber roof sealants. Check with your roofing contractor to ensure the paint you choose is of high quality and won’t require multiple touch ups over time. 

 

Waterproof stains

Some natural roofing materials will take stains instead of paint or liquid rubber to waterproof them. You can use wood stains on your roof to protect its surface and prevent leaks. Stains are also versatile, as you can use them for outdoor benches, pergolas, or other wood elements at your facility. 

 

Ask your roofing specialist what they recommend for your specific roofing material and design. Some of the top recommended manufacturers for commercial roofing include: 

 

  • Liquid Rubber
  • Jetcoat
  • Rubberseal 
  • Behr
  • Kool Seal

 

At MaintenX, we care about the long-term satisfaction of our clients. Talk to our roofing specialists to find out waterproofing options for commercial facilities that are both affordable and of high quality.